Animals that Start with S

Read below for information on 120 different animals that start with the letter S, from the extinct sabre-toothed tiger to swans. The most popular animal that starts with the letter S is the sloth, a slow-moving creature believed to be distantly related to anteaters and armadillos. The least popular S animal is the striped rocket frog, so named for their incredible jumping abilities. Interesting facts about letter S name animals include:

  • Stellers sea cows were hunted to extinction in only 17 years
  • Servals are medium sized wild cats that can jump over 3 feet high and over 12 feet horizontally when hunting prey
  • Sea lions have specially adapted flippers which angle 90 degrees to help them walk on land

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A Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger

Also known as the Amur tiger!

A Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky

Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!


Animals that Start with S

A Saber-Toothed Tiger
Saber-Toothed Tiger

Canines up to 7 inches long!

A Sable
Sable

Their fur has been considered a luxury item since the Middle Ages

A Saiga
Saiga

Large noses help filter out dust

A Saint Bernard
Saint Bernard

Gentle, loyal and friendly!

A Saint Shepherd
Saint Shepherd

These dogs have an eager-to-please attitude, making them sweet and happy pets.

A Salamander
Salamander

There are more than 700 different species!

A Salmon
Salmon

Returns upstream every year to spawn

A Salmon Shark
Salmon Shark

Salmon sharks are related to Great Whites.

A Sand Lizard
Sand Lizard

Males turn green in spring!

A Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark

The sand tiger is the shark most commonly seen in aquariums.

A Saola
Saola

Only known to science since 1992!

A Sardines
Sardines

Schools of sardines can be miles long and are often visible from an airplane

A Sawfish
Sawfish

Sawfish teeth keep growing as the fish gets older

A Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

Like many parrots, the scarlet macaw is capable of vocal mimicry.

A Schneagle
Schneagle

This hybrid dog is a great companion and doesn’t do well being left alone but is suitable for apartments or houses with backyards!

A Scimitar-horned Oryx
Scimitar-horned Oryx

Believed to be the inspiration for unicorn myths!

A Scorpion
Scorpion

There are around 2,000 known species!

A Scorpion Fish
Scorpion Fish

There are more than 200 recognised species!

A Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terrier

This breed is nicknamed the “Diehard” because of its iron will and steely determination.

A Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon

Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!

A Sea Lion
Sea Lion

It's flippers allow it to walk on the land

A Sea Otter
Sea Otter

Eats over 40 different marine species!

A Sea Slug
Sea Slug

All sea slugs have both male and female sex organs

A Sea Squirt
Sea Squirt

There are more than 3,000 known species!

A Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle

Always return to the same beach to lay eggs!

A Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin

Can live for up to 200 years!

A Seahorse
Seahorse

Males give birth to up to 1,000 offspring!

A Seal
Seal

There are 30 different species worldwide!

A Sealyham Terrier
Sealyham Terrier

Very endangered breed that is scion of several breeds that include one that is already extinct

A Senegal Parrot
Senegal Parrot

As a pet, the Senegal parrot is capable of "talking" to its owner

A Serval
Serval

Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!

A Shark
Shark

No shark species has any bones in their bodies

A Sharp-Tailed Snake
Sharp-Tailed Snake

This snake uses its sharp tail to steady itself when capturing prey.

A Sheep
Sheep

Around 35 million in the English countryside!

A Sheepadoodle
Sheepadoodle

Sheepadoodles were first bred as an experiment for use as a military dog in the Army in the 1960s, however they didn’t really gain popularity until 2007.

A Shepadoodle
Shepadoodle

Some police officers with allergies use Shepadoodles as their K-9 partner

A Shepkita
Shepkita

These dogs can sometimes be overly aggressive.

A Shepweiler
Shepweiler

The Shepweiler is an excellent guard dog.

A Shiba Inu
Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus are one of six native dog breeds from Japan.

A Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu

Can live for up to 15 years!

A Shoebill Stork
Shoebill Stork

Adults greet each other by clattering their bills together.

A Shollie
Shollie

Shollies are a fairly new type of crossbreed!

A Shrimp
Shrimp

There are 2,000 different species worldwide!

A Siamese
Siamese

Originated from temple cats in Thailand!

A Siamese Fighting Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish

Can live in low-oxygen environments!

A Siberian
Siberian

An exceptionally agile jumper!

A Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky

Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!

A Siberian Retriever
Siberian Retriever

Many husky Labs have one blue eye and one brown eye.

A Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger

Also known as the Amur tiger!

A Siberpoo
Siberpoo

Although a lack of documentation makes it unclear, the first Siberpoo was probably bred in either the 1970s or 1980s.

A Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier

Silky terriers can be trained to participate in many events, including herding, agility, rally, tracking and fly ball.

A Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar

Closely related to the Piranha

A Silver Labrador
Silver Labrador

The Labrador is the most popular breed in the United States and most of these dogs have blue eyes at a young age, before they turn another color.

A Sixgill shark
Sixgill shark

The sixgill shark has six pairs of gills instead of the normal five

A Skate Fish
Skate Fish

More than 200 species exist!

