Read below for information on 62 different animals that start with the letter S, from the extinct sabre-toothed tiger to swans. The most popular animal that starts with the letter S is the sloth, a slow-moving creature believed to be distantly related to anteaters and armadillos. The least popular S animal is the striped rocket frog, so named for their incredible jumping abilities. Interesting facts about letter S animals include:
Canines up to 7 inches long!
Gentle, loyal and friendly!
There are more than 700 different species!
Males turn green in spring!
Only known to science since 1992!
Believed to be the inspiration for unicorn myths!
There are around 2,000 known species!
There are more than 200 recognised species!
Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!
It's flippers allow it to walk on the land
Eats over 40 different marine species!
Also commonly known as a Sea Cucumber!
There are more than 3,000 known species!
Always return to the same beach to lay eggs!
Can live for up to 200 years!
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Can live for up to 15 years!
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Originated from temple cats in Thailand!
Natively found in the Mekong Delta!
An exceptionally agile jumper!
Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!
Also known as the Amur tiger!
Closely related to the piranha!
Also known as the Polecat!
It's body temperature is between 30 - 34 degrees!
Found widely throughout British gardens!
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide
Only found in North America!
Thought to have originated in the 1960s!
One of the largest owl species in the world!
Active, intelligent and playful!
There are less than 20 in the wild!
They spend most of their time underground!
There are 140 different species!
Native to the Andes mountains of South America!
Each tooth weighs 1kg!
Found in the tropical jungles of South America!
Found in ocean waters worldwide!
There are more than 5,000 known species!
Some species are known to have 10 arms!
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Lives in groups of up to 500 individuals!
Now restricted to a few parks!
Known for their loyalty to their family!
More than 1,200 different species!
Has 2 stomachs to aid digestion!
Hunted to extinction in 17 years!
There are more than 3,000 different species!
It's stinger is razor-sharp or serrated!
Average adults weigh about 200 grams!
Long powerful hind legs!
Less than 2,000 left in the wild!
Known to make mental maps of the forest!
The smallest species of rhino!
The smallest species of tiger!
The smallest species of bear in the world!
Populations have been affected by pollution!