Animals that start with E include mammals such as elephants, elands, echidnas and the elk; birds such as eagles, eiders, the emu and emperor penguin; insects such as earwigs; reptiles such as the eastern coral snake; and fish such as eels and eagle rays.
On this page is a list including these and many other interesting animals beginning with E, together with pictures and facts on each species.
Animals that start with U include mammals such as uakaris, Uinta chipmunk, Utah prairie dog and unadorned rock wallaby; birds such as umbrellabirds and Uluguru violet-backed sunbird; insects such as the Ulysses butterfly; and fish such as the unicorn crestfish.
On this page is a list including these and many other interesting animals beginning with U, together with pictures and facts on each species.
Animals that start with A include mammals such as the aardvark, African bush elephant, Arctic fox and aye-aye; reptiles such as alligators, anacondas and the alligator snapping turtle; amphibians such as the African clawed toad and axolotl; and birds such as albatrosses and auks.
On this page you’ll meet these and many other interesting animals beginning with A, together with pictures and facts on each species.
Animals that start with N include mammals such as the naked mole rat, narwhal and numbat; reptiles such as the Nile crocodile and northern leaf-tailed gecko; birds such as nighthawks and the nightingale; fish such as the nurse shark and nalolo; and amphibians such as newts and the natterjack toad.
Animals that start with J include mammals such as jackals, jackrabbits, jerboas, junglefowl and the jaguar; birds such as jaegers, jays, and juncos; fish such as the John Dory, and invertebrates such as the Jerusalem cricket and jumping spider.
Animals that start with V include mammals such as vampire bat, vervet monkey, Virginia opossum, volcano rabbit and Visayan warty pig; birds such as vultures, vireos and the velvet asity; insects such as the viceroy butterfly, and fish such as the viperfish.
On this page you’ll meet these and many other interesting animals beginning with v, together with pictures and facts on each animal.
Melanistic animals are animals with an increased amount of the dark pigment melanin in their skin, hair and feathers, etc., giving them a dark appearance. Melanism is a genetic mutation that occurs in many different types of animals, including mammals, reptiles and insects. Among the best-known melanistic animals are the black leopards and jaguars known as panthers.
Other melanistic animals include squirrels, deer, pheasants, the silver fox (a melanistic red fox), several cat species, even penguins (a melanistic king penguin was filmed during the making of the BBC series “Dynasties”) and flamingos (a black flamingo was spotted in Cyprus in 2015).
On this page we explore melanism and other genetic conditions that affect the appearance of animals, and provide pictures and facts on a variety of melanistic animals.
Marsupials are mammals and, like all other mammals, belong to the class Mammalia. Marsupials are known as “pouched mammals” because, after being born, their young continue to develop in a special pouch in the mother’s abdomen.
Marsupials belong to the infraclass Metatheria, which is one of the three main mammal groups, the others being the egg-laying monotremes and the placental mammals.
Ugly animals include mammals such as the proboscis monkey, aye-aye, naked mole rat and elephant seal; fish such as the blobfish and goblin shark; birds such as condors and the kakapo; and amphibians such as giant