Below you can find a complete list of Qatari animals. We currently track 135 animals in Qatar and are adding more every day!
Of all of the animals in Qatar, many are endangered or extinct in the wild. Those include animals whose populations are dwindling to a degree that there may not exist at all in the coming years. There are also already extinct animals in Qatar. That means there are no more at all anywhere in the world.
Extinct Animals in Qatar
Aurochs are one of the types of Qatar animals that are extinct. They are relatives of every cow you see. Many hundreds of thousands of years ago, they were probably bigger than saber-toothed tigers. They were domesticated and became similar to cows today. They were very large. A six-foot-tall person today would only come up to their shoulder.
One of the endangered/near threatened animals in Qatar is the crane. They are not yet extinct, but there is a possibility of that happening if the current populations are not allowed to regenerate. There are 15 remaining species of cranes living around the world, and some are more at risk than others. Their demise is often due to climate change, agricultural development, and/or loss of habitat.
Animals Native to Qatar
One of the animals native to Qatar is the hamster. They are so gifted in running that they can go backwards just as fast as they can go forwards. They have very sharp teeth that they can use to bite an attacker. Mother hamsters are protective of their babies and these sharp incisors help to protect them.
Another of the animals native to this country the hedgehog. They don’t tend to live more than five years, but their species might be one of the longest living on Earth today. They are often kept as pets. They are speedy and can get up to 12 miles away in an hour.
Dangerous Animals in Qatar
Some of the animals in Qatar are dangerous. The black widow spider usually keeps to herself unless bothered. Then she can be dangerous to humans or other animals.
The tiger looks and acts ferocious, but they generally keep to themselves. As with other dangerous animals in this country, they are only dangerous under certain circumstances, like when they are angry or hungry. The male will hunt when necessary, and some of the animals that adult tigers like to eat are buffalo, wild boar, and antelope. A tiger has been known to attack an adult when being kept as a pet and mistreated.
Qatar is home to more than 125 animals of all sizes. They are in different classifications, species, and sizes. One of the smallest animals is the tiny woodlouse, which is a crustacean. One of the largest is the regal elephant, which is a mammal. There are many ways human beings can help keep these animals from being endangered or extinct.
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Renew their horns every year!
Extinct ancestor of all domesticated cattle!
There are over 2,000 known species!
Found everywhere around the world!
Detects prey using echolocation!
There are 8 different species!
There are more than 350,000 different species
Not all birds are able to fly!
They typically prey on insects!
The most common species of bee!
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Can survive without water for 10 months!
The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
There are about 3,000 documented species!
There are more than 160 different species!
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
The most common raptor in the UK!
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
There are 93 different crab groups
Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings
Many are critically endangered species!
Have changed little in 200 million years!
There are around 40 different species!
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Has exceptional eyesight!
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!
Spends around 22 hours a day eating!
The fastest creatures on the planet!
Found across mainland Europe and Asia!
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Can glide up to 90 meters!
There are 12 different species in the world!
There are around 7,000 different species!
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Originally known as the Desert Rat!
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Most closely related to the Sheep!
Migrates between Europe and Asia!
There are 29 different species!
There are 11,000 known species!
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
There are only 8 recognized species!
Stunning bird with a stinky way to deter predators!
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, much like fighter jets.
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
There are four different species!
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Tiny rodent with a kangaroo-like jump!
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
There are around 5,000 different species!
Ear tufts make it look bigger!
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
Range in size from just 1 to 3 foot!
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
There are around 260 known species!
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
There are 250,000 different species!
Found on every continent on Earth!
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Roamed Asia and Europe for around 100,000 years!
Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
There are 13 different species worldwide
Can live for up to 100 years!
Thought to have originated in the Middle East!
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
They can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas
There are 500 different species!
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
There are more than 50 different species!
Omnivores that eat anything!
It's horns are made from keratin!
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
The capybara, the world’s largest rodent, likes to be in and around bodies of water. Because of this, the Catholic Church in South America decided that it was a fish, and people were allowed to eat it during Lent and First Fridays.
There are more than 700 different species!
There are around 2,000 known species!
Males give birth to up to 1,000 offspring!
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Some skinks lay eggs in some habitats while giving birth to skinklets in other habitats.
Found widely throughout British gardens!
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
There are around 3,000 known species worldwide
There are 140 different species!
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Average adults weigh about 200 grams!
The striped hyenas usually mark their territories with the help of the scent gland secretions from their anal pouch.
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin back in the old country.
The largest feline in the world!
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
Found in warmer jungles and forests!
There are 30 different species worldwide!
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
None have been seen in the wild for 50 years!
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
There are 200 different species!
There are around 75 different species!
Qatari Animals List