Least Concern Animals

Least Concern is an animal classification established by the International Union for the Conservation. Species classified as “least concern” are not a focus of conservationists because they don’t appear to be facing any imminent threats. The IUCN will not add species to the Least Concern list unless scientists have evaluated them. Additionally, LC animals are not red-listed, but they still have a category.

Currently, 14,033 species of animals are on the Least Concern list.

Least Concern Species

A Aardvark
Aardvark

Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!

A Aardwolf
Aardwolf

The aardwolf has five toes on its front paws

A Adelie Penguin
Adelie Penguin

Eats up to 2kg of food per day!

A African Bullfrog
African Bullfrog

The African bullfrog is one of only three species of frog that have “teeth.”

A African Civet
African Civet

Secretes up to 4g of musk every week!

A African Clawed Frog
African Clawed Frog

A particularly ferocious amphibian!

A African Palm Civet
African Palm Civet

Solitary but gathers in groups!

A African Tree Toad
African Tree Toad

Found in tropical moist lowland forests!

A Agama Lizard
Agama Lizard

The agama forms small social groups that contain both dominant and subordinate males.

A Alligator
Alligator

They have two sets of eyelids!

A Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

A Alpaca
Alpaca

They can spit up to 10 feet.

A Alpine Goat
Alpine Goat

Alpine goats are the most common type of goat used for milk, cheese, and other dairy products

A American Robin
American Robin

The color “Robin egg blue” is named after the hue of their eggs.

A American Toad
American Toad

They secrete a milky poisonous liquid that can make many animals sick.

A Anaconda
Anaconda

They are the heaviest snake in the world

A Anglerfish
Anglerfish

The anglerfish has a glowing lure on its head to attract unsuspecting prey

A Angora Ferret
Angora Ferret

Was created as an accident.

A Angora Goat
Angora Goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair annually while kids have about 8 inches.

A Anole Lizard
Anole Lizard

There are just under 400 species, several of which change color.

A Ant
Ant

First evolved 100 million years ago!

A Antarctic scale worm
Antarctic scale worm

Similar in length to a rat or squirrel

A Antelope
Antelope

Renew their horns every year!

A Arabian Cobra
Arabian Cobra

The Arabian cobra is the only true cobra species that can be found in the Arabian Peninsula.

A Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox

Extremely thick winter fur!

A Arctic Hare
Arctic Hare

Eats berries found in the snow!

A Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf

Incredibly versatile and adaptive!

A Arizona Coral Snake
Arizona Coral Snake

The Arizona coral snake is among the most venomous snakes of North America.

A Armadillo Lizard
Armadillo Lizard

They communicate through a series of tongue flicking, head bobbing and tail wagging, among other methods.

A Armyworm
Armyworm

They are so named because they "march" in armies of worms from one crop to another in search of food

A Asian Vine Snake
Asian Vine Snake

This snake chews on its victims to release venom

A Asp
Asp

It was the symbol of royalty in Egypt, and its bite was used for the execution of favored criminals in Greco-Roman times.

A Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic Salmon

These fish are known for their ability to leap and fight when hooked.

A Australian Flathead Perch
Australian Flathead Perch

This small fish fetches a high price tag, with individuals selling from $1,000 to $5,000.

A Australian Gecko
Australian Gecko

Geckos have 100 teeth and continually replace them.

A Avocet
Avocet

Has a curved, upturned beak!

A Baboon
Baboon

Can travel more than four miles a day!

A Baird’s Rat Snake
Baird’s Rat Snake

Baird’s rat snake subdues its prey through suffocation.

A Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Bald eagles have 20/5 vision, which is much sharper than a human's

A Banana Eel
Banana Eel

Named for the yellow body and brown spots that make it look like a banana.

A Banana Spider
Banana Spider

People spin clothing and fishing nets out of these spiders’ silk.

A Banded Krait
Banded Krait

What often prevents more people from falling victim is that the banded krait does not always inject venom in a defensive bite. It saves the venom for hunting prey instead.

A Barb
Barb

There are over 1768 known species!

A Barn Owl
Barn Owl

Found everywhere around the world!

A Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow

Older offspring help care for new hatchlings.

A Barnacle
Barnacle

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A Barracuda
Barracuda

Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!

A Barramundi Fish
Barramundi Fish

Scale rings indicate age

A Barred Owl
Barred Owl

Like other owls, the barred owl swallows its prey whole.

A Basilisk Lizard
Basilisk Lizard

Can run/walk on water.

A Bat
Bat

Detects prey using echolocation!

A Baya
Baya

The baya constructs a massive nest out of plant fibers

A Bea-Tzu
Bea-Tzu

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

A Beabull
Beabull

An excellent companion for cats!

A Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon

Can grow to up 24 inches long!

A Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed for 4-12 minutes.

A Beetle
Beetle

There are more than 350,000 different species

A Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn rams can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour when fighting for dominance.

A Bird Of Paradise
Bird Of Paradise

There are around 50 different species!

A Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-capped chickadees weigh less than half an ounce!

A Black Mamba
Black Mamba

Black mambas are the longest venomous snake in Africa, and second longest in the world.

A Black Rat Snake
Black Rat Snake

They're also called black pilot snakes due to a myth that they "pilot" venomous snakes to a den where they can go into brumation for the winter.

A Black Wasp
Black Wasp

The great black wasp is a species of digger wasp.

A Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider

They typically prey on insects!

A Bladefin Basslet
Bladefin Basslet

The tiny bladefin basslet belongs to the same subfamily as the giant grouper, Epinephelinae.

A Blanket Octopus
Blanket Octopus

Females can weigh up to 40,000 times more than their partners.

A Blind Snake
Blind Snake

The blind snake is often mistaken for a worm.

A Blister Beetle
Blister Beetle

Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

A Blood Python
Blood Python

Blood pythons are so called because of the blood red markings on their skin.

A Blue Belly Lizard
Blue Belly Lizard

This species can detach its tail to escape from predators

A Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish

It's a strong fighter when caught on a fishing line

A Blue Eyed Pleco
Blue Eyed Pleco

Can live safely with many types of fish.

A Blue grosbeak
Blue grosbeak

Blue grosbeak parents take off the head, legs and wings of an insect before feeding it to their baby.

A Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Blue jays rub ants on their feather to remove harmful acids

A Blue Racer
Blue Racer

Some blue racers have smooth scales that are solid electric blue while others are grayish or brownish.

A Blue-Ringed Octopus
Blue-Ringed Octopus

The blue-ringed octopus produces some of the deadliest poison in the world

A Blue Tit
Blue Tit

The blue tit can hang upside down from branches

A Bluegill
Bluegill

The world record for longest bluegill is 15 inches.

