Animals that Start with H



Read below for information on 52 different animals that start with the letter H, from hammerhead sharks to hyenas. Hyenas are the most popular letter H animal. The least popular are hercules beetles, which at up to 7 inches long are the largest beetle species in the world. Some fun facts about H name animals include:

  • The hippopotamus is the world’s deadliest land animal. It is estimated that hippopotamuses kill 500 people a year in Africa.
  • Hamsters can run as fast backwards as forwards
  • Hummingbirds beat their wings up to 80 times per second.

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A Honey Badger
Honey Badger

One of earth's bravest creatures!

A Horse
Horse

Has evolved over 50 million years!


Animals that Start with H

Haddock

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Gadiformes
Family
Gadidae
Genus
Melanogrammus
Scientific Name
Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Fun Fact: The haddock is very popular in both recreational and commercial fishing

The haddock is a deep-sea marine fish, native to the North Atlantic. Haddock is an immensely popular food around the world, perhaps nowhere more so than the United Kingdom, where it’s practically a staple in some local dishes. This fish is closely related to cod, another popular dish. With a firm and slightly sweet taste, […] Read More


Hagfish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Myxini
Order
Myxiniformes
Family
Myxinidae

Fun Fact: Can use slime to suffocate marine predators or escape capture

Hagfish, also known as slimy eels or slime eels, are so named because they produce slime However, they are not actually eels but eel-like fish that have jawless mouths along with lampreys. They are considered to be the most disgusting animals and are important for commercial and food purposes. The hagfish’s habitat is all the […] Read More


Hammerhead Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Sphyrnidae
Scientific Name
Sphyrnidae

Fun Fact: Found in coastal waters around the world!

Hammerhead sharks are best known for their long, rectangular heads. Hammerhead sharks are best known for their long, rectangular heads. These heads serve multiple purposes, including granting the sharks 360-degree vision as well as better hunting abilities. The sharks populate coastal areas and the edges of continental plates. 4 Hammerhead Shark Facts! Lovers of warmth: […] Read More


Hamster

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae

Fun Fact: Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

Hamsters are small-sized rodents. They are very commonly kept as house pets. However, unlike other rodents, they have short tails. Their legs are stubby with widely-spaced feet, and their ears are small. Hamsters are found in a variety of colors using grey, yellow, black, white, brown, golden, and red. They exist in a mixture of […] Read More


Harbor Seal

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Phoca
Scientific Name
Phoca vitulina

Fun Fact: Harbor seals can dive as deep as 1400 feet

“A Harbor Seal is known as the photogenic seal.” With its round baby-like head, big, curious eyes, and habit of hauling out close, but not too close, to human habitation, harbor seals are the favorite pinnipeds of many humans. That these Northern hemisphere seals are plentiful overall is another bright spot. They even seem to […] Read More


Hardhead Catfish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Siluriformes
Family
Ariidae
Genus
Ariopsis
Scientific Name
Ariopsis felis

Fun Fact: The hardhead catfish has a sharp spine near its fin to inject venom

“The hardhead catfish can produce sound by grinding its teeth or vibrating the bones located close to the swim bladder.” Named after the bony plate on the top of the skull, the hardhead catfish is a medium-sized marine predator or omnivore that sifts along the bottom of the ocean, looking for food. It is often […] Read More


Hare

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Lagomorpha
Family
Leporidae
Genus
Lepus
Scientific Name
Lepus

Fun Fact: Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!

The hare is one of the fastest land mammals in the world. This speed is absolutely critical to its survival. Lacking any other formidable defenses at its disposal, the hare is a small and timid animal that can outrun predators with incredible bursts of speed and endurance. The hare is a very common sight, but […] Read More


Harp Seal

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Pagophilus
Scientific Name
Pagophilus groenlandicus

Fun Fact: The harp seal can migrate up to 3,000 miles every year

The harp seal is awkward and clumsy on land. But in the water, it is an elegant swimmer and an expert predator. These are fairly common animals in the oceans of the extreme north. Named after the black harp-shaped markings on the back, the harp seal is a marvel of evolution, thanks to the many […] Read More


Harpy Eagle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Harpia
Scientific Name
Harpia harpyja

Fun Fact: Talon's the size of a grizzly bear's claws!

The harpy eagle is a fearsome predator, a loyal partner, and a nurturing parent. Residing deep within the rainforests of the Western Hemisphere, the harpy eagle cuts a striking figure. With its black and white colors, regal crown of feathers, and long, elegant tail, this species provides an unmistakable sight in its native habitat. Despite […] Read More


Harrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Cheerful, tolerant and sweet-tempered!

