Mammals that Start with B

Published: April 23, 2021
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Mammals that Start with the Letter B

A Babirusa
Babirusa

Babirusas can stand on their back hooves to eat leaves on the lower branches of a tree.

A Baboon
Baboon

Can travel more than four miles a day!

A Bactrian Camel
Bactrian Camel

The camel with two humps!

A Badger
Badger

Can reach speeds of 30 km/h!

A Baleen Whale
Baleen Whale

“Sings” a whale song during breeding season.

A Balinese
Balinese

Playful and energetic breed!

A Balkan Lynx
Balkan Lynx

The Balkan lynx communicates mostly with its ears

A Banded Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet

Markings give it camouflage!

A Bandicoot
Bandicoot

Bandicoot Many species are endangered or extinct!

A Barbet
Barbet

This dog has the nickname ‘Mud dog’ because it likes to play in muddy, swamp-like areas.

A Basenji Dog
Basenji Dog

Alert, affectionate and energetic!

A Bassador
Bassador

This dog is also known as a Bassetdor or a Basset Lab.

A Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne

A friendly and intelligent hunting dog that loves nothing more than to spend time with its owner.

A Basset Hound
Basset Hound

Forget the training when not rewarded!

A Bassetoodle
Bassetoodle

Basset hounds have been around since the 7th century, but the bassetoodle made its first appearance in the 2000s.

A Bat
Bat

Detects prey using echolocation!

A Bat-Eared Fox
Bat-Eared Fox

Bat-eared foxes can run up to 35 MPH!

A Bavarian Mountain Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound

Calm, quiet and poised!

A Bea-Tzu
Bea-Tzu

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

A Beabull
Beabull

An excellent companion for cats!

A Beagador
Beagador

Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it.

A Beagle
Beagle

Have become popular family pets!

A Beagle Shepherd
Beagle Shepherd

This dog can perform a wide range of exotic and acrobatic tricks that are not expected of a dog this size.

A Beaglier
Beaglier

These dogs have great sniffer abilities

A Beago
Beago

Beagos are good swimmers like their Golden Retriever parent.

A Bear
Bear

There are 8 different species!

A Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie

Weekly brushing is mandatory!

A Beaski
Beaski

Beaskis love to play, so get ready to go on plenty of long walks.

A Beauceron
Beauceron

The Beauceron is named after the place of its origin (Beauce) in France

A Beaver
Beaver

Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!

A Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier

Highly active and intelligent dogs!

A Beefalo
Beefalo

Beefalo meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef

A Belgian Shepherd
Belgian Shepherd

The sheepdog is also known as the Groenendael. All four Belgian varieties have nicknames for Belgian villages.

A Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Tervuren

The first breed to win an AKC Herding Championship.

A Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger

The most numerous species of tiger!

A Bergamasco
Bergamasco

Bergamascos are excellent problem solvers; they were bred to be independent as they work alongside their nomadic shepherd owners.

A Berger Picard
Berger Picard

Berger means shepherd in French

A Bernedoodle
Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle was first bred in 2003 to create a dog with a similar temperament to the Bernese Mountain Dog that would have a longer lifespan.

A Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog

Very loyal, faithful and affectionate!

A Bernese Shepherd
Bernese Shepherd

Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates

A Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise

Gentle mannered, playful and affectionate!

A Bichpoo
Bichpoo

Despite its small size, the alert nature and sharp bark of this canine make it a good watch dog.

A Biewer Terrier
Biewer Terrier

A toy terrier dog and is elegant and tri-colored.

A Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

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

A Bilby
Bilby

In Australia, the chocolate bilby replaces the chocolate bunny for Easter.

A Binturong
Binturong

Also known as the Asian Bearcat!

A Birman
Birman

Also known as the Sacred Cat of Burma!

A Bison
Bison

Largest mammal in North America!

A Black And Tan Coonhound
Black And Tan Coonhound

This dog has its own unique howl.

A Black Rhinoceros
Black Rhinoceros

Horns can grow to 1.5m!

A Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terrier

Confident, calm and highly intelligent!

A Black-Footed Ferret
Black-Footed Ferret

Black footed ferrets are the only ones native to North America.

A Bloodhound
Bloodhound

Affectionate, gentle and even-tempered!

A Blue Lacy Dog
Blue Lacy Dog

Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!

A Blue Picardy Spaniel
Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy is also known as the Epagneul Bleu de Picardie in French

A Blue Whale
Blue Whale

The largest animal on Earth

A Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound

Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!

A Bobcat
Bobcat

About double the size of a domestic cat!

A Boggle
Boggle

Boggles at animal rescues are often mistaken for pitbulls because they have a similar facial structure.

A Boglen Terrier
Boglen Terrier

Boglen terriers are also occasionally known as boggles.

A Bolognese Dog
Bolognese Dog

From the northern Italian city of Bologna!

A Bombay
Bombay

Bred to look like a black panther!

A Bongo
Bongo

Long and heavy spiralled horns!

A Bonobo
Bonobo

Shares 97% of the same DNA as humans!

A Borador
Borador

Boradors make excellent police dogs and are used often on search and rescue missions.

A Border Collie
Border Collie

Highly intelligent and alert breed!

A Border Terrier
Border Terrier

Small, rough-coated breed of terrier!

A Bordoodle
Bordoodle

Bordoodles are much quieter than other Doodles and require far less exercise.

A Borkie
Borkie

Most Borkies inherit the signature howl of their Beagle parent.

A Bornean Orang-utan
Bornean Orang-utan

Known to use large leaves as umbrellas!

A Borneo Elephant
Borneo Elephant

The smallest species of elephant!

A Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!

A Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

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

A Bouvier Des Flandres
Bouvier Des Flandres

The name Bouvier des Flandres means cowherd of Flanders in French

A Bowhead Whale
Bowhead Whale

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

A Boxador
Boxador

Boxadors are extremely smart and catch onto backyard games very quickly!

A Boxer Dog
Boxer Dog

Bright, energetic and playful!

A Boxerdoodle
Boxerdoodle

The Boxerdoodle has a strong hunting dog lineage.

A Boxsky
Boxsky

Boxers were bred to be working war dogs, and their boxsky descendants still love to help out on ranches and other outdoor jobs.

A Boxweiler
Boxweiler

Boxweilers come in a variety of colors, but they usually feature the subtle brindle pattern that their boxer parents are so famous for.

A Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel

Enthusiastic working dog!

A Brazilian Terrier
Brazilian Terrier

Small body and tri-coloured coat!

A Brittany
Brittany

The breed was formerly known as the Brittany spaniel

A Brown Bear
Brown Bear

A dominant predator in it's environment!

A Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena

They don’t laugh

A Brug
Brug

These small, confident dogs have no fear of approaching much larger dogs.

A Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon prefers to live with another dog so they have a companion to play with.

A Buffalo
Buffalo

Has no real natural predators!

A Bull Shark
Bull Shark

Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!

A Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier

Needs to be kept active!

A Bulldog
Bulldog

Friendly, loving and docile!

A Bullmastiff
Bullmastiff

Courageous, loyal and calm!

A Burmese
Burmese

Adoring, elegant and affectionate!

A Bush Baby
Bush Baby

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

Alphabetical List of Mammals that Start with B

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