Animals that Start with H

Read below for information on 42 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

A Hagfish
Hagfish

Can use slime to suffocate marine predators or escape capture

A Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark

Found in coastal waters around the world!

A Hamster
Hamster

Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

A Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal

Harbor seals can dive as deep as 1400 feet

A Hare
Hare

Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!

A Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle

Talon's the size of a grizzly bear's claws!

A Harrier
Harrier

Cheerful, tolerant and sweet-tempered!

A Havanese
Havanese

These are the only dogs that are native to Cuba

A Havapoo
Havapoo

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

A Havashire
Havashire

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

A Hawaiian Crow
Hawaiian Crow

Once believed to be a family guardian spirit in Hawaii

A Hedgehog
Hedgehog

Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!

A Hercules Beetle
Hercules Beetle

Can grow up to 7 inches long!

A Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab

There are over 500 different species!

A Heron
Heron

Inhabits wetlands around the world!

A Herring
Herring

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

A Highland Cattle
Highland Cattle

Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!

A Himalayan
Himalayan

Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!

A Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus

Has pink anti-bacterial sweat!

A Hoary Bat
Hoary Bat

The hoary bat travels hundreds of miles south for the winter

A Honduran White Bat
Honduran White Bat

The bat only eats figs.

A Honey Badger
Honey Badger

One of earth's bravest creatures!

A Honey Bee
Honey Bee

There are only 8 recognized species!

A Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!

A Horgi
Horgi

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

A Horn Shark
Horn Shark

Endemic to the Californian coast!

A Hornbill
Hornbill

The bird has a massive horn on its bill!

A Horned Frog
Horned Frog

Natively found in South America!

A Horned Lizard
Horned Lizard

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

A Horse
Horse

Has evolved over 50 million years!

A Horsefly
Horsefly

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

A Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab

Changed little in over 500 million years!

A House Finch
House Finch

The house finch can become redder depending on what it eats

A Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey

Spends 80% of it's time resting!

A Human
Human

Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!

A Humboldt Penguin
Humboldt Penguin

Found on the South American coast!

A Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!

A Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale

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

A Huskador
Huskador

Huskadors are gaining in popularity as service dogs.

A Husky Jack
Husky Jack

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.

A Huskydoodle
Huskydoodle

Huskydoodles are known for their jumping abilities!

A Hyena
Hyena

There are four different species!


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 Hoary Bat
Hoary Bat

The hoary bat travels hundreds of miles south for the winter

A Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal

Harbor seals can dive as deep as 1400 feet

A Horgi
Horgi

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

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