These dogs are called hare hounds as they were originally bred to hunt hares. Since then, they have become the ideal first-time dog for families everywhere. Harriers are affectionate and sweet, which is part of the reason that people love them as much as the Beagle or the English Foxhound. Their coats are strikingly similar, […] Read More


Havanese

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: These are the only dogs that are native to Cuba

The Havanese dogs originated in Cuba in the 1500s. With their small and sturdy build, they are fairly affectionate and playful as a breed. They are often welcomed into families for their soft fur, intelligence, and desire to please their loving owners. The lack of shedding and clever mind of the Havanese dog has earned […] Read More


Havapoo

Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: The exact appearance of a Havapoo can vary based on whether the genes of its Poodle or Havanese parent are more dominant.

The first Havapoo was likely bred within the last 20 or 30 years. Havapoos are a mixed, or hybrid, breed. They have one Poodle (standard or miniature) parent and one Havanese parent. The first Havapoo was likely bred within the last 20 or 30 years. Havapoos are not a super high-energy dog, like many other […] Read More


Havashire

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Both of the Havashire’s parent breeds were very popular among the upper classes.

The Havashire’s parent breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier and Havanese, were favorites of upper class owners in the United Kingdom and Cuba, respectively. The Havashire is a small and cuddly lapdog that was bred from a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Havanese. Both parent breeds are toy dogs with different origins. The Yorkie is […] Read More


Hawaiian Crow

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Corvus
Scientific Name
Corvus Hawaiiensis

Fun Fact: Once believed to be a family guardian spirit in Hawaii

The raucous cries of the Hawaiian crow once filled the forests of Hawaii. Now the imperiled species is extinct in the wild. Resourceful and intelligent, social and gregarious, the Hawaiian crow — also known as the Alala — is well-adapted to the hot climates of the lush Pacific island for which it’s named. With few […] Read More


Hawaiian Monk Seal

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Neomonachus
Scientific Name
Neomonachus schauinslandi

Fun Fact: Hawaiian name is "Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua," meaning "the dog which runs in rough waters.

“Hawaiian monk seals can stay underwater for up to 20 minutes at a time.” The Hawaiian monk seal, called Ilioholoikauaua by island natives, lives mostly around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It is the official state mammal of Hawaii and only one of two mammals native to this U.S. state. Like other seals, they are meat […] Read More


Hedgehog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Erinaceomorpha
Family
Erinaceidae

Fun Fact: Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!

Hedgehogs are commonly described as an animal with spikes Their unique and descriptive name is due to the way that they forage for food with rather unique methods. For individuals that are willing to take them on as pets, they can be incredibly useful in the elimination of irritating garden insects and other pests. The […] Read More


Hercules Beetle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Scarabaeidae
Genus
Dynastes
Scientific Name
Dynastes hercules

Fun Fact: This dynastine scarab beetle makes a weird huffing sound when it’s disturbed.

“The Hercules Beetle is the world’s longest beetle!” The Hercules beetle is one of the world’s largest insects, and it is not just large. The males have long horns that grow from their heads and the middle of their bodies. They come together to resemble pincers or a claw. The larva, which is curved, white, […] Read More


Hermit Crab

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Decapoda
Family
Paguroidea
Scientific Name
Paguroidea

Fun Fact: There are over 500 different species!

Hermit Crab Summary Hermit crabs are small crustaceans that live in shallow waters around the world. Contrary to their common name, hermit crabs are not solitary creatures but frequently live in communities of 100 or more. These crustaceans get their name from the mollusk shells that they carry on their backs and must periodically swap […] Read More


Heron

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Ciconiiformes
Family
Ardeidae

Fun Fact: Inhabits wetlands around the world!

Feeding gracefully at the edge of the water with its sharp, pointed beak, the heron is a family of long-legged birds that can be found in many different climates all over the planet. It is exceptionally well-adapted for the environment in which it lives. This also means the heron is highly sensitive to any disruptions […] Read More


Herring

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Clupeiformes
Family
Clupeidae
Genus
Clupea

Fun Fact: People enjoy the taste of the oily fish in many different ways including pickled, smoked, salted, dried and fermented.

Herring are forage fishes, also known as silver darlings or silver of the sea. Herring fish are pelagic, meaning they live in the open sea beyond the low tide mark. Most live in the temperature, shallow waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. They are a major food source as baitfish and for […] Read More


Highland Cattle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Bos
Scientific Name
Bos Taurus

Fun Fact: Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!

