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Read below for information on 54 different animals that start with the letter C, from caiman to cuttlefish. The most popular animal that starts with C is the cheetah - the world's fastest land mammal. The least popular is the common loon, also known as the Great Northern Diver. Some fun facts about C letter animals are:

  • Camels can survive without water for up to 10 months!
  • Crocodiles are one of the planet’s oldest species with very little having changed in 200 million years.
  • Chameleons can change their skin color to blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, yellow, turquoise, and even pink.
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!
Cairn TerrierCairn Terrier
Intelligent, lively and strong!
Camel (Camelus dromedarius)Camel
Can survive without water for 10 months!
Canaan DogCanaan Dog
Has a strong survival instinct!
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)Capybara
Excellent at both diving and swimming
Caracal (Caracal Caracal)Caracal
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Carolina DogCarolina Dog
Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!
Cassowary (Casuarius)Cassowary
Can reach speeds of 30mph!
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!
Cavalier King Charles SpanielCavalier King Charles Spaniel
Highly playful and affectionate!
Centipede (Chilopoda)Centipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
Cesky FousekCesky Fousek
An affectionate hunting dog!
Chameleon (Chamaeleonidae)Chameleon
There are more than 160 different species!
Chamois (Rupicapra Rupicapra)Chamois
Natively found in the European mountains!
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)Cheetah
The fastest land mammal in the world!
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever
Bright and happy disposition!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Curious and devoted personality!
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)Chimpanzee
Has 32 teeth including fang-like canines!
Chinchilla (Chinchilla Lanigera)Chinchilla
Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!
Chinese Crested DogChinese Crested Dog
A hairless breed of dog!
A calm and friendly breed!
Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus)Chinstrap Penguin
There are 7 million breeding pairs!
Chipmunk (Tamias Striatus)Chipmunk
There are 25 different species!
Chow ChowChow Chow
Loyal and affectionate to it's family!
Cichlid (Cichlidae)Cichlid
There are more than 1,300 known species!
Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)Clouded Leopard
Has canines that can be two inches long!
Clown Fish (Amphiprioninae)Clown Fish
Also known as the anemonefish!
Clumber SpanielClumber Spaniel
Has a thick, soft coat!
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!
Gentle and devoted!
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!
Coral (Anthozoa)Coral
Thought to be around 70,000 different species!
Cottontop Tamarin (Saguinus Oedipus)Cottontop Tamarin
Found in tropical forest edges!
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
Crab-Eating Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis)Crab-Eating Macaque
Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crested Penguin (Eudyptes robustus)Crested Penguin
Has long yellow eyebrows!
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!
Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Diehli)Cross River Gorilla
Less than 300 remaining!
Curly Coated RetrieverCurly Coated Retriever
A lively and fun-loving breed!
Cuscus (Phalanger Maculatus)Cuscus
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
Cuttlefish (Sepiida)Cuttlefish
Found throughout the world's oceans!