Read below for information on 24 different animals that start with the letter H, from hammerhead sharks to hyenas. Hyenas are the most popular letter H animal. The least popular are hercules beetles, which at up to 7 inches long are the largest beetle species in the world. Some fun facts about H letter animals include:
Found in coastal waters around the world!
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Cheerful, tolerant and sweet-tempered!
Introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish!
Once believed to be a family guardian spirit in Hawaii
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Can grow up to 7 inches long!
There are over 500 different species!
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!
Has pink anti-bacterial sweat!
There are only 7 recognised species!
Endemic to the Californian coast!
Natively found in South America!
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Changed little in over 500 million years!
Spends 80% of it's time resting!
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Found on the South American coast!
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!
There are four different species!