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

Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!

A 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 Alligator

They have two sets of eyelids!

A Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

A 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 Anglerfish

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

A Angora Goat
Angora Goat

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

A Ant

First evolved 100 million years ago!

A Antarctic scale worm
Antarctic scale worm

Similar in length to a rat or squirrel

A Antelope

Renew their horns every year!

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 Armyworm

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

A Australian Gecko
Australian Gecko

Geckos have 100 teeth and continually replace them.

A Avocet

Has a curved, upturned beak!

A Baboon

Can travel more than four miles a day!

A Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

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

A Banana Spider
Banana Spider

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

A Barb

There are over 2,000 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

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A 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 Bat

Detects prey using echolocation!

A Bea-Tzu

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

A 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

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 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 Blister Beetle
Blister Beetle

Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

A Blue Belly Lizard
Blue Belly Lizard

This species can detach its tail to escape from predators

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-Ringed Octopus
Blue-Ringed Octopus

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

A Bobcat

About double the size of a domestic cat!

A 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 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

Seabirds found across the South Pacific!

A Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

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

A 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

Natively found in Australia!

A Buffalo

Has no real natural predators!

A Bull Shark
Bull Shark

Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!

A Bullfrog

Has loud cow-like calls!

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 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

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

A Caiman

Can grow to up 6 meters long!

A Caiman Lizard
Caiman Lizard

Caiman lizards are among the largest lizards.

A 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

Excellent at both diving and swimming

A Caracal

Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!

A 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 Cashmere Goat
Cashmere Goat

Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan

A Cassowary

Can reach speeds of 30mph!

A Caterpillar

The larvae of a moth or butterfly!

A Centipede

There are about 3,000 documented species!

A Chamois

Natively found in the European mountains!

A Chicken

First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!

A Chimaera

Also called ghost shark

A Chinese Geese
Chinese Geese

They are excellent “guard geese”

A Chinstrap Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin

There are 7 million breeding pairs!

A Chipmunk

There are 25 different species!

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

There are more than 2 000 known species!

A Clownfish

Also known as the anemonefish!

A Coati

Found in dense forests and wet jungles!

A 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 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 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 Cougar

Largest feline in North America

A 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

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 Deathwatch Beetle
Deathwatch Beetle

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

A Desert Locust
Desert Locust

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

A Dik-Dik

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

A Dormouse

Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!

A Doxle

Doxles have long floppy ears

A Draco volans
Draco volans

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

A Duck

Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

A Dung Beetle
Dung Beetle

The dung beetle can push objects many times its own weight

A 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 Fence Lizard
Eastern Fence Lizard

Females are usually larger than males.

A Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

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

A Echidna

Also known as the Spiny Anteater!

A Edible Frog
Edible Frog

Are known to guard the muddy banks!

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

Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

A Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguin

The world's largest species of penguin!

A Emperor Tamarin
Emperor Tamarin

Has an elegant white moustache!

A Emu

The largest bird in Australia!

A Ermine

A very bold and ferocious predator!

A Eurasian Nuthatch
Eurasian Nuthatch

Its song has been compared to a toy horn.

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 Widow Spider
False Widow Spider

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

A 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 Fire-Bellied Toad
Fire-Bellied Toad

Found across mainland Europe and Asia!

A Fire salamander
Fire salamander

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

A Firefly

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

A 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

Sleeps on just one leg!

A 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

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

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 Squirrel
Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!

A Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel

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

A 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

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

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

The Genet has retractable claws like a cat

A Geoffroys Tamarin
Geoffroys Tamarin

Has distinctive V shape on head!

A Gerbil

Originally known as the Desert Rat!

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

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 and common carp can mate and produce offspring

A Goose

There are 29 different species!

A 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 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 Tree Frog
Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs breathe through their skin

A Grey Mouse Lemur
Grey Mouse Lemur

The largest species of mouse lemur!

A Groundhog (Woodchuck)
Groundhog (Woodchuck)

They whistle to each other to warn of approaching danger!

A 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

Also known as the Millionfish!

A 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 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 Hedgehog

Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!

A 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 Honey Badger
Honey Badger

One of earth's bravest creatures!

A Hoopoe

Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!

A Hornbill

The bird has a massive horn on its bill!

A Horned Frog
Horned Frog

Natively found in South America!

A 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 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

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

Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!

A 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 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 Insects

There are an estimated 30 million species!

A Jacana

The jacana has the ability to swim underwater

A Jackal

Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!

A Jackdaw

The jackdaw tends to mate for life with a single partner

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 Squirrel
Japanese Squirrel

The Japanese squirrel hoards its food for the winter

A Jellyfish

Have tentacles around their mouths!

A Jerboa

Tiny rodent with a kangaroo-like jump!

A Joro Spider
Joro Spider

Named after a Japanese spider demon

A Keel-Billed Toucan
Keel-Billed Toucan

It's beak can reach nearly 20 cm long!