A Bobcat
Bobcat

About double the size of a domestic cat!

A Bobolink
Bobolink

In spring, the male bobolink is the only North American bird who is dark below and light colored above. This makes identification easy.

A Bolivian Anaconda
Bolivian Anaconda

This is a newly described species! In 2002, scientists realized they had a different species in Bolivia.

A Bonito Fish
Bonito Fish

May eat squid or other small invertebrate ocean life

A Bonnethead Shark
Bonnethead Shark

Bonnetheads are the only hammerhead sharks that use their pectoral fins to swim.

A Booby
Booby

Seabirds found across the South Pacific!

A Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

Stays in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number!'

A Bowfin
Bowfin

The bowfin is a primitive fish that first evolved in the Jurassic

A Bowhead Whale
Bowhead Whale

Bowhead Whales can make hundreds of distinct songs they use to communicate with one another.

A Budgerigar
Budgerigar

Natively found in Australia!

A Buffalo
Buffalo

Has no real natural predators!

A Bull Shark
Bull Shark

Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!

A Bullfrog
Bullfrog

Has loud cow-like calls!

A Bullsnake
Bullsnake

Considered “The farmer’s friend” because it eats mice and other vermin.

A Burrowing Frog
Burrowing Frog

Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!

A Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl lives in underground burrows

A Bush Baby
Bush Baby

In a series of leaps, this creature can cover almost 30 feet of distance in just a few seconds.

A Bush Viper
Bush Viper

Bush vipers are predators, sinking their fangs into prey while dangling from a tree limb

A Butterfly
Butterfly

There are thought to be up 20,000 species!

A Cactus Mouse
Cactus Mouse

In hot temperatures, they lower their metabolism and become inactive to reduce the amount of water they need to survive

A Caecilian
Caecilian

Some species' babies use their hooked or scraper-like teeth to peel off and eat their mother's skin

A Caiman
Caiman

Can grow to up 6 meters long!

A Caiman Lizard
Caiman Lizard

Caiman lizards are among the largest lizards.

A California Kingsnake
California Kingsnake

A full-grown California kingsnake can be about 3.5 feet long, though there are some cases in Mexico of the snake being almost twice this size.

A Camel
Camel

Can survive without water for 10 months!

A Camel Cricket
Camel Cricket

The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.

A Camel Spider
Camel Spider

Fast, carnivorous arachnid with a painful bite.

A Canada Lynx
Canada Lynx

They have natural snowshoes

A Capybara
Capybara

Excellent at both diving and swimming

A Caracal
Caracal

Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!

A Carp
Carp

The carp is one of the most popular pond fishes in the world

A Carpenter Ant
Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants can lift up to seven times their own weight with their teeth!

A Carpet Viper
Carpet Viper

The Carpet Viper probably bites and kills more people than any other species of snake.

A Cashmere Goat
Cashmere Goat

Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan

A Cassowary
Cassowary

Can reach speeds of 30mph!

A Cat-Eyed Snake
Cat-Eyed Snake

Evidence indicates that females can delay fertilization and store sperm for later years to produce eggs even in the absence of contact with a male!

A Cat Snake
Cat Snake

Some cat snakes have a prehensile tail that helps them climb into trees.

A Caterpillar
Caterpillar

The larvae of a moth or butterfly!

A Centipede
Centipede

There are about 3,000 documented species!

A Central Ranges Taipan
Central Ranges Taipan

The central ranges taipan may be among the deadliest snakes in the world.

A Chamois
Chamois

Natively found in the European mountains!

A Checkered Garter Snake
Checkered Garter Snake

It has the ability to expel a stinky liquid from its body as a way to make predators (and humans) retreat!

A Chicken
Chicken

First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!

A Chimaera
Chimaera

Also called ghost shark

A Chinese Geese
Chinese Geese

They are excellent “guard geese”

A Chinook Salmon
Chinook Salmon

The Chinook salmon undertakes a long migration for the spawning season

A Chinstrap Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin

There are 7 million breeding pairs!

A Chipmunk
Chipmunk

There are 25 different species!

A Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Gets its nickname "hair bird" due to the fact that it lines its nest with animal hair

A Christmas Island Red Crab
Christmas Island Red Crab

During the breeding season, roads can dangerous for cars as well as the crab. Their shells are so hard they can puncture tires.

A Cichlid
Cichlid

There are more than 2 000 known species!

A Cinnamon Ferret
Cinnamon Ferret

A ferret’s heartrate is 200 to 250 beats a minute.

A Clownfish
Clownfish

Also known as the anemonefish!

A Coastal Taipan
Coastal Taipan

The venom in its bite starts to have adverse effects on a human within 30 minutes

A Coati
Coati

Found in dense forests and wet jungles!

A Cobia Fish
Cobia Fish

It has teeth not only in its jaws but in its tongue and the roof of its mouth

A Cobras
Cobras

Several medicines have been created using cobra venom.

A Cockroach
Cockroach

Dated to be around 300 million years old!

A Collared Peccary
Collared Peccary

Form bands of up to 12 individuals!

A Colossal Squid
Colossal Squid

Can survive eating a single fish for months

A Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard

The most common raptor in the UK!

A Common European Adder
Common European Adder

European adders are the only snake that lives above the Arctic Circle.

A Common Frog
Common Frog

Found throughout the European continent!

A Common House Spider
Common House Spider

House spiders have the ability to eat most insects in a home.

A Common Loon
Common Loon

Also known as the Great Northern Diver

A Common Raven
Common Raven

A group of ravens is called an unkindness or a conspiracy.

A Common Toad
Common Toad

Most active in wet weather!

A Conger Eel
Conger Eel

The European Conger ( Conger conger) can weigh as much as an adult human!

A Cookiecutter Shark
Cookiecutter Shark

The cookiecutter shark takes its name because it leaves a cookie-shaped bite hole in its prey.

A Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Eyes change color as they age

A Coral Snake
Coral Snake

There are over 80 species of coral snake worldwide.

A Corn Snake
Corn Snake

Corn snakes are partly arboreal and are excellent climbers.

A Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth

The cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) is a highly venomous pit viper that spends most of its life near water.

A Cougar
Cougar

Largest feline in North America

A Coyote
Coyote

Also known as the Prairie Wolf!

A Crab-Eating Macaque
Crab-Eating Macaque

Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!

