Animals that Start with T

Read below for information on 79 different animals that start with the letter T, from the small tang fish to turkeys. The most popular animal that starts with the letter T is the tiger, the largest cat species in the world. The least popular T animal is the tropicbird, so named for its habitat in tropical cliffs. Interesting facts about letter T name animals include:

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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with T

Animals that Start with T

A Taco Terrier
Taco Terrier

Taco terriers are known by a variety of names, including the Chitoxy Toy and the Chiwoxy.

A Taipan

The Most Venomous Snakes On Earth

A Takin

The takin can leap some 6 feet through the air

A Tang

Found around shallow coral reefs!

A Tapanuli Orang-utan
Tapanuli Orang-utan

Inhabits an isolated mountain range in northwestern Sumatra!

A Tapir

Most closely related to horses and rhinos!

A Tarantula Hawk
Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawks are excellent pollinators, especially for milkweed.

A Tarbosaurus

Tarbosaurus‘ name “bataar” is a mispelling of the Mongolian word “baatar,” which means “hero.”

A Tarpon

Its genus dates back to the Cretaceous period – 113 million years ago

A Tarsier

Each eye weighs more than their whole brain!

A Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil

Exclusively found on the island of Tasmania!

A Tasmanian Tiger
Tasmanian Tiger

The Tasmanian tiger could open its mouth almost 90 degrees.

A Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl

The most widespread owl in Europe!

A Teddy Bear Hamster
Teddy Bear Hamster

The oldest recorded teddy bear hamster was six and a half.

A Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Often just called 'Teddies' by owners

A Telescope Fish
Telescope Fish

Swallows food, much of it larger than them, whole

A Tennessee Walking Horse
Tennessee Walking Horse

There's a national celebration of Tennessee Walkers each year

A Tenterfield Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier

These terriers have quick minds and fast feet making them excellent for agility competitions.

A Termite

Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!

A Terrier

Terriers were once the greatest dogs in the world.

A Tetra

Native to the freshwater streams of South America!

A Texas Blind Snake
Texas Blind Snake

These snakes grow to just 11 inches long

A Texas Coral Snake
Texas Coral Snake

Texas coral snakes have the second most powerful venom in the world

A Texas Garter Snake
Texas Garter Snake

If you handle one of the snakes, it will defensively emit a foul-smelling musk that can get on your hands and other surfaces and permeate your home.

A Texas Heeler
Texas Heeler

Though they are loyal to their family, these dogs can be shy around strangers.

A Texas Indigo Snake
Texas Indigo Snake

Texas Indigo Snakes are known for chasing down, overpowering, and eating rattlesnakes.

A Texas Night Snake
Texas Night Snake

The Texas night snake has vertical pupils to help it see better at night.

A Texas Rat Snake
Texas Rat Snake

The Texas rat snake is one of the most common subspecies of the western rat snake in the wild.

A Texas Spiny Lizard
Texas Spiny Lizard

They hold push-up competitions!

A Thai Ridgeback
Thai Ridgeback

In their native Thailand, Thai Ridgebacks were used to hunt cobras.

A Thorny Devil
Thorny Devil

Found only on mainland Australia!

A Thresher Shark
Thresher Shark

Thresher Sharks have a distinctive, thresher-like tail.

A Thrush

The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin back in the old country.

A Thylacoleo

Scientists have speculated that its bite force was equivalent to that of a 551 pound lion!

A Tibetan Fox
Tibetan Fox

Tibetan foxes are not territorial and will share a hunting ground with other mated pairs.

A Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff

Originally bred in the Himalayan mountains!

A Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel

Originally bred to be a companion dog in Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries.

A Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan terriers have round, flat, “snow shoe” feet that evolved to give them traction on snowy Himalayan paths

A Tick

They inject hosts with a chemical that stops them from feeling the pain of the bite

A Tiffany

Eye color intensifies with age!

A Tiger

The largest feline in the world!

A Tiger Beetle
Tiger Beetle

The adult tiger beetle is one of the fastest land insects in the world

A Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth

The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste.

A Tiger Rattlesnake
Tiger Rattlesnake

These rattlesnakes have the smallest heads of any rattlesnake.

A Tiger Salamander
Tiger Salamander

Found across the North American wetlands!

A Timor python
Timor python

Ironically, Timor pythons have never been found on the island of Timor.

A Tire Track Eel
Tire Track Eel

They like to burrow into aquarium sand.

A Titanoboa

The Titanoboa was a massive, 42-foot-long boa constrictor that lives 58-60 million years ago.

A Toadfish

Can be heard out of water

A Tomato Hornworm
Tomato Hornworm

The tomato hornworm is a ferocious pest that can eat all parts of a plant, including the fruits.

A Torkie

The Torkie has a soft silky coat

A Tortoise

Can live until they are more than 150 years old!

A Toucan

There are more than 40 different species!

A Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier

Hunters still use the toy fox to go into a fox's den and flush the animal out.

A Toy Poodle
Toy Poodle

The word poodle is derived from German, and it means to splash or puddle.

A Transylvanian Hound
Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound is also known as the Erdelyi Kopo in Hungarian

A Tree Frog
Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!

A Tree Kangaroo
Tree Kangaroo

It’s the only macropod that lives in trees.

A Tree Snake
Tree Snake

Though this snake’s venomous bite isn’t harmful to adults, it can be dangerous to children

A Tree swallow
Tree swallow

The tree swallow can make more than a dozen distinct vocalizations

A Treecreeper

Their tailfeathers help them maintain their balance on a tree trunk

A Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Treeing Tennessee Brindle

Coarse baying cries during the hunt changes at the tree

A Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound

The breed has several distinctive vocalizations, such as a long, yodeling call when he is on the hunt, and a short repeating bark once he trees his prey. Whining is normal as he anticipates the hunt.

A Troodon

Troodon formosus means "wounding tooth" in Greek, a name that describes its serrated teeth.

A Tropicbird

Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!

A Trout

They don’t have scales for their first month of life!

A Tsetse Fly
Tsetse Fly

Tsetse flies are large biting flies that live in the tropical regions of Africa.

A Tuatara

Only found on a few of New Zealand's islands!

A Tuna

The tuna has a sleek body that enables it to swim quickly through the water

A Turkey

Closely related to pheasants and chickens!

A Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora

A breed that originated in central Turkey!

A Turtles

Some species of aquatic turtles can get up to 70 percent of their oxygen through their butt.

A Twig Snake
Twig Snake

Twig snakes are among the few rear-fanged colubrids whose bite is highly venomous and potentially fatal.

A Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex

They had many air pockets in their skeleton which kept them light despite their tremendous size.

A Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger

Also known as the Amur tiger!

A Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky

Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter T

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

A Tomato Hornworm
Tomato Hornworm

The tomato hornworm is a ferocious pest that can eat all parts of a plant, including the fruits.

A Timor python
Timor python

Ironically, Timor pythons have never been found on the island of Timor.

Animals that start with the letter T, including the Toucan & Thorny Devil