A King Penguin
King Penguin

More than 2 million breeding pairs!

A Kinkajou

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

A Koala

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

A Kookaburra

The laughing kookaburra is one of four kookaburra species.

A Kudu

Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!

A Lamprey

Not related to the eel

A Leech

Has 10 pairs of eyes!

A 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

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

A Little Penguin
Little Penguin

The smallest species of penguin!

A Llama

Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

A Loach

Have sharp spines below their eyes

A Lobster

Have been known to reach 100 years old!

A 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

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

A Lungfish

The lungfish first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

A Lynx

Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!

A Maggot

Will only live in wet areas

A Mallard

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

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

A marmot spends 80% of its life below ground

A Marsh Frog
Marsh Frog

Has bright green skin!

A Masked Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet

Found throughout Asia, India and China!

A Mealybug

They have a symbiotic relationship with ants.

A 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 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

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

A Millipede

Some species have a poisonous bite!

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 Monkey

There are around 260 known species!

A Moorhen

Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!

A Moose

Renews it's enormous antlers every year!

A Moray Eel
Moray Eel

Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!

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

Found on every continent on Earth!

A Mudpuppy

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

A Mule

The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!

A Muntjac

The muntjac is the smallest type of deer in the world

A Muskox

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

A 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 Newt

Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!

A 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 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 Ocelot

Also known as the Painted Leopard!

A Octopus

There are around 300 different species!

A Opossum

Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!

A Ostrich

The largest bird in the world!

A 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 Parakeet

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

A 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

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

Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!

A Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth

A Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

A Pig

Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!

A Pigeon

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

A 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 Piranha

Generally found in fast-flowing streams!

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

There are 30 different species worldwide!

A Porpoise

Surprisingly, not a dolphin!

A Possum

There are 69 species on the Australian continent!

A Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

A Prawn

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A Pronghorn

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

A Pufferfish

The second most poisonous creature in the world!

A Puffin

Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!

A 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

Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!

A Rabbit

There are more than 50 different species!

A Raccoon

Known to wash their food before eating it!

A Raccoon Dog
Raccoon Dog

The only hibernating canine!

A Rat

Omnivores that eat anything!

A Rattlesnake

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

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 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

Also known as the Caribou

A Ringed Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher

Dives from perches to capture its prey!

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 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

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

A Salmon

Returns upstream every year to spawn

A Salmon Shark
Salmon Shark

Salmon sharks are related to Great Whites.

A 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 Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

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

A Scorpion

There are around 2,000 known species!

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 Slug
Sea Slug

All sea slugs have both male and female sex organs

A 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

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

Around 35 million in the English countryside!

A 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 Siamese Fighting 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

Also known as the Polecat!

A Slow Worm
Slow Worm

Found widely throughout British gardens!

A Snail

There are nearly 1,000 different species!

A Snorkie

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

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 Spadefoot Toad
Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!

A Sparrow

There are 140 different species!

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 Spotted Gar
Spotted Gar

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

A Springbok

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

A Squid

Some species are known to have 10 arms!

A Squirrel Monkey
Squirrel Monkey

Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!

A 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 Stoat

Average adults weigh about 200 grams!

A 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 Tarantula Hawk
Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawks are excellent pollinators, especially for milkweed.

A Termite

Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!

A Tetra

Native to the freshwater streams of South America!

A Thorny Devil
Thorny Devil

Found only on mainland Australia!

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 Tibetan Fox
Tibetan Fox

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

A Tick

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

A Tiger Salamander
Tiger Salamander

Found across the North American wetlands!

A Toadfish

Can be heard out of water

A Torkie

The Torkie has a soft silky coat

A Toucan

There are more than 40 different species!

A Tree Frog
Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!

A Tree swallow
Tree swallow

The tree swallow can make more than a dozen distinct vocalizations

A Tropicbird

Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!

A Tsetse Fly
Tsetse Fly

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

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 Uguisu

Their guano is used in face creams!

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 Walking Catfish
Walking Catfish

The walking catfish can move on land while breathing air

A Wallaby

There are roughly 30 different species!

A Walleye Fish
Walleye Fish

Has great night vision

A Warthog

Has two sets of tusks on it's face!

A Wasp

There are around 75,000 recognised species!

A Water Vole
Water Vole

The largest Vole species in the UK!

A Weasel

The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!

A White-Faced Capuchin
White-Faced Capuchin

One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!

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 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 Spider
Wolf Spider

Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.

A 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

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

There are 200 different species!

A Woodrat

Pack rats love shiny objects and will steal your jewelry.

A Worm

Doesn’t have eyes.

A Wrasse

There are more than 500 different species!

A Writing Spider
Writing Spider

males pluck webs like strings on a guitar

A Xerus

Squirrel that lives in burrows in Africa.

A 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 Zebu

There are around 75 different species!

Least Concern Species List