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Animals That Start with W

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Read below for information on 27 different animals that start with the letter W, from the wallaby to the wrasse fish. The most popular animal that starts with the letter W is the white tiger, a rare species that hasn’t been seen in the wild in over 50 years. The least popular W animal is the water vole. Water voles are the largest vole species in the United Kingdom. Fun facts about letter W animals include:

  • Weasels are the smallest carnivorous mammal in the world
  • Wildebeest can migrate more than 1,000 miles annually
  • Walrus can grow to weight an astonishing 3,700lbs or more, making them the second largest ocean mammal that also comes ashore (the largest is the elephant seal)
Wallaby (Macropus)Wallaby
There are roughly 30 different species!
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)Walrus
Inhabits the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle!
Warthog (Phacochoerus Africanus)Warthog
Has two sets of tusks on it's face!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water Dragon (Physignathus)Water Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)Water Vole
The largest Vole species in the UK!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
Welsh CorgiWelsh Corgi
There are two distinct breeds!
West Highland TerrierWest Highland Terrier
Most commonly white in colour!
Western Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla)Western Gorilla
There are two sub-species!
Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla)Western Lowland Gorilla
One of the great apes!
Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus)Whale Shark
The largest species of fish in the world!
WhippetWhippet
Quiet, gentle and restful dogs!
White Faced Capuchin (Cebus Capucinus)White Faced Capuchin
One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!
White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)White Rhinoceros
The second largest animal on the land!
White Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)White Tiger
None have been seen in the wild for 50 years!
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)Wild Boar
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Wildebeest (Connochaetes Taurinus)Wildebeest
Can trek more than 1,000 miles every year!
Wolf (Canis Rufus)Wolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Wolverine (Gulo Gulo)Wolverine
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
Wombat (Vombatus Ursinus)Wombat
Spends most of the day underground!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius)Woolly Mammoth
Tusks grew to 16ft long!
Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix Lagotricha)Woolly Monkey
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
Wrasse (Labridae)Wrasse
There are more than 500 different species!