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Animals in United States

Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)Alligator
They have two sets of eyelids!
American BulldogAmerican Bulldog
Can jump up to 6ft high!
American Cocker SpanielAmerican Cocker Spaniel
Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!
American CoonhoundAmerican Coonhound
Easygoing and people-friendly!
American Eskimo DogAmerican Eskimo Dog
Bred to be companion dogs!
American FoxhoundAmerican Foxhound
Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!
American Pit Bull TerrierAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
A strong-willed, sturdy companion!
American Staffordshire TerrierAmerican Staffordshire Terrier
Bred to be extremely friendly!
American Water SpanielAmerican Water Spaniel
Friendly and intelligent!
Anatolian Shepherd DogAnatolian Shepherd Dog
Guards it's master's flocks!
Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Armadillo (Dasypodidae)Armadillo
Can curl into a hard, protective ball!
Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd
Sweet, faithful and affectionate!
Avocet (Recurvirostra)Avocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
BalineseBalinese
Playful and energetic breed!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bear (Ursidae)Bear
There are 8 different species!
Beaver (Castor Canadensis)Beaver
Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Bison (Bison Bison)Bison
Largest mammal in North America!
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)Black Bear
Short claws make them good tree climbers!
Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus)Black Widow Spider
They typically prey on insects!
Blue Lacy DogBlue Lacy Dog
Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!
Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)Bobcat
About double the size of a domestic cat!
BombayBombay
Bred to look like a black panther!
Boston TerrierBoston Terrier
Friendly, lovable and very strong!
Boykin SpanielBoykin Spaniel
Enthusiastic working dog!
Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana)Bullfrog
Has loud cow-like calls!
Bumble Bee (Bombus)Bumble Bee
The most common species of bee!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Carolina DogCarolina Dog
Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever
Bright and happy disposition!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
ChinookChinook
A calm and friendly breed!
Chipmunk (Tamias Striatus)Chipmunk
There are 25 different species!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Cougar (Felis Concolor)Cougar
Largest feline in North America!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Coyote (Canis latrans)Coyote
Also known as the Prairie Wolf!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crocodile (Crocodylus)Crocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
Deer (Odocoileus virginiana)Deer
There are around 40 different species!
Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii)Desert Tortoise
Lives in burrows underground!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster)Eagle
Has exceptional eyesight!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
English ShepherdEnglish Shepherd
Highly intelligent and independent!
Falcon (Falconiforme)Falcon
The fastest creatures on the planet!
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus)Flamingo
Sleeps on just one leg!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Flying Squirrel (Pteromyini)Flying Squirrel
Can glide up to 90 meters!
Fox (Vulpes vulpes)Fox
There are 12 different species in the world!
Frog (Rana Temporaria)Frog
There are around 5,000 different species!
Gar (Lepisosteidae)Gar
Can grow to more than 3m long!
Gila Monster (Heloderma Suspectum)Gila Monster
It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!
Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus)Glass Lizard
Can grow up to 4ft long!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Goose (Branta)Goose
There are 29 different species!
Gopher (Spermophilus Richardsonii)Gopher
They dig large networks of tunnels!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Grizzly Bear (Ursus Arctos Horriblis)Grizzly Bear
Less than 10% make it into adulthood!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hare (Lepus Europaeus)Hare
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
HimalayanHimalayan
Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
JavaneseJavanese
Features that closely resemble a Siamese cat!
Kingfisher (Coraciiformes)Kingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Liger (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris)Liger
The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
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!
Maine CoonMaine Coon
Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)Mayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Mole (Talpidae)Mole
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
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!
Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana)Opossum
Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Panther (Panthera pardus, Panthera onca )Panther
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
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!
Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsaum)Porcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
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!
RagdollRagdoll
One of the larger breeds of domestic cat!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
RattlesnakeRattlesnake
It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!
Red Wolf (Canis Lupus Rufus)Red Wolf
Only 100 in the wild!
River Turtle (Emydidae)River Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)Robin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja)Roseate Spoonbill
The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!
Sabre-Toothed Tiger (Smilodon populator)Sabre-Toothed Tiger
Canines up to 7 inches long!
Salamander (Caudata)Salamander
There are more than 700 different species!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Sheep (Ovis Aries)Sheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Siberian HuskySiberian Husky
Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!
Skunk (Mephitis Mephitis)Skunk
Also known as the Polecat!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Snapping Turtle (Chelydridae)Snapping Turtle
Only found in North America!
SnowshoeSnowshoe
Thought to have originated in the 1960s!
SomaliSomali
Active, intelligent and playful!
Spadefoot Toad (Mesobatrachia)Spadefoot Toad
They spend most of their time underground!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Squirrel (Sciuridae)Squirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
TiffanyTiffany
Eye colour intensifies with age!
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma Tigrinum)Tiger Salamander
Found across the North American wetlands!
Turkey (Meleagris)Turkey
Closely related to pheasants and chickens!
Vulture (Aegypius Monachus)Vulture
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
Wolf (Canis Rufus)Wolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Wolverine (Gulo Gulo)Wolverine
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)Zorse
The offspring of a Zebra and Horse parents!
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