A Skink Lizard
Skink Lizard

Some skinks lay eggs in some habitats while giving birth to skinklets in other habitats.

A Skipjack Tuna
Skipjack Tuna

The skipjack is the most commonly caught tuna in the world

A Skunk
Skunk

Also known as the Polecat!

A Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier

Skye terriers are the oldest terrier breed, dating back at least 400 years.

A Sleeper Shark
Sleeper Shark

The Greenland shark is one of the longest living vertebrates in the world.

A Sloth
Sloth

It's body temperature is between 30 - 34 degrees!

A Slow Worm
Slow Worm

Found widely throughout British gardens!

A Smooth Fox Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier

These dogs are known for their fast digging abilities.

A Snail
Snail

There are nearly 1,000 different species!

A Snake
Snake

There are around 3,000 known species worldwide

A Snapping Turtle
Snapping Turtle

Only found in North America!

A Snorkie
Snorkie

Snorkies are known for their funny, attention-getting antics.

A Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

Unlike other big cats, snow leopards don’t roar.

A Snowshoe
Snowshoe

Thought to have originated in the 1960s!

A Snowshoe Hare
Snowshoe Hare

An adult snowshoe hare can cover ten feet in a single jump.

A Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

One of the largest owl species in the world!

A Somali
Somali

Active, intelligent and playful!

A South China Tiger
South China Tiger

There are less than 20 in the wild!

A Spadefoot Toad
Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!

A Spanador
Spanador

The Spanador is a good swimmer.

A Spanish Goat
Spanish Goat

They have long, horizontal ears.

A Sparrow
Sparrow

There are 140 different species!

A Spectacled Bear
Spectacled Bear

Native to the Andes mountains of South America!

A Sperm Whale
Sperm Whale

Each tooth weighs 1kg!

A Spider Monkey
Spider Monkey

Found in the tropical jungles of South America!

A Spinner Shark
Spinner Shark

Can have up to 20 babies

A Spiny Dogfish
Spiny Dogfish

Found in ocean waters worldwide!

A Spixs Macaw
Spixs Macaw

One of earth's rarest animals!

A Sponge
Sponge

There are more than 9,000 known species!

A Spotted Gar
Spotted Gar

They are commonly mistaken as logs in the water due to their cylindrical body.

A Springador
Springador

The parental stock Labrador Retriever was nearly wiped out by home country tax policies but the breed found rescue and recovery in foreign lands, particularly in Great Britain.

A Springbok
Springbok

The springbok has a large tuft of hair that emerges from a pouch on the back

A Squid
Squid

Some species are known to have 10 arms!

A Squirrel
Squirrel

Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!

A Squirrel Monkey
Squirrel Monkey

Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!

A Sri Lankan Elephant
Sri Lankan Elephant

Now restricted to a few parks!

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Known for their loyalty to their family!

A Stag Beetle
Stag Beetle

More than 1,200 different species!

A Star-nosed mole
Star-nosed mole

The star-nosed mole has the ability to sense both electrical fields and ground vibrations

A Starfish
Starfish

Has 2 stomachs to aid digestion!

A Steller’s Sea Cow
Steller’s Sea Cow

Hunted to extinction in 17 years!

A Stick Insect
Stick Insect

There are more than 3,000 different species!

A Stingray
Stingray

It's stinger is razor-sharp or serrated!

A Stoat
Stoat

Average adults weigh about 200 grams!

A Striped Hyena
Striped Hyena

The striped hyenas usually mark their territories with the help of the scent gland secretions from their anal pouch.

A Striped Rocket Frog
Striped Rocket Frog

Long powerful hind legs!

A Sturgeon
Sturgeon

Large species can swallow whole salmon

A Sucker Fish
Sucker Fish

Commonly found throughout America!

A Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider

Can glide for over 100 feet before touching the ground

A Sulcata Tortoise
Sulcata Tortoise

Some cultures in Africa believe the sulcata tortoise is an intermediary between the people and their ancestors and gods.

A Sumatran Elephant
Sumatran Elephant

Less than 2,000 left in the wild!

A Sumatran Orang-utan
Sumatran Orang-utan

Known to make mental maps of the forest!

A Sumatran Rhinoceros
Sumatran Rhinoceros

The smallest species of rhino!

A Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger

The smallest species of tiger!

A Sun Bear
Sun Bear

The smallest species of bear in the world!

A Swai Fish
Swai Fish

The edges of an iridescent shark's fins have a signature glow

A Swan
Swan

Populations have been affected by pollution!

A Syrian Hamster
Syrian Hamster

Can get used to and respond to human voice


Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with S

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter S

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

A Sixgill shark
Sixgill shark

The sixgill shark has six pairs of gills instead of the normal five

A Spinner Shark
Spinner Shark

Can have up to 20 babies

A Sleeper Shark
Sleeper Shark

The Greenland shark is one of the longest living vertebrates in the world.

Animals that start with the letter S, including the Siberian Tiger & Siberian Husky