A Crab Spider
Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings

A Crabeater Seal
Crabeater Seal

The crabeater seal doesn’t actually eat crab at all, but instead krill

A Crappie Fish
Crappie Fish

The crappie is one of the most popular freshwater fish in North America.

A Crocodile
Crocodile

Have changed little in 200 million years!

A Cross Fox
Cross Fox

The cross fox’s tail is bushier than the tail of the average red fox

A Crucian Carp
Crucian Carp

Can survive drought by burying itself in mud.

A Cuban Boa
Cuban Boa

One of the only snakes observed using cooperative hunting tactics.

A Cuban Cockroach
Cuban Cockroach

Believed to have been introduced to the United States by being shipped with green bananas.

A Danios
Danios

These fish make a popular choice for aquarium hobbyists due to their hardy nature.

A Deathwatch Beetle
Deathwatch Beetle

The adult deathwatch beetle taps on the wood to find a mate.

A Desert Kingsnake
Desert Kingsnake

The desert kingsnake rolls over and plays dead when it feels threatened.

A Desert Locust
Desert Locust

Solitary locusts are grey while gregarious locusts are yellow with stripes.

A Dik-Dik
Dik-Dik

A dik-dik is named after a sound it makes when it is frightened

A Dormouse
Dormouse

Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!

A Doxle
Doxle

Doxles have long floppy ears

A Draco Volans Lizard
Draco Volans Lizard

Beneath the lizard’s “wings” are a pair of enlarged ribs for support.

A Duck
Duck

Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

A Dumeril’s Boa
Dumeril’s Boa

Some tribes believe that the snake's skin holds the souls of their ancestors.

A Dung Beetle
Dung Beetle

The dung beetle can push objects many times its own weight

A Dunnock
Dunnock

Both male and female dunnocks can have multiple mates every breeding season

A Dwarf Boa
Dwarf Boa

Some species can change color from dark to light, and back again.

A Dwarf Hamster
Dwarf Hamster

dwarf hamsters love to explore at night.

A Earwig
Earwig

There are nearly 2,000 different species!

A Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird

Bluebirds drop straight down on their prey from their perch, much like leopards.

A Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Chipmunk

The name chipmunk is derived from an Ojibwe word that means “one who descends the trees headfirst.”

A Eastern Coral Snake
Eastern Coral Snake

One of the most dangerous snakes in the USA.

A Eastern Fence Lizard
Eastern Fence Lizard

Females are usually larger than males.

A Eastern Glass Lizard
Eastern Glass Lizard

When the glass lizard loses its tail it can grow another one. But the new tail lacks the markings of the old one and is usually shorter.

A Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern gray squirrels use both memory and scent to find their buried caches of food during the winter.

A Eastern Indigo Snake
Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern Indigo snakes regularly chase down and eat rattlesnakes and may be immune to their venom.

A Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

This passerine bird can sing its song without ever hearing another bird vocalize first.

A Eastern Racer
Eastern Racer

Fast and Furious!

A Eastern Rat snake
Eastern Rat snake

Rat snakes are medium-to-large, nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction.

A Echidna
Echidna

Also known as the Spiny Anteater!

A Eclectus Parrot
Eclectus Parrot

Does not squawk like other parrot species.

A Edible Frog
Edible Frog

Are known to guard the muddy banks!

A Egyptian Cobra
Egyptian Cobra

The Egyptian cobra is one of the largest cobras in Africa.

A Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Goose

A duck species that resembles a goose when flying

A Eland
Eland

Both females and males have horns.

A Electric Catfish
Electric Catfish

The electric catfish can discharge an electric shock up to 450 volts

A Electric Eel
Electric Eel

Despite its powerful shock, electric eels have terrible vision.

A Elephant Seal
Elephant Seal

The largest species of seal in the world!

A Elephant Shrew
Elephant Shrew

Found exclusively on the African continent!

A Elk
Elk

Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

A Emerald Tree Monitor
Emerald Tree Monitor

They lay their eggs in termite nests!

A Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguin

The world's largest species of penguin!

A Emperor Tamarin
Emperor Tamarin

Has an elegant white moustache!

A Emu
Emu

The largest bird in Australia!

A Equatorial Spitting Cobra
Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Its hood is actually made of ribs.

A Ermine
Ermine

A very bold and ferocious predator!

A Escolar
Escolar

Its system can’t metabolize wax esters, which can lead to unpleasantness for diners.

A Eurasian Beaver
Eurasian Beaver

Eats 20% of its weight daily!

A Eurasian Jay
Eurasian Jay

The Eurasian jay has the ability to mimic other sounds

A Eurasian Lynx
Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian lynxes can survive extreme weather up to elevations of 18,000 feet

A Eurasian Nuthatch
Eurasian Nuthatch

Its song has been compared to a toy horn.

A European Bee-Eater
European Bee-Eater

They can eat up to 250 bees per day!

A European Polecat
European Polecat

Its fur changes color in the winter!

A European Robin
European Robin

Male robins are so aggressive and territorial that they will attack their own reflections.

A European Wildcat
European Wildcat

A group of wild cats is called a destruction

A Evening Bat
Evening Bat

The evening bat is one of the few bats that regularly has twins

A Fallow deer
Fallow deer

The fallow deer has more variation in its coat colors than most other deer.

A False Cobra
False Cobra

When it feels threatened, it mimics a cobra in an attempt to dissuade a potential attacker.

A False coral snake
False coral snake

The false coral snake mimics both the coral snake and the cobra to scare away predators

A False Water Cobra
False Water Cobra

There are several color morphs, including lavender!

A False Widow Spider
False Widow Spider

False spiders actually prey on black widow spiders and other hazardous spiders

A Fangtooth
Fangtooth

Has the largest teeth compared to body size of any known fish

A Fennec Fox
Fennec Fox

Found in the African Sahara Desert!

A Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk

The ferruginous hawk comes in both light and dark morphs

A Fiddler Crab
Fiddler Crab

The fiddler crab gets its name from the motion the males make with their over-sized claw during the mating ritual.

A Fierce Snake
Fierce Snake

It can kill multiple humans with the amount of venom it releases in one bite.

A Fire-Bellied Toad
Fire-Bellied Toad

Found across mainland Europe and Asia!

A Fire Eel
Fire Eel

Fire Eels are not true eels.

A Fire salamander
Fire salamander

Its name comes from the fact that people once believed it was born in fire

A Firefly
Firefly

The firefly produces some of the most efficient light in the world

A Fish
Fish

Respire through the gills on their heads!

A Fisher Cat
Fisher Cat

The fisher is an agile climber and makes its home in tree hollows

A Flamingo
Flamingo

Sleeps on just one leg!

