Mammals that Start with P

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

A Pademelon
Pademelon

Inhabits the jungles of the far east!

A Pangolin
Pangolin

Bad eyesight, but great sense of smell

A Panther
Panther

Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!

A Papillon
Papillon

Originally called the Toy Spaniel, the Papillon is one of the oldest breeds in the toy group. They can be found in artwork dating back to the 16th century.

A Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier

The root stock of the breed was a dog named Trump

A Patas Monkey
Patas Monkey

The fastest species of primate in the world!

A Patterdale Terrier
Patterdale Terrier

A Patterdale Terrier’s small body structure allows it to squeeze into fox burrows.

A Peagle
Peagle

Peagles enjoy being the center of attention. This can make them a very entertaining breed to own.

A Peekapoo
Peekapoo

Peekapoos were first bred in the 1950’s, making them one of the first designer dog breeds.

A Pekingese
Pekingese

Thought to be over 2,000 years old!

A Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth II

A Pere Davids Deer
Pere Davids Deer

Has webbing between its toes, aiding in swimming!

A Perro De Presa Canario
Perro De Presa Canario

The breed has feet like a cat, with rounded toes that are not too close together. His unique feet give him a distinctive, long, elastic stride.

A Persian
Persian

Thought to have originated in the Middle East!

A Peruvian Inca Orchid
Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is the national dog of Peru

A Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

A small dog with a big, lively personality.

A Petite Goldendoodle
Petite Goldendoodle

Like their purebred parents, these dogs love the water!

A Pheasant
Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

A Pied Tamarin
Pied Tamarin

Only found in one area of Brazil!

A Pig
Pig

Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!

A Pika
Pika

Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas

A Pine Marten
Pine Marten

A pine marten can jump from tree to tree similar to a squirrel.

A Pink Fairy Armadillo
Pink Fairy Armadillo

The smallest known species of Armadillo

A Pit Bull
Pit Bull

It is a myth that pit bulls have locking jaws.

A Pitador
Pitador

There are several names for this breed, including the Labrabull or the Pitador Retriever.

A Pitsky
Pitsky

Most Pitskies will do best as the only pet in a home. They may become aggressive with other dogs (especially two unneutered male dogs) and could try to chase or catch small pets due to their higher prey drive.

A Platypus
Platypus

One of the only mammals to lay eggs!

A Pocket Beagle
Pocket Beagle

Queen Elizabeth I of England once owned several Pocket Beagles

A Pocket Pitbull
Pocket Pitbull

The smaller size of the Pocket Pitbull made it better suited for fleeing game as compared to larger Foxhounds.

A Pointer
Pointer

An independent, loyal and high energy breed!

A Polar Bear
Polar Bear

Could be extinct within the next 30 years!

A Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Despite having shaggy hair that covers its eyes, this dog is known for its watchful gaze when guarding a herd.

A Pomapoo
Pomapoo

Pomapoos like companionship and do not like being alone. They may do better in a home with other dogs.

A Pomchi
Pomchi

A deliberate cross like the Pomchi is commonly referred to as a designer dog

A Pomeagle
Pomeagle

Pomeagles are sweet and fun dogs that like to spend time exploring their environment.

A Pomeranian
Pomeranian

The ancestors of the Pomeranian were sled dogs.

A Pomsky
Pomsky

The howls and barks of a Pomsky can sound like singing

A Poochon
Poochon

The Poochon was first bred in Australia.

A Poodle
Poodle

Intelligent, alert and active!

A Poogle
Poogle

The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).

A Porcupine
Porcupine

There are 30 different species worldwide!

A Porpoise
Porpoise

Surprisingly, not a dolphin!

A Possum
Possum

There are 69 species on the Australian continent!

A Potoroo
Potoroo

They can carry items with their tail.

A Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

A Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey

Natively found on the island of Borneo!

A Procoptodon
Procoptodon

The largest variety of kangaroo to have ever been discovered.

A Pronghorn
Pronghorn

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

A Pudelpointer
Pudelpointer

Like their poodle parent, Pudelpointers love to swim in pools!

A Pug
Pug

Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!

A Pugapoo
Pugapoo

The pugapoo is the fusion of a pug and a poodle.

A Puggle
Puggle

These dogs are active and are often patient around children.

A Pugshire
Pugshire

With their incredible desire to show affection, Pugshire make great lap dogs.

A Puma
Puma

Has longer back legs than front legs!

A Pumi
Pumi

Pumik developed their loud bark to communicate with shepherds at long distances.

A Pygmy Hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippopotamus

Spends more time on land than in water!

A Pygora Goat
Pygora Goat

The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.

A Pyrador
Pyrador

Most popular as a companion pet

A Pyredoodle
Pyredoodle

Pyredoodles can have a thick double coat or a thinner single coat.

Alphabetical List of Mammals that Start with P

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