Read below for information on 28 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:
There are roughly 30 different species!
Inhabits the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle!
Has two sets of tusks on it's face!
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
The largest Vole species in the UK!
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
There are two distinct breeds!
Most commonly white in colour!
There are two sub-species!
One of the great apes!
The largest species of fish in the world!
Quiet, gentle and restful dogs!
One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!
The second largest animal on the land!
None have been seen in the wild for 50 years!
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Can trek more than 1,000 miles every year!
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
Spends most of the day underground!
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
There are 200 different species!
Tusks grew to 16ft long!
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
There are more than 500 different species!
Releases poison from neck glands for defense!