A Flea
Flea

Adult fleas can jump up to 7 inches in the air

A Florida Gar
Florida Gar

The Florida gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

A Flounder
Flounder

A flat fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific!

A Fluke Fish (summer flounder)
Fluke Fish (summer flounder)

The chameleon of the seas!

A Fly
Fly

There are more than 240,000 different species!

A Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Can glide in the air for hundreds of feet

A Flying Lemur
Flying Lemur

The second pair of upper incisors in a flying lemur has a double root, which is unique for mammals.

A Flying Snake
Flying Snake

Flying snakes are the only gliding limbless vertebrates or animals with a backbone.

A Flying Squirrel
Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!

A Football Fish
Football Fish

The football fish is named after its unusual round or oblong shape

A Forest Cobra
Forest Cobra

There are three different color morphs, which entirely depend on the region that they live in.

A Fox Snakes
Fox Snakes

In some areas, fox snakes and gopher snakes have crossbred in the wild.

A Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel

Although it is a tree squirrel, it spends most of its time on the ground.

A Freshwater Crocodile
Freshwater Crocodile

The freshwater crocodile is the fastest crocodile on land.

A Frigatebird
Frigatebird

Found inhabiting tropical islands and coasts!

A Frilled Lizard
Frilled Lizard

Mainly lives in the trees!

A Frilled Shark
Frilled Shark

Frilled Sharks got their name from the six rows of gills on their throat that look like ruffled collars.

A Frogfish
Frogfish

The frogfish can change colors, but it takes several weeks to do so

A Fruit Bat
Fruit Bat

Among the largest bats in the world

A Fruit Fly
Fruit Fly

Fruit flies are among the most common research animals in the world

A Gar
Gar

Can grow to more than 3m long!

A Garden Eel
Garden Eel

Garden eel colonies are made up of hundreds to thousands of individuals.

A Genet
Genet

The Genet has retractable claws like a cat

A Geoffroys Tamarin
Geoffroys Tamarin

Has distinctive V shape on head!

A Gerbil
Gerbil

Originally known as the Desert Rat!

A Ghost Catfish
Ghost Catfish

You can see its heart beating

A Ghost Crab
Ghost Crab

Their eyestalks, which are sometimes horned, can swivel 360 degrees

A Giant African Land Snail
Giant African Land Snail

The biggest snail species on land!

A Giant Salamander
Giant Salamander

Cryptobranchus giant salamanders breathe mostly through their skin.

A Glass Frog
Glass Frog

You can see their internal organs.

A Glass Lizard
Glass Lizard

Can grow up to 4ft long!

A Goat
Goat

Most closely related to the Sheep!

A Goblin Shark
Goblin Shark

Goblin Sharks are called a living fossil because their family, Mitsukurinidae, can be traced back 125 million years.

A Golden Oriole
Golden Oriole

Migrates between Europe and Asia!

A Goldfish
Goldfish

Goldfish and common carp can mate and produce offspring

A Goliath Tigerfish
Goliath Tigerfish

Featured in River Monsters TV series

A Goose
Goose

There are 29 different species!

A Goshawk
Goshawk

The goshawk is a popular choice among European falconers

A Grasshopper
Grasshopper

There are 11,000 known species!

A Grasshopper Mouse
Grasshopper Mouse

The grasshopper mice attack predators using the poison of their venom.

A Gray Fox
Gray Fox

The gray fox has retractable claws and a rotating wrist that allow it to climb trees with some proficiency

A Gray Tree Frog
Gray Tree Frog

Survives freezing temperatures by producing glycerol and maintaining slower metabolic processes

A Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Their wingspan is larger than an eagle’s; both males and females help hatch the eggs; rich in symbolism

A Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher

This species makes use of some truly unusual nesting material, including snakeskin and garbage

A Great Plains Rat Snake
Great Plains Rat Snake

This snake vigorously shakes its tail as a way to frighten away predators.

A Green Anaconda
Green Anaconda

Females are often five times longer than males.

A Green Anole
Green Anole

It communicates with head movements, color and dewlap

A Green Bee-Eater
Green Bee-Eater

Mainly eats honeybees!

A Green Frog
Green Frog

Green frogs will eat any animal that they can fit in their mouth.

A Green Mamba
Green Mamba

Green mambas are fast, and can travel up to 7 miles per hour.

A Green Rat Snake
Green Rat Snake

The green rat snake catches its meals in midair!

A Green Snake
Green Snake

There are two types of green snakes: smooth green snakes and rough green snakes

A Green Tree Frog
Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs breathe through their skin

A Green Tree Python
Green Tree Python

Green tree pythons are non-venomous, so to subdue their prey, they have a couple of very unique and highly successful hunting techniques.

A Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Male grey herons are picky about their mates. They'll reject a female that they don't fancy.

A Grey Mouse Lemur
Grey Mouse Lemur

The largest species of mouse lemur!

A Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture

Can spot a dead animal from thousands of feet away

A Ground Snake
Ground Snake

It’s sometimes called a miter snake due to the marking on its head that looks like a bishop’s miter

A Groundhog (Woodchuck)
Groundhog (Woodchuck)

They whistle to each other to warn of approaching danger!

A Grouper
Grouper

Many grouper can change their sex, and it is always from female to male.

A Grouse
Grouse

Feathered legs and toes!

A Guinea Fowl
Guinea Fowl

Found in a vairety of African habitats!

A Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

A Guppy
Guppy

Also known as the Millionfish!

A Habu Snake
Habu Snake

Unlike most pit vipers, the Habu gives birth to live young.

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 Hardhead Catfish
Hardhead Catfish

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

A Harlequin Snake
Harlequin Snake

Red touches yellow kills a fellow, red touches black a friend of Jack.

A Harp Seal
Harp Seal

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

A Harris Hawk
Harris Hawk

Their vision is eight times better than a human's

A Hawk Moth Caterpillar
Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Many hawk moth caterpillars eat toxins from plants, but don’t sequester them the way milkweed butterflies do. Most toxins are excreted.

A Hedgehog
Hedgehog

Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!

A Heron
Heron

Inhabits wetlands around the world!

A Highland Cattle
Highland Cattle

Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!

A Hoary Bat
Hoary Bat

The hoary bat travels hundreds of miles south for the winter

A Hognose snake
Hognose snake

Prima Donnas of the Snake World

A Honey Badger
Honey Badger

One of earth's bravest creatures!

A Honey Buzzard
Honey Buzzard

Honey buzzards are medium-sized raptors that earned their names by raiding the nests of bees and wasps.

A Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole

Hooded orioles have a strong sweet tooth that makes nectar and jelly among its favorite foods.

A Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake

Sea snakes are the most numerous venomous reptiles on earth.

A Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!

A Hornbill
Hornbill

The bird has a massive horn on its bill!

A Horned Frog
Horned Frog

Natively found in South America!

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 House Sparrow
House Sparrow

The house sparrow has been introduced all over the world

A House wren
House wren

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.

A Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey

Spends 80% of it's time resting!

A Human
Human

Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!

A Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale

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

A Huntsman Spider
Huntsman Spider

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

A Ibis
Ibis

Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!

A Impala
Impala

Able to jump over 10 feet high

A Imperial Moth
Imperial Moth

Since the imperial moth doesn’t eat, it does die shortly after it lays its eggs. Its lifespan is only about one week.

A Indian Cobra
Indian Cobra

One of the Big Four.

A Indian Giant Squirrel
Indian Giant Squirrel

Indian giant squirrels use their large tail to help them balance.

A Indian Palm Squirrel
Indian Palm Squirrel

Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!

A Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan

A single inland taipan bite has enough venom to kill a hundred men.

A Insects
Insects

There are an estimated 30 million species!

A Jacana
Jacana

The jacana has the ability to swim underwater

A Jackal
Jackal

Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!

A Jackdaw
Jackdaw

The jackdaw tends to mate for life with a single partner

A Jackrabbit
Jackrabbit

They can run as fast as 45 mph.

A Jackson’s Chameleon
Jackson’s Chameleon

Have jousting battles with their horns.

A Jaguarundi Cat
Jaguarundi Cat

These cats are expert swimmers.

A Japanese Beetle
Japanese Beetle

Can clear an entire fruit tree in 15 minutes in a swarm

A Japanese rat snake
Japanese rat snake

The albino Japanese rat snake is a symbol of good luck.

A Japanese Squirrel
Japanese Squirrel

The Japanese squirrel hoards its food for the winter

A Jellyfish
Jellyfish

Have tentacles around their mouths!

A Jerboa
Jerboa

Tiny rodent with a kangaroo-like jump!

A Joro Spider
Joro Spider

Named after a Japanese spider demon

A Junglefowl
Junglefowl

The term "pecking order" comes from junglefowls' hierarchies among both sexes

A Keel-Billed Toucan
Keel-Billed Toucan

It's beak can reach nearly 20 cm long!

A Keelback
Keelback

The checkered keelback of the east Indies can detach its tail and grow it back, much like a lizard.

A Kenyan Sand Boa
Kenyan Sand Boa

A popular pet snake that comes in dozens of morphs!

A Kestrel
Kestrel

Can hang suspended on wind currents

A Killdeer
Killdeer

The killdeer feigns injury to draw a predator away from its nest.

A King Penguin
King Penguin

More than 2 million breeding pairs!

A King Rat Snake
King Rat Snake

When threatened or frightened, the king rat snake has the ability to produce a foul-smelling substance out of self defense.

A King Vulture
King Vulture

The king vulture is the second largest New World vulture species

A Kinkajou
Kinkajou

The kinkajou is a nimble forest-dwelling mammal of Central and South America.

A Kit Fox
Kit Fox

The kit fox is the smallest canid in North America.

A Koala
Koala

Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!

A Kookaburra
Kookaburra

The laughing kookaburra is one of four kookaburra species.

A Kudu
Kudu

Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!

A Lamprey
Lamprey

Not related to the eel

A Lazarus Lizard
Lazarus Lizard

Lazarus Lizards can communicate through chemical and visual signals.

A Leech
Leech

Has 10 pairs of eyes!

A Lemur
Lemur

Natively found on the island of Madagascar!

A Leopard Cat
Leopard Cat

There are 11 different species!

A Leopard Frog
Leopard Frog

They can jump up to three feet

A Leopard Gecko
Leopard Gecko

The first ever domesticated lizard! There are now more than 100 unique color morphs thanks to selective breeding.

A Lionfish
Lionfish

Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!

A Little Penguin
Little Penguin

The smallest species of penguin!

A Llama
Llama

Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

A Loach
Loach

Have sharp spines below their eyes

A Lobster
Lobster

Have been known to reach 100 years old!

A Locust
Locust

Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day.

A Long-Eared Owl
Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

A Long-Tailed Tit
Long-Tailed Tit

Often hangs upside down while feeding!

A Longnose Gar
Longnose Gar

The longnose gar species of the gar family has potentially existed for 100 million years.

A Lorikeet
Lorikeet

The lorikeet has a long brush-like tongue with fine hairs on it

A Lungfish
Lungfish

The lungfish first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

A Lynx
Lynx

Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!

A Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

One of the largest types of cockroach

A Maggot
Maggot

Will only live in wet areas

A Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)
Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)

It's called the rabbit of the ocean because it multiplies so quickly.

A Malayan Krait
Malayan Krait

It's called the five-step snake because if a person is bitten, they can walk about five steps before dying.

A Mallard
Mallard

With an appropriate tail wind, the mallard can travel hundreds of miles a day

A Mamushi Snake
Mamushi Snake

The Mamushi snake, which is also known as the Japanese moccasin or the Japanese pit viper, can grow to be over two feet long.

A Mandarin Rat Snake
Mandarin Rat Snake

"This docile snake is a popular and long-lived pet - though challenging to care for - with a lifespan of up to 21 years!"

A Marble Fox
Marble Fox

The marble fox is not a naturally occurring variant; it was created through artificial selection.

A Marine Toad
Marine Toad

Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!

A Marmot
Marmot

A marmot spends 80% of its life below ground

A Marsh Frog
Marsh Frog

Has bright green skin!

A Masked Angelfish
Masked Angelfish

All masked angelfish are female until sometime after sexual maturity, at which point some become male.

A Masked Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet

Found throughout Asia, India and China!

A Massasauga
Massasauga

The name “Massasauga” comes from the Chippewa language, meaning “Great River Mouth”.

A Mealybug
Mealybug

They have a symbiotic relationship with ants.

A Meerkat
Meerkat

One will stand on guard to watch for predators!

A Megamouth Shark
Megamouth Shark

Swims with its mouth open to capture prey

A Mexican Eagle (Northern crested caracara)
Mexican Eagle (Northern crested caracara)

The northern crested caracara mates for life with its partner

A Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

Some colonies have millions of bats

A Mexican Mole Lizard
Mexican Mole Lizard

They can break off part of their tail, but it will not grow back.

A Milkfish
Milkfish

Females lay up to 5 million eggs at one time in warm, shallow and salty waters

A Millipede
Millipede

Some species have a poisonous bite!

