Animals that Start with P

Read below for information on 70 different animals that start with the letter P, from pademelon to pygmy marmoset. The most popular animal that starts with the letter P is the panther, which is not actually a species in of itself, but a common name for members of the big cat family that includes leopards and jaguars. The least popular P animal is the pool frog, the least common amphibian in the United Kingdom. Interesting facts about letter P name animals include:

  • Puffer fish are the second most poisonous animal in the world
  • Platypuses are so unique looking the first specimen seen in Europe was believed to be fake
  • At 6-12 feet, pelicans have one of the largest wingspans of any bird

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A Panther
Panther

Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!

A Pointer
Pointer

An independent, loyal and high energy breed!


Animals that Start with P

A Paddlefish
Paddlefish

Paddlefish have existed since the Cretaceous Period

A Pademelon
Pademelon

Inhabits the jungles of the far east!

A Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle

Male painted turtles have longer nails.

A Pangolin
Pangolin

Bad eyesight, but great sense of smell

A Panther
Panther

Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!

A Parrot
Parrot

Can live for up to 100 years!

A Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier

The root stock of the breed was a dog named Trump

A Patas Monkey
Patas Monkey

The fastest species of primate in the world!

A Patterdale Terrier
Patterdale Terrier

A Patterdale Terrier’s small body structure allows it to squeeze into fox burrows.

A Peacock
Peacock

Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!

A Peagle
Peagle

Peagles enjoy being the center of attention. This can make them a very entertaining breed to own.

A Peekapoo
Peekapoo

Peekapoos were first bred in the 1950’s, making them one of the first designer dog breeds.

A Pekingese
Pekingese

Thought to be over 2,000 years old!

A Pelican
Pelican

Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!

A Penguin
Penguin

Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!

A Pere Davids Deer
Pere Davids Deer

Has webbing between its toes, aiding in swimming!

A Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth

A Persian
Persian

Thought to have originated in the Middle East!

A Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

A small dog with a big, lively personality.

A Petite Goldendoodle
Petite Goldendoodle

Like their purebred parents, these dogs love the water!

A Pheasant
Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

A Pied Tamarin
Pied Tamarin

Only found in one area of Brazil!

A Pig
Pig

Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!

A Pigeon
Pigeon

They can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.

A Pika
Pika

Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas

A Pike Fish
Pike Fish

Apex freshwater predators with fearsome teeth!

A Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Pairs establish territories and remain all year

A Pink Fairy Armadillo
Pink Fairy Armadillo

The smallest known species of Armadillo

A Piranha
Piranha

Generally found in fast-flowing streams!

A Pitador
Pitador

There are several names for this breed, including the Labrabull or the Pitador Retriever.

A Pitsky
Pitsky

Most Pitskies will do best as the only pet in a home. They may become aggressive with other dogs (especially two unneutered male dogs) and could try to chase or catch small pets due to their higher prey drive.

A Platypus
Platypus

One of the only mammals to lay eggs!

A Pocket Beagle
Pocket Beagle

Queen Elizabeth I of England once owned several Pocket Beagles

A Pointer
Pointer

An independent, loyal and high energy breed!

A Poison Dart Frog
Poison Dart Frog

Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!

A Polar Bear
Polar Bear

Could be extinct within the next 30 years!

A Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Despite having shaggy hair that covers its eyes, this dog is known for its watchful gaze when guarding a herd.

A Pomapoo
Pomapoo

Pomapoos like companionship and do not like being alone. They may do better in a home with other dogs.

A Pomeagle
Pomeagle

Pomeagles are sweet and fun dogs that like to spend time exploring their environment.

A Pomeranian
Pomeranian

The ancestors of the Pomeranian were sled dogs.

A Pomsky
Pomsky

The howls and barks of a Pomsky can sound like singing

A Pond Skater
Pond Skater

There are 500 different species!

A Poochon
Poochon

The Poochon was first bred in Australia.

A Poodle
Poodle

Intelligent, alert and active!

A Poogle
Poogle

The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).

A Pool Frog
Pool Frog

The rarest amphibian in the UK!

A Porcupine
Porcupine

There are 30 different species worldwide!

A Porpoise
Porpoise

Surprisingly, not a dolphin!

A Possum
Possum

There are 69 species on the Australian continent!

A Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

A Prairie Rattlesnake
Prairie Rattlesnake

The striking distance of a prairie rattlesnake is 2/3rds the length of its body.

A Prawn
Prawn

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey

Natively found on the island of Borneo!

A Pronghorn
Pronghorn

While pronghorns are the fastest runner of any Western Hemisphere land animal, they are not good jumpers.

A Pudelpointer
Pudelpointer

Like their poodle parent, Pudelpointers love to swim in pools!

A Pufferfish
Pufferfish

The second most poisonous creature in the world!

A Puffin
Puffin

Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!

A Pug
Pug

Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!

A Pugapoo
Pugapoo

The pugapoo is the fusion of a pug and a poodle.

A Puggle
Puggle

These dogs are active and are often patient around children.

A Pugshire
Pugshire

With their incredible desire to show affection, Pugshire make great lap dogs.

A Puma
Puma

Has longer back legs than front legs!

A Purple Emperor Butterfly
Purple Emperor Butterfly

Inhabits deciduous forests!

A Purple Finch
Purple Finch

The intensity of the plumage can change based on what the bird eats

A Puss Moth
Puss Moth

Caterpillars squirt formic acid!

A Pygmy Hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippopotamus

Spends more time on land than in water!

A Pygora Goat
Pygora Goat

The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.

A Pyrador
Pyrador

Most popular as a companion pet

A Pyredoodle
Pyredoodle

Pyredoodles can have a thick double coat or a thinner single coat.


Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with P

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter P

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

A Pocket Beagle
Pocket Beagle

Queen Elizabeth I of England once owned several Pocket Beagles

A Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Despite having shaggy hair that covers its eyes, this dog is known for its watchful gaze when guarding a herd.

A Pygora Goat
Pygora Goat

The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.

Animals that start with the letter P, including the Pangolin & Panther