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Read below for information on 36 different animals that start with the letter P, from pademelon to pygmy marmoset. The most popular animal that starts with the letter P is the panther, which is not actually a species in of itself, but a common name for members of the big cat family that includes leopards and jaguars. The least popular P animal is the pool frog, the least common amphibian in the United Kingdom. Interesting facts about letter P animals include:

  • Puffer fish are the second most poisonous animal in the world
  • Platypuses are so unique looking the first specimen seen in Europe was believed to be fake
  • At 6-12 feet, pelicans have one of the largest wingspans of any bird
Pademelon (Thylogale)Pademelon
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
Panther (Panthera pardus, Panthera onca )Panther
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Parrot (Psittacine)Parrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)Patas Monkey
The fastest species of primate in the world!
Peacock (Pavo Cristatus)Peacock
Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!
PekingesePekingese
Thought to be over 2,000 years old!
Pelican (Pelecanus Occidentalis)Pelican
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
Penguin (Aptenodytes Forsteri)Penguin
Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!
Pere Davids Deer (Elaphurus davidianus)Pere Davids Deer
Has webbing between its toes, aiding in swimming!
PersianPersian
Thought to have originated in the Middle East!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Pied Tamarin (Saguinus Bicolor)Pied Tamarin
Only found in one area of Brazil!
Pig (Sus Scrofa Scrofa)Pig
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
Pika (Ochotona Minor)Pika
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas
Pike (Esox)Pike
There are 5 different species!
Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)Pink Fairy Armadillo
The smallest known species of Armadillo
Piranha (Pygocentrus Nattereri)Piranha
Generally found in fast-flowing streams!
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)Platypus
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
PointerPointer
An independent, loyal and high energy breed!
Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobatidae)Poison Dart Frog
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)Polar Bear
Could be extinct within the next 30 years!
Pond Skater (Gerridae  )Pond Skater
There are 500 different species!
PoodlePoodle
Intelligent, alert and active!
Pool Frog (Pelophylax Lessonae)Pool Frog
The rarest amphibian in the UK!
Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsaum)Porcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Possum (Phalangeriforme)Possum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
Prawn (Dendrobranchiata)Prawn
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus)Proboscis Monkey
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
Puffer Fish (Tetraodontidae)Puffer Fish
The second most poisonous creature in the world!
Puffin (Fratercula arctica)Puffin
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
PugPug
Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!
Puma (Felis concolor)Puma
Has longer back legs than front legs!
Purple Emperor (Apatura Iris  )Purple Emperor
Inhabits deciduous forests!
Puss Moth (Cerura Vinula )Puss Moth
Caterpillars squirt formic acid!
Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)Pygmy Hippopotamus
Spends more time on land than in water!
Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix Pygmaea)Pygmy Marmoset
The smallest species of monkey in the world!