“The Highland cattle are a rustic breed of the domesticated cattle species.“ Originally hailing from the high elevations of the scenic Scottish Highlands, this breed is now raised worldwide for meat production. Judging by its behavior and physical characteristics, it is very much a quintessential cattle breed. But the Highland cattle also has many distinct […] Read More


Himalayan

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!

When you cross a Persian feline and a Siamese feline, you get the beautiful Himalayan. These animals with their solid-colored bodies look like they are wearing a mask because of their points. They are a loving family animal that adores being the center of attention. Traits: What to Know Before You Buy Before you buy […] Read More


Hippopotamus

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Hippopotamidae
Genus
Hippopotamus
Scientific Name
Hippopotamus amphibius

Fun Fact: Has pink anti-bacterial sweat!

Hippopotamus Classification and Evolution The Hippopotamus is a large semi-aquatic mammal that is found wallowing in the rivers and lakes across sub-Saharan Africa. Despite its appearance, the Hippopotamus is an animal that is actually thought to be most closely related to Whales as the two are thought to have had a common ancestor that existed […] Read More


Hoary Bat

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Lasiurus
Scientific Name
Lasiurus cinereus

Fun Fact: The hoary bat travels hundreds of miles south for the winter

This forest-dwelling hoary bat comes out at night to feed on insects, using its echolocation to locate prey. These bats are a member of the vesper bat family. Vesper means “evening” in Latin, which perfectly encapsulates their preferred time of the day. The hoary bat has the largest range of any bat species in the […] Read More


Hokkaido

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
mam
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Known for its bravery and ability to withstand the cold.

Bred from Japan, the Hokkaido also goes by the names “Ainu-ken,” “Seta,” and “Ainu dog.” It’s rare to find them anywhere but in Japan without a high price tag. Showing off with a beautiful coat of many colors, the Hokkaido’s intelligence and adoration for their family makes it an excellent companion. They tend to maintain […] Read More


Honduran White Bat

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Phyllostomidae
Genus
Ectophylla
Scientific Name
Ectophylla alba

Fun Fact: The bat only eats figs.

The Honduran white bat makes little “tents” out of the leaves of the heliconia plant, then rests in them during the day. They make sure they build their nests a short distance from a particular type of fig tree, for the bat only eats the fruit of this tree. Once the tent is built, it […] Read More


Honey Badger

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mellivora
Scientific Name
Mellivora Capensis

Fun Fact: One of earth's bravest creatures!

Honey badgers are the world’s most fearless animal. Capybaras win the award for world’s friendliest animal, but on the opposite end of the spectrum sits the honey badger, the planet’s gnarliest mammal! The “Guinness Book of World Records” lists the small, weasel-like species as the most fearless on Earth. And thanks to a 2011 viral […] Read More


Honey Bee

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Apidae
Genus
Apis

Fun Fact: There are only 8 recognized species!

The small honey bee, long a symbol of hard work and cooperation, has one of the most complex social arrangements and caste systems in the entire animal kingdom. The defining characteristic of this insect is the ability to construct large colonial nests from wax and then convert nectar into sweet honey. Both the wax and […] Read More


Hooded Seal

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Cystophora
Scientific Name
Cystophora cristata

Fun Fact: Hooded seal pups are called bluebacks because the color of the fur on their back is blue-gray. This pretty color made people want to make fur coats out of them and made them a target for hunters.

“The seal with the inflatable red nose.” A casual look at a male hooded seal reveals a typical large true seal. This means he has a blubbery, cylindrical body, no ear flaps, small flippers, and a tail that makes him an excellent swimmer but clumsy on the ice floes where he usually lives. But then, […] Read More


Hoopoe

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Bucerotiformes
Family
Upupidae
Genus
Upupa

Fun Fact: Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!

The hoopoe is a genus of ground-foraging birds with a massive head crest and unusual color scheme. The hoopoe bird is a common sight throughout most of Europe, Asia, and Africa. When encountered in the wild, the hoopoe bird can be a truly impressive spectacle, despite its smaller size. Its crest of feathers, which resembles […] Read More


Horgi

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Horgis have a silly side and love to be the center of attention.

The Horgi has a silly side and love to be the center of attention. Crossbreed a Siberian Husky with a Welsh Corgi and you have a Horgi. Another name for a Horgi is a Siborgi. Horgis are one of a large group of hybrid dogs created in the last 25 years. These hybrids are sometimes […] Read More


Horn Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Heterodontiformes
Family
Heterodontidae
Genus
Heterodontus
Scientific Name
Heterodontus francisci

Fun Fact: Endemic to the Californian coast!