A Mojarra
Mojarra

The mojarra's protruding mouth allows it to sift along the seabed for food

A Mojave Rattlesnake
Mojave Rattlesnake

"The Mojave rattlesnake is the most venomous rattlesnake in the world."

A Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket

Adult Mole crickets may fly as far as 5 miles during mating season and are active most of the year.

A Mole Snake
Mole Snake

“The mole snake can reach a length of 6.8 feet”

A Monkey
Monkey

There are around 260 known species!

A Monocled Cobra
Monocled Cobra

The monocled cobra is responsible for the highest fatality rate of any snake in all of Thailand.

A Moorhen
Moorhen

Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!

A Moose
Moose

Renews it's enormous antlers every year!

A Moray Eel
Moray Eel

Sometimes, groupers invite moray eels to help them hunt!

A Mountain Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird

Depending on the time of the year, the mountain bird can live as far north as Alaska.

A Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion

Has no real natural predators!

A Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove

It is almost always the male who makes the famous sad sound, which is a wooing call

A Mouse
Mouse

Found on every continent on Earth!

A Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Mozambique Spitting Cobra is one of Africa's most dangerous snakes.

A Mudpuppy
Mudpuppy

Mudpuppies never leave their larval stage. This is called neoteny.

A Mule
Mule

The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!

A Muntjac
Muntjac

The muntjac is the smallest type of deer in the world

A Muskox
Muskox

Muskox have several physical characteristics that allow them to survive in the Arctic climate.

A Muskrat
Muskrat

The muskrat can stay underwater up to 17 minutes at a time

A Myna Bird
Myna Bird

For a nice price, the mynah bird makes a good pet.

A Naked Mole Rat
Naked Mole Rat

Naked mole rats don’t get cancer

A Needlefish
Needlefish

no stomach to digest food

A Neptune Grouper
Neptune Grouper

The largest recorded specimen ever caught was 17" long

A Newt
Newt

Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!

A Night Adder
Night Adder

Night adders are small, slender snakes that, despite the name, are actually most active during the day.

A Night Heron
Night Heron

When they feel threatened juvenile night herons vomit their stomach contents.

A Nightingale
Nightingale

Named more than 1,000 years ago!

A Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile

When a female Nile crocodile’s hatchlings are in danger, she may hide them in a special pouch inside her throat.

A Nilgai
Nilgai

Nilgai were hunted for their meat as far back as 8,000 years ago.

A No See Ums
No See Ums

There are more than 5,000 species.

A North American Black Bear
North American Black Bear

Short claws make them good tree climbers!

A Northern Alligator Lizard
Northern Alligator Lizard

Unlike other lizards, these give livebirth to their young

A Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Males are a bright red color, also called "cardinal red"

A Nose-horned viper
Nose-horned viper

The fangs of a nose-horned viper can be as long as half an inch

A Nudibranch
Nudibranch

They get toxins from their prey to use it against predators.

A Nyala
Nyala

They have a high-pitched alarm call that sounds like a barking dog.

A Oak Toad
Oak Toad

The toad doesn't hop.

A Ocelot
Ocelot

Also known as the Painted Leopard!

A Octopus
Octopus

There are around 300 different species!

A Olive Baboon
Olive Baboon

Olive baboons will sometimes form strong friendships with each other

A Olive Sea Snake
Olive Sea Snake

Olive sea snakes can stay underwater for two hours without taking a breath.

A Opossum
Opossum

Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!

A Orange-Crowned Warbler
Orange-Crowned Warbler

Often mistaken for the Tennessee Warblers, which are equally dull.

A Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

The tradition of hiding your face with a napkin or towel while eating this bird was begun by a priest who was a friend of the great French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

A Ostrich
Ostrich

The largest bird in the world!

A Owl
Owl

The owl can rotate its head some 270 degrees

A Oyster
Oyster

Can process up to 10 litres of water an hour!

A Oyster Toadfish
Oyster Toadfish

The oyster toadfish can produce poison to protect itself

A Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle

Male painted turtles have longer nails.

A Paradise Flying Snake
Paradise Flying Snake

Paradise Flying Snakes can glide over 100 yards!

A Parakeet
Parakeet

Monk parakeets are the only parakeets that actually build nests. They’re also the only parakeets to nest in great colonies.

A Parrot Snake
Parrot Snake

The parrot snake shows off with bright green and bronze colors that cover its entire body.

A Parrotlet
Parrotlet

Parrotlets aren't the world's tiniest parrot — that would be the pygmy parrot of Australasia.

A Patas Monkey
Patas Monkey

The fastest species of primate in the world!

A Peacock
Peacock

Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!

A Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly

The eyespots on this butterfly’s wings deter predators from attacking.

A Pelican
Pelican

Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!

A Peppermint Angelfish
Peppermint Angelfish

The peppermint angelfish was only first described in 1992.

A Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth

A Peringuey’s Adder
Peringuey’s Adder

Peringuey's adders' eyes are nearly on the tops of their heads!

A Pheasant
Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

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 Pine Marten
Pine Marten

A pine marten can jump from tree to tree similar to a squirrel.

A Pipe Snake
Pipe Snake

Some of these snakes flatten their neck and raise their heads to imitate cobras if they’re threatened.

A Pipefish
Pipefish

The male pipefish has the ability to carry fertilized eggs with him

A Piranha
Piranha

Generally found in fast-flowing streams!

A Plains Hognose Snake
Plains Hognose Snake

The plains hognose snake gets its name from the upturned end of its snout.

A Polecat
Polecat

They can run at a speed of 15mph

A Polyphemus moth
Polyphemus moth

The Polyphemus moth doesn’t eat.

A Pond Skater
Pond Skater

There are 500 different species!

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 Potoo
Potoo

The potoo’s eyelids have slits that let them see even when their eyes are closed.

A Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

A Prawn
Prawn

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A Pronghorn
Pronghorn

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

A Puff Adder
Puff Adder

This large snake is so-named because it will puff up its body to appear bigger than it is when directly threatened by a predator or person.

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 Puma
Puma

Has longer back legs than front legs!

A Purple Finch
Purple Finch

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

A Quail
Quail

Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!

A Rabbit
Rabbit

There are more than 50 different species!

A Raccoon
Raccoon

Known to wash their food before eating it!

A Raccoon Dog
Raccoon Dog

The only hibernating canine!

A Racer Snake
Racer Snake

The racer snake can speed away at up to 3.5 miles per hour

A Rainbow Boa
Rainbow Boa

The rainbow boa is named for its iridescent skin that refracts light and creates a rainbow-colored effect.

