Read below for information on 22 different animals that start with the letter R, from rabbit to royal penguin. The most popular animal that starts with the letter R is the red panda, one of the most threatened animals in the world. Despite sharing a name and some behavioral similarities with giant pandas, red pandas are unique enough to be classified in a family all their own. The least popular R animal is the red handed tamarin, so named for the red hairs on their feet and hands. Interesting facts about letter R animals include:
There are more than 50 different species!
Known to wash their food before eating it!
The only hibernating canine!
The most protected tortoise in the world!
One of the larger breeds of domestic cat!
Omnivores that eat anything!
It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!
Inhabits the Pacific Mountains of Mexico!
There are less than 3,000 left in the wild!
Only 100 in the wild!
Red hair on hands on feet!
Also known as the Caribou
It's horns are made from keratin!
There are 4 species in the Southern Hemisphere!
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!
There are 3 different species!
The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!
Strong, loyal and self-assured!
Can reach speeds of 20mph!
First brought to the UK in the 1800s!