Read below for information on 35 different animals that start with the letter M, from macaroni penguins to mules. The most popular animal that starts with the letter M is the millipede, an invertebrate with 80 to 400 legs. The least popular M animal is the marsh frog, a bright green amphibian that lives throughout Europe. Some fun facts about letter M animals are:
Gather in colonies of up to 100,000 members!
The largest species of parrot in the world!
Threatened by oil spills!
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!
Also known as the Oriental Civet!
Found in less-dense jungles!
Originally bred in Europe!
Also known as the Sea Cow!
Distinctively coloured noses and rumps!
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
Less than 2,500 left in the wild!
Has bright green skin!
Found throughout Asia, India and China!
Courageous, calm and affectionate!
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
One will stand on guard to watch for predators!
Some species have a poisonous bite!
There are two recognised species!
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
Known for their calm and peaceful nature!
Range in size from just 1 to 3 foot!
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
There are around 260 known species!
The smallest frog in the Northern Hemisphere!
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!
There are 250,000 different species!
Isolated populations found in the mountains!
Has no real natural predators!
Found on every continent on Earth!
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!