The horn shark is a slow-moving and lethargic species that spends most of the day camouflaged among the rocks and only comes out at night to feed. But don’t mistake this lethargy for indolence. Once it spots a predator or prey, the horn shark is ready to move at fast speeds in an instant. This […] Read More


Hornbill

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Bucerotiformes
Family
Bucerotidae
Scientific Name
Bucerotidae

Fun Fact: The bird has a massive horn on its bill!

The hornbill is a big, brightly colored tropical bird with a long, curved bill, sometimes adorned with an equally elaborate horn on top. You might say that the hornbill is a bird of charismatic excess and extremes. Its colors, appearance, vocalizations, and social behavior have sometimes drawn comparisons to the equally elaborate toucans of the […] Read More


Horned Frog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Leptodactylidae
Genus
Ceratophrys
Scientific Name
Ceratophrys Ornata

Fun Fact: Natively found in South America!

Like humans, horned frogs can have eyes that are bigger than their stomachs. Also called Pacman frogs, Argentine horned frogs develop in various colors. The amphibians are patient predators. They sit still and wait for prey to come into sight before quickly springing into action with their mouths wide open, taking in their meal with […] Read More


Horned Lizard

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Phrynosomatidae
Genus
Phrynosoma

Fun Fact: The horned lizards are able to squirt blood from their eyes.

Horned lizards, as the name suggests, have a lot of horns all over their bodies. They also have several horns or spikes that sit on the crown of their heads, which is one of their many adaptations for survival. There are 14 different species of horned lizards that exist around the world. Some of them […] Read More


Horse

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Equidae
Genus
Equus
Scientific Name
Equus caballus

Fun Fact: Has evolved over 50 million years!

An animal with a 50-million-year long evolutionary process Over the course of 50 million years, horses evolved from small, many-toed animals to the majestic, single-toed equines we know today. Some wild horses remain, but most are domestic animals used by humans for a variety of reasons. Transportation and battle have been historically important uses of […] Read More


Horsefly

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Diptera
Family
Tabanidae

Fun Fact: Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, much like fighter jets.

When a mosquito bites a person, they sometimes don’t notice until they start to itch. There’s no such subtlety in the bite of the horsefly. Her mouthparts are rather like a Swiss Army knife, and she seems to use all the parts at once to get to the blood meal she needs. Like the male […] Read More


Horseshoe Crab

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Xiphosurida
Family
Limulidae

Fun Fact: Changed little in over 500 million years!

Characterized by its big protective shell, the horseshoe crab is a great example of a living fossil. One of the oldest animals on earth, horseshoe crabs have been roaming the seas for hundreds of millions of years. Indeed, they have had to adapt to continents forming and reforming and have survived Ice Ages and whatever […] Read More


House Finch

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Fringillidae
Genus
Haemorhous
Scientific Name
Haemorhous mexicanus

Fun Fact: The house finch can become redder depending on what it eats

The house finch is one of the most common bird species in all of North America. Featuring colorful plumage and a stout bill well-adapted for seed-eating, the house finch is a member of the true finch family (scientific name Fringillidae). You can often hear their bright and cheerful voices in the spring and summer even […] Read More


House wren

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Troglodytidae
Genus
Troglodytes
Scientific Name
Troglodytes aedon

Fun Fact: The wren’s epithet, aedon, comes from a Greek queen who accidentally killed her only son. She was actually aiming for her nephew, and Zeus took pity on her and turned her into a nightingale.

“The House Wren is the most common wren in the Americas” This feisty little songbird has the greatest range of any native songbird in the western hemisphere. It is easy to find and can be found from central Canada all the way down to the tip of South America. Five Amazing House Wren facts! These […] Read More


Howler Monkey

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Atelidae
Genus
Alouatta
Scientific Name
Alouatta

Fun Fact: Spends 80% of it's time resting!

The largest New World monkey The howler monkey is an American monkey known for its roaring cry. This howl is heard for up to three miles. Living in Central and South America, these monkeys reach lengths of 16 to 28 inches. Their tails another 20 or 30 inches. The species as a whole is not […] Read More


Human

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Homo
Scientific Name
Homo Sapiens Sapiens

Fun Fact: Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!

Humans are the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Humans are in a class by ourselves. We’re the only surviving species of the genus Homo, and as far as scientists and scholars can determine from current data, we enjoy higher cognitive function than every other animal.But don’t confuse intelligence with rectitude. We’re also the […] Read More


Humboldt Penguin

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Spheniscus
Scientific Name
Spheniscus humboldti

Fun Fact: Found on the South American coast!