A Rainbow Shark
Rainbow Shark

The rainbow shark has been genetically modified to glow in the dark

A Rat
Rat

Omnivores that eat anything!

A Rat Snakes
Rat Snakes

Rat snakes are constrictors from the Colubridae family of snakes.

A Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake

It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!

A Red-Bellied Black Snake
Red-Bellied Black Snake

These snakes give birth to live, nine-inch offspring, rather than laying eggs.

A Red-Billed Quelea Bird
Red-Billed Quelea Bird

Is the most populous bird in the world

A Red Diamondback Rattlesnake
Red Diamondback Rattlesnake

A rattlesnake can shake its rattle back and forth 20-100 times per second.

A Red-Eared Slider
Red-Eared Slider

Sliders spend lots of time basking in the sun. As cold-blooded animals, they need the sun to heat up.

A Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Despite their spectacular coloration, red-eyed tree frogs aren’t poisonous and can be kept as pets.

A Red Finch
Red Finch

Red finches can form flocks of over 100 birds.

A Red-handed Tamarin
Red-handed Tamarin

Red hair on hands on feet!

A Red-Lipped Batfish
Red-Lipped Batfish

Despite its weird looks, the red-lipped batfish is harmless to humans

A Red Spitting Cobra
Red Spitting Cobra

Scientists believe that the red spitting cobra evolved from injecting venom to spitting it in response to the constant threat of early humans

A Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel

The red squirrel has one of the most impressive memories in the entire animal kingdom

A Red-winged blackbird
Red-winged blackbird

The male red-winged blackbird can sing to attract mates

A Redback Spider
Redback Spider

The redback spiders found in New Caledonia differ from other populations in that they don’t practice sexual cannibalism and don’t bite people as much.

A Reindeer
Reindeer

Also known as the Caribou

A Rhombic Egg-Eater Snake
Rhombic Egg-Eater Snake

When birds aren't nesting, these snakes fast

A Ribbon Eel
Ribbon Eel

Can fit its body into a tiny crevice of a reef

A Ringed Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher

Dives from perches to capture its prey!

A Rinkhals Snake
Rinkhals Snake

This snake is known for playing dead as a defense against predators.

A River Otter
River Otter

The river otter can hold its breath for up to 8 minutes

A Rock Crab
Rock Crab

Males will fight each other to get to females.

A Rock Hyrax
Rock Hyrax

Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!

A Rockhopper Penguin
Rockhopper Penguin

There are 3 different species!

A Roe Deer
Roe Deer

The roe is one of the most popular game animals in Europe

A Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are closely related to cardinals

A Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!

A Rosy Boa
Rosy Boa

One of the few snakes that naturally comes in a rainbow of colors.

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated hummingbirds can beat their wings more than 50 times per second.

A Saanen Goat
Saanen Goat

The saanen goat is the most popular milk breed.

A Sable
Sable

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

A Sable Ferret
Sable Ferret

Ferrets were used during the Revolutionary War to keep down the rat population.

A Salmon
Salmon

Returns upstream every year to spawn

A Salmon Shark
Salmon Shark

Salmon sharks are related to Great Whites.

A San Francisco Garter Snake
San Francisco Garter Snake

The San Francisco garter snake is among the rarest snake species in the United States.

A Sardines
Sardines

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

A Satanic leaf-tailed gecko
Satanic leaf-tailed gecko

They are called “phants” or “satanics” in the pet trade.

A Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

The Savannah sparrow gets its name because one of the first of this type of bird was found in the city of Savannah, Georgia.

A Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

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

A Scorpion
Scorpion

There are around 2,000 known species!

A Sculpin
Sculpin

Its skull bones can compress so the fish can fit in narrow spaces

A Sea Anemone
Sea Anemone

Creatures have characteristics of both animal and plant

A Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle

The sea eagle tends to mate for life with a single partner

A Sea Roach
Sea Roach

They breathe through gills but live on land

A Sea Slug
Sea Slug

All sea slugs have both male and female sex organs

A Seagull
Seagull

Some gulls are capable of using tools

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 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 Shrew
Shrew

The spinal column of the shrew Scutisorex somereni is so strong and reinforced that it can support the weight of an adult human.

A Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)
Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Can live in low-oxygen environments!

A Silkie Chicken
Silkie Chicken

Silkie hens are excellent mothers and will tid-bit food with her young. This means she goes over to the food or treats, has a bite, then calls the chick over to her to share. Silkie hens will raise any bird as their own and have been known to patiently sit on a clutch of duck or geese eggs until they hatch.

A Silver Dollar
Silver Dollar

Closely related to the Piranha

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 Slow Worm
Slow Worm

Found widely throughout British gardens!

A Snail
Snail

There are nearly 1,000 different species!

A Snook Fish
Snook Fish

Males change into females after the spawning season

A Snorkie
Snorkie

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

A Snouted Cobra
Snouted Cobra

The snouted cobra, also known as the banded snouted cobra, is one of the most venomous snakes in all of Africa.

A Snow Crab
Snow Crab

Snow crabs communicate with each other by waving or drumming their pincers.

A Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon

Called "red salmon" because their skin turns bright red to dirty red during spawning season

A Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Pumps its tail when it flies!

A Song Thrush
Song Thrush

A male song thrush can have over 100 phrases in his repertoire of songs and can imitate pet birds, telephones and other man-made objects.

A Southern Black Racer
Southern Black Racer

These snakes live underground, beneath piles of leaf litter or in thickets, and they are expert swimmers.

A Spadefoot Toad
Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!

A Sparrow
Sparrow

There are 140 different species!

A Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk

The sparrowhawk is named after the fact that it hunts down and consumes sparrows

A Speckled Kingsnake
Speckled Kingsnake

The Salt and Pepper Snake

A Spider Ball Python
Spider Ball Python

The spider ball python is known for having a head wobble.

A Spider Monkey
Spider Monkey

Found in the tropical jungles of South America!

A Spider Wasp
Spider Wasp

They prey on spiders to feed their larvae or they parasitize other spider wasps.

A Spitting Cobra
Spitting Cobra

Spitting cobras are types of cobras that can spit venom at predators and prey.

A Spotted Gar
Spotted Gar

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

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 Monkey
Squirrel Monkey

Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!

A Squirrelfish
Squirrelfish

Uses vibrations to communicate with other fish

A Star-nosed mole
Star-nosed mole

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

A Stargazer Fish
Stargazer Fish

Uses an electric shock to stun its prey!

