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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.

Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)Aardvark
Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!
Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)Adelie Penguin
Eats up to 2kg of food per day!
African Civet (Civettictis civetta)African Civet
Secretes up to 4g of musk every week!
African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)African Clawed Frog
A particularly ferocious amphibian!
African Palm Civet (Nandinia binotata)African Palm Civet
Solitary but gathers in groups!
African Tree Toad (Nectophryne afra)African Tree Toad
Found in tropical moist lowland forests!
Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)Alligator
They have two sets of eyelids!
Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Antelope (Alcelaphinae)Antelope
Renew their horns every year!
Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus)Arctic Fox
Extremely thick winter fur!
Arctic Hare (Lepus Arcticus)Arctic Hare
Eats berries found in the snow!
Arctic Wolf (Canus Lupus Arcticus)Arctic Wolf
Incredibly versatile and adaptive!
Avocet (Recurvirostra)Avocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Baboon (Papio)Baboon
Can travel more than four miles a day!
Barb (Barbus Barbus)Barb
There are over 2,000 known species!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Barnacle (Cirripedia)Barnacle
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Barracuda (Sphyraena)Barracuda
Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)Bearded Dragon
Can grow to up 24 inches long!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species
Birds Of Paradise (Paradisaeidae)Birds Of Paradise
There are around 50 different species!
Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus)Black Widow Spider
They typically prey on insects!
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)Bobcat
About double the size of a domestic cat!
Booby (Sula Nebouxii)Booby
Seabirds found across the South Pacific!
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)Bottlenose Dolphin
Stays in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number!'
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus Undulatus)Budgerigar
Natively found in Australia!
Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer)Buffalo
Has no real natural predators!
Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)Bull Shark
Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!
Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana)Bullfrog
Has loud cow-like calls!
Burrowing Frog (Heleioporus)Burrowing Frog
Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Caiman (Caiman crocodilus, Melanosuchus niger, Caiman yacare, Paleosuchus palpebrosus, Paleosuchus trigonatus, Caiman latirostris)Caiman
Can grow to up 6 meters long!
Caiman Lizard (Dracaena Guianensis)Caiman Lizard
One of the largest lizards in America!
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)Capybara
Excellent at both diving and swimming
Caracal (Caracal Caracal)Caracal
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Centipede (Chilopoda)Centipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
Chamois (Rupicapra Rupicapra)Chamois
Natively found in the European mountains!
Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus)Chinstrap Penguin
There are 7 million breeding pairs!
Chipmunk (Tamias Striatus)Chipmunk
There are 25 different species!
Cichlid (Cichlidae)Cichlid
There are more than 1,300 known species!
Clown Fish (Amphiprioninae)Clown Fish
Also known as the anemonefish!
Coati (Nasua Nasua)Coati
Found in dense forests and wet jungles!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu)Collared Peccary
Form bands of up to 12 individuals!
Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo)Common Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Common Frog (Rana Temporaria)Common Frog
Found throughout the European continent!
Common Loon (Gavia Immer)Common Loon
Also known as the Great Northern Diver
Common Toad (Bufo Bufo)Common Toad
Most active in wet weather!
Cougar (Felis Concolor)Cougar
Largest feline in North America
Coyote (Canis latrans)Coyote
Also known as the Prairie Wolf!
Crab-Eating Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis)Crab-Eating Macaque
Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!
Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Osteolaemus tetraspis, Mecistops cataphractus)Crocodile
Have changed little in 200 million years!
Dormouse (Gliridae)Dormouse
Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Echidna (Tachyglossus Aculeatus)Echidna
Also known as the Spiny Anteater!
Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus)Edible Frog
Are known to guard the muddy banks!
Electric Eel (Electrophorus Electricus)Electric Eel
Can generate a 500 volt electric shock!
Elephant Seal (Mirounga)Elephant Seal
The largest species of seal in the world!
Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus)Elephant Shrew
Found exclusively on the African continent!
Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)Emperor Penguin
The world's largest species of penguin!
Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus Imperator)Emperor Tamarin
Has an elegant white moustache!
Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae)Emu
The largest bird in Australia!
Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda)Fennec Fox
Found in the African Sahara Desert!
Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina)Fire-Bellied Toad
Found across mainland Europe and Asia!
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus)Flamingo
Sleeps on just one leg!
Flounder (Paralichthys)Flounder
A flat fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Flying Squirrel (Pteromyini)Flying Squirrel
Can glide up to 90 meters!
Frigatebird (Fregata)Frigatebird
Found inhabiting tropical islands and coasts!
Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus Kingii)Frilled Lizard
Mainly lives in the trees!
Gar (Lepisosteidae)Gar
Can grow to more than 3m long!
Geoffroys Tamarin (Saguinus Geoffroyi)Geoffroys Tamarin
Has distinctive V shape on head!
Gerbil (Gerbillinae)Gerbil
Originally known as the Desert Rat!
Giant African Land Snail (Achatina Fulica)Giant African Land Snail
The biggest snail species on land!
Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus)Glass Lizard
Can grow up to 4ft long!
Goat (Capra Aegagrus Hircus)Goat
Most closely related to the Sheep!
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)Golden Oriole
Migrates between Europe and Asia!
Goose (Branta)Goose
There are 29 different species!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Green Bee-Eater (Merops Orientalis)Green Bee-Eater
Mainly eats honeybees!
Grey Mouse Lemur (Microcebus Murinus)Grey Mouse Lemur
The largest species of mouse lemur!
Grouse (Tetraoninae)Grouse
Feathered legs and toes!
Guinea Fowl (Numididae)Guinea Fowl
Found in a vairety of African habitats!
Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus)Guinea Pig
Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!
Guppy (Poecilia Reticulata)Guppy
Also known as the Millionfish!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris)Hedgehog
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Horned Frog (Ceratophrys Ornata)Horned Frog
Natively found in South America!
Horseshoe Crab (Limulidae)Horseshoe Crab
Changed little in over 500 million years!
Howler Monkey (Alouatta)Howler Monkey
Spends 80% of it's time resting!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae)Humpback Whale
There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Impala (Aepyceros Melampus)Impala
Able to jump over 10 feet high
Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus Palmarum)Indian Palm Squirrel
Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Jackal (Canis Aureus)Jackal
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Jellyfish (Cnidaria Scyphozoa Aurelia)Jellyfish
Have tentacles around their mouths!
Keel Billed Toucan (Ramphastos Sulfuratus)Keel Billed Toucan
It's beak can reach nearly 20 cm long!
King Penguin (Aptenodytes Patagonicus)King Penguin
More than 2 million breeding pairs!
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)Koala
Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!
Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)Kudu
Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!
Lemur (Lemur Catta)Lemur
Natively found on the island of Madagascar!
Leopard Cat (Prionailurus Bengalensis)Leopard Cat
There are 11 different species!
Lionfish (Pterois volitans)Lionfish
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
Little Penguin (Eudyptula Minor)Little Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
Llama (Lama Glama)Llama
Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!
Lobster (Nephropidae)Lobster
Have been known to reach 100 years old!
Long-Eared Owl (Casuarius)Long-Eared Owl
Ear-tufts make it look bigger!
Lynx (Felis Lynx)Lynx
Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!
Marine Toad (Bufo Marinus)Marine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
Marsh Frog (Pelophylax Ridibundus)Marsh Frog
Has bright green skin!
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)Meerkat
One will stand on guard to watch for predators!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Monkey (Macaca Fascicularis)Monkey
There are around 260 known species!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moose (Alces Alces)Moose
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
Moray Eel (Muraenidae)Moray Eel
Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!
Mountain Lion (Felis Concolor)Mountain Lion
Has no real natural predators!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Mule (Equus Mule)Mule
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Newt (Lissotriton Vulgaris)Newt
Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!
Nightingale (Luscinia Magarhynchos)Nightingale
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
North American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)North American Black Bear
Short claws make them good tree climbers!
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)Ocelot
Also known as the Painted Leopard!
Octopus (Octopus Vulgaris)Octopus
There are around 300 different species!
Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana)Opossum
Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!
Ostrich (Struthio Camelus)Ostrich
The largest bird in the world!
Oyster (Ostreidae)Oyster
Can process up to 10 litres of water an hour!
Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)Patas Monkey
The fastest species of primate in the world!
Peacock (Pavo Cristatus)Peacock
Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!
Pelican (Pelecanus Occidentalis)Pelican
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Pig (Sus Scrofa Scrofa)Pig
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
Pika (Ochotona Minor)Pika
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas
Pike (Esox)Pike
There are 5 different species!
Piranha (Pygocentrus Nattereri)Piranha
Generally found in fast-flowing streams!
Pond Skater (Gerridae  )Pond Skater
There are 500 different species!
Pool Frog (Pelophylax Lessonae)Pool Frog
The rarest amphibian in the UK!
Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsaum)Porcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Possum (Phalangeriforme)Possum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
Prawn (Dendrobranchiata)Prawn
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Puffer Fish (Tetraodontidae)Puffer Fish
The second most poisonous creature in the world!
Puffin (Fratercula arctica)Puffin
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
Puma (Felis concolor)Puma
Has longer back legs than front legs!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)Rabbit
There are more than 50 different species!
Raccoon (Procyon Lotor)Raccoon
Known to wash their food before eating it!
Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides)Raccoon Dog
The only hibernating canine!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
Red-handed Tamarin (Saguinus Midas)Red-handed Tamarin
Red hair on hands on feet!
Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus)Reindeer
Also known as the Caribou
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)Rock Hyrax
Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome)Rockhopper Penguin
There are 3 different species!
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja)Roseate Spoonbill
The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Scorpion Fish (Scorpaenidae)Scorpion Fish
There are more than 200 recognised species!
Sea Slug (Holothuroidea)Sea Slug
Also commonly known as a Sea Cucumber!
Serval (Leptailurus serval)Serval
Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!
Sheep (Ovis Aries)Sheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens)Siamese Fighting Fish
Natively found in the Mekong Delta!
Silver Dollar (Metynnis Argenteus)Silver Dollar
Closely related to the piranha!
Skunk (Mephitis Mephitis)Skunk
Also known as the Polecat!
Slow Worm (Anguis Fragilis)Slow Worm
Found widely throughout British gardens!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus)Snowy Owl
One of the largest owl species in the world!
Spadefoot Toad (Mesobatrachia)Spadefoot Toad
They spend most of their time underground!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Spider Monkey (Simia Paniscus)Spider Monkey
Found in the tropical jungles of South America!
Squid (Teuthida )Squid
Some species are known to have 10 arms!
Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri)Squirrel Monkey
Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!
Stoat (Mustela Erminea)Stoat
Average adults weigh about 200 grams!
Striped Rocket Frog (Litoria Nasuta)Striped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Tetra (Paracheirodon Axelrodi)Tetra
Native to the freshwater streams of South America!
Thorny Devil (Moloch Horridus)Thorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma Tigrinum)Tiger Salamander
Found across the North American wetlands!
Toucan (Ramphastos Toco)Toucan
There are more than 40 different species!
Tree Frog (Hyla)Tree Frog
Found in warmer jungles and forests!
Tropicbird (Phaethon)Tropicbird
Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!
Turkey (Meleagris)Turkey
Closely related to pheasants and chickens!
Uguisu (Cettia diphone)Uguisu
Their guano is used in face creams!
Vampire Bat (Desmodontinae)Vampire Bat
Have a heat sensor on the end of their nose!
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)Vervet Monkey
Rarely found more than 450m from trees!
Wallaby (Macropus)Wallaby
There are roughly 30 different species!
Warthog (Phacochoerus Africanus)Warthog
Has two sets of tusks on it's face!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)Water Vole
The largest Vole species in the UK!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
White Faced Capuchin (Cebus Capucinus)White Faced Capuchin
One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)Wild Boar
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
Wrasse (Labridae)Wrasse
There are more than 500 different species!
Zebu (Bos Primigenius Indicus)Zebu
There are around 75 different species!