“Humboldt Penguins are piscivores!” Capable of swimming up to 30 miles an hour, the Humboldt penguin is a very interesting bird. These penguins have a distinct black and white appearance with a black breast band. They live along the west coast of Chile and Peru near the Humboldt Current, for which they were named. Humboldt […] Read More


Humboldt Squid

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Cephalopoda
Order
Oegopsida
Family
Ommastrephidae
Genus
Dosidicus
Scientific Name
Dosidicus gigas

Fun Fact: The Humboldt squid can change colors to communicate

The Humboldt squid, also commonly known as the jumbo squid, is a type of flying squid that cuts an imposing figure in the deep sea. It is named after the Humboldt Current, which flows north along the coast of South America. The current was likewise named after the German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. […] Read More


Hummingbird

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Apodiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Trochilinae

Fun Fact: Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!

The hummingbird is small in size — usually only about 7.5 to 13 centimeters in length. Native to the Americas, hummingbirds largely form the family called Trochilidae, which is also their scientific name. There are about 350 different known species of hummingbirds including the bee, anna, ruby-throated, and topaz. However, the list keeps on updating […] Read More


Humpback Whale

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cetacea
Family
Balaenopteridae
Genus
Megaptera
Scientific Name
Megaptera novaeangliae

Fun Fact: There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!

The sight of the humpback whale swimming or breaching the water is one of the most impressive spectacles in all of nature. Their complex and unique behaviors have made them a favorite among whale watchers around the world. Once on the brink of extinction, the humpback whale has now almost completely recovered. It is a […] Read More


Huntaway

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Huntaways have a strong instinct for herding.

Huntaways are known for their loud, deep, and sustained barking when they herd sheep. The Huntaway dog was first bred in New Zealand in the early 1900s. Farmers needed a sturdy, fast dog with a talent for keeping track of their herds of sheep. The combination of speed, agility, and stamina possessed by this canine […] Read More


Huntsman Spider

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Sparassidae

Fun Fact: Some huntsman spiders have an interesting way of moving around. Some cartwheel while others do handsprings or backflips.

The largest spider by leg span in the world. Huntsman spiders belong to the Sparassidae family and get their common name because they are efficient and lethal hunters. There are 96 genera and 1383 species as of 2021. They are usually large, hairy spiders that hold their legs crabwise, which gives them the alternate name […] Read More


Huskador

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Huskadors are gaining in popularity as service dogs.

Huskadors fit right into a busy household of both kids and adults. Alternatively, this hybrid breed is also right at home working as a search and rescue dog or a therapy canine. Breed a Siberian husky with a Labrador retriever and the result is a Huskador! This dog is known for its intelligence and curious […] Read More


Husky Jack

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Due to the mix of genes, a Husky Jack’s coat may be a variety of colors including black, gray, white, red, sable, or mixed colors.

Due to the mix of genes, a Husky Jack’s coat may be a variety of colors including black, gray, white, red, sable, or mixed colors. Husky Jacks are a mixed breed with one Siberian Husky parent and one Jack Russell Terrier parent. This hybrid breed was probably first created in the 1990s as a companion […] Read More


Huskydoodle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Huskydoodles are known for their jumping abilities!

While Siberian huskies are not known to be swimmers, a huskydoodle gets its swimming talents from the poodle side of the family! The Huskydoodle aka the Huskypoo, belongs to the hybrid group. This dog is a result of breeding a Siberian Husky with a poodle. The history of this hybrid can be traced back to […] Read More


Hyena

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Hyaenidae
Genus
Crocuta
Scientific Name
Crocuta Crocuta

Fun Fact: There are four different species!

Hyenas are animals that are biologically closer to cats than dogs. Humans tend to make snap judgments about these animals. We think of them as savage gluttons with demonic laughs. But it’s an unfair characterization. In reality, they are sociable and smart. Plus, they play a vital role in the African, Middle Eastern, and Asian ecosystems. […] Read More



Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with H

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter H

The most recently added Animals that start with the letter H.

A Hardhead Catfish
Hardhead Catfish

The hardhead catfish has a sharp spine near its fin to inject venom

A Hokkaido
Hokkaido

Known for its bravery and ability to withstand the cold.

A Huntaway
Huntaway

Huntaways have a strong instinct for herding.

Animals that start with the letter , including the Honey Badger & Honey Bee
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