A Stiletto Snake
Stiletto Snake

Because of their unique venom delivery system, stiletto snakes are almost impossible to hold safely in the usual way (with fingers behind the head) without being bitten.

A Stoat
Stoat

Average adults weigh about 200 grams!

A Stork
Stork

They can’t sing like other birds.

A Striped Rocket Frog
Striped Rocket Frog

Long powerful hind legs!

A Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider

Can glide for over 100 feet before touching the ground

A Sunbeam Snake
Sunbeam Snake

Sunbeam snakes have two lungs instead of just a single lung like most snake species.

A Taipan
Taipan

The Most Venomous Snakes On Earth

A Tarantula Hawk
Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawks are excellent pollinators, especially for milkweed.

A Telescope Fish
Telescope Fish

Swallows food, much of it larger than them, whole

A Termite
Termite

Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!

A Tetra
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 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 Thorny Devil
Thorny Devil

Found only on mainland Australia!

A Thrush
Thrush

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

A Tibetan Fox
Tibetan Fox

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

A Tick
Tick

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

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 Tire Track Eel
Tire Track Eel

They like to burrow into aquarium sand.

A Toadfish
Toadfish

Can be heard out of water

A Torkie
Torkie

The Torkie has a soft silky coat

A Toucan
Toucan

There are more than 40 different species!

A Tree Frog
Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!

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
Treecreeper

Their tailfeathers help them maintain their balance on a tree trunk

A Tropicbird
Tropicbird

Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!

A Trout
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 Tuna
Tuna

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

A Turkey
Turkey

Closely related to pheasants and chickens!

A Twig Snake
Twig Snake

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

A Uguisu
Uguisu

Their guano is used in face creams!

A Uinta Ground Squirrel
Uinta Ground Squirrel

The squirrel is named after the Uinta Mountains, which are part of the Rocky Mountain range and are found in Utah and Wyoming.

A Unau (Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth)
Unau (Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth)

Its top speed is 0.17mph

A Ural owl
Ural owl

The Ural owl can rotate its head up to 270 degrees

A Urutu Snake
Urutu Snake

The female Urutu snake grows longer and heavier than males of the same species

A Vampire Bat
Vampire Bat

Have a heat sensor on the end of their nose!

A Vervet Monkey
Vervet Monkey

Rarely found more than 450m from trees!

A Vicuña
Vicuña

Vicuñas have some of the softest wool in the entire animal kingdom

A Vine Snake
Vine Snake

A slender body and elongated snout give the vine snake a regal look.

A Viper shark (dogfish)
Viper shark (dogfish)

Most data on these fish is based on observations near Japan.

A Wahoo Fish
Wahoo Fish

Wahoo can change colors when they're excited and while they hunt

A Walking Catfish
Walking Catfish

The walking catfish can move on land while breathing air

A Wallaby
Wallaby

There are roughly 30 different species!

A Walleye Fish
Walleye Fish

Has great night vision

A Warthog
Warthog

Has two sets of tusks on it's face!

A Wasp
Wasp

There are around 75,000 recognised species!

A Water Vole
Water Vole

The largest Vole species in the UK!

A Weasel
Weasel

The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!

A Weaver Bird
Weaver Bird

The weaver constructs an elaborate nest for the breeding season

A Wels Catfish
Wels Catfish

The wels catfish is among the largest freshwater fish in the world.

A Western Blind Snake
Western Blind Snake

Western blind snakes are flourescent in black light!

A Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

They replace their fangs 2-4 times per year!

A Western Hognose Snake
Western Hognose Snake

Primarily solitary, these snakes only communicate with one another during breeding season.

A Western Rat Snake
Western Rat Snake

Western rat snakes have special scales on their belly that help them climb up trees.

A Whinchat
Whinchat

The whinchat can imitate the songs of at least a dozen other tpes of birds!

A Whiptail Lizard
Whiptail Lizard

Many whiptail species reproduce asexually.

A White-Faced Capuchin
White-Faced Capuchin

One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!

A White Ferret / Albino Ferrets
White Ferret / Albino Ferrets

There are two different types of white ferrets!

A White-tail deer
White-tail deer

White-tail deer are good swimmers

A White-Tailed Eagle
White-Tailed Eagle

It is one of the biggest birds of prey.

A Whiting
Whiting

"Whiting" can refer to certain other species of ray-finned fish

A Wild Boar
Wild Boar

Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!

A Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

This bird molts twice a year.

A Wolf Snake
Wolf Snake

Harmless, but with fangs like a wolf.

A Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider

Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.

A Wolverine
Wolverine

Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!

A Wood Bison
Wood Bison

The reintroduction of wood bison into Alaska is considered one of the world’s best conservation success stories.

A Wood Frog
Wood Frog

The wood frog lives the furthest north of any other North American amphibian including in the Arctic Circle.

A Woodlouse
Woodlouse

This animal can roll up into a ball

A Woodlouse Spider
Woodlouse Spider

Unlike most spiders, woodlouse spiders don’t build a web.

A Woodpecker
Woodpecker

There are 200 different species!

A Woodrat
Woodrat

Pack rats love shiny objects and will steal your jewelry.

A Worm
Worm

Doesn’t have eyes.

A Worm Snake
Worm Snake

They emit a bad-smelling liquid if they are picked up!

A Wrasse
Wrasse

There are more than 500 different species!

A Writing Spider
Writing Spider

males pluck webs like strings on a guitar

A Wrought Iron Butterflyfish
Wrought Iron Butterflyfish

Is endemic to Japan.

A Xerus
Xerus

Squirrel that lives in burrows in Africa.

A Yarara
Yarara

Females are much larger than males

A Yellow Anaconda
Yellow Anaconda

Anacondas take prey much bigger compared to body weight than other snakes.

A Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake

Sea snakes spend approximately 90% of their lives under water.

A Yellow Cobra
Yellow Cobra

The Yellow Cobra belong to one of the most dangerous families in the world.

A Yellow Spotted Lizard
Yellow Spotted Lizard

Gives birth to live young.

A Yoranian
Yoranian

These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.

A Zebra Finch
Zebra Finch

The male zebra finch creates a unique song by drawing inspiration from its parent or tutor

A Zebra Mussels
Zebra Mussels

A female zebra mussel can deposit 30,000 to 1,000,000 eggs each year!

A Zebra Snake
Zebra Snake

The zebra snake is a black-hooded species of spitting cobra native to several of the southern countries of Africa.

A Zebra Spitting Cobra
Zebra Spitting Cobra

This snake can spit a distance of nine feet or further!

A Zebu
Zebu

There are around 75 different species!

Least Concern Species List