Animals >>

Animals That Start with D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Read below for information on 24 different animals that start with the letter D, from darwin’s frog to dwarf crocodile. The most popular animal that starts with D is The dodo, an extinct medium sized flightless bird first discovered in the 1590’s. The least popular is the desert tortoise. Some fun facts about D letter animals include:

  • A desert tortoise can go a whole year without drinking water
  • Donkey’s were first domesticated 5,000 years ago
  • Dragonflies are the world’s most accurate and deadly hunter, catching more than 95% of prey
DachshundDachshund
Fun and playful breed of small dog!
DalmatianDalmatian
Have an energetic and playful nature!
Darwin's Frog (Rhinoderma Darwinii)Darwin's Frog
Camouflages itself as a dead leaf!
Deer (Odocoileus virginiana)Deer
There are around 40 different species!
Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii)Desert Tortoise
Lives in burrows underground!
Deutsche BrackeDeutsche Bracke
Has long drop ears and a long narrow tail!
Dhole (Cuon Alpinus)Dhole
Only 2,000 left in the wild!
Dingo (Canis Lupus Dingo)Dingo
Natively found on the Australian continent!
Discus (Symphysodon)Discus
One of the only schooling Cichlids!
Doberman PinscherDoberman Pinscher
A gentle, loyal and loving breed!
Dodo (Raphus Cucullatus)Dodo
Native to the island of Mauritius!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Dogo ArgentinoDogo Argentino
Loyal and affectionate to their family!
Dogue De BordeauxDogue De Bordeaux
Extremely loyal and devoted to it's master!
Dolphin (Delphinus Delphis)Dolphin
Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dormouse (Gliridae)Dormouse
Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
DreverDrever
Uncommon outside of Europe!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Dugong (Dugong Dugon)Dugong
Closely related to the Manatee!
DunkerDunker
A friendly and relaxed dog!
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)Dusky Dolphin
Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!
Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)Dwarf Crocodile
Digs burrows in river banks to rest!