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:
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Can live for up to 100 years!
The fastest species of primate in the world!
Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!
Thought to be over 2,000 years old!
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!
Has webbing between its toes, aiding in swimming!
Thought to have originated in the Middle East!
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Only found in one area of Brazil!
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas
There are 5 different species!
The smallest known species of Armadillo
Generally found in fast-flowing streams!
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
An independent, loyal and high energy breed!
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
Could be extinct within the next 30 years!
There are 500 different species!
Intelligent, alert and active!
The rarest amphibian in the UK!
There are 30 different species worldwide!
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
The second most poisonous creature in the world!
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!
Has longer back legs than front legs!
Inhabits deciduous forests!
Caterpillars squirt formic acid!
Spends more time on land than in water!
The smallest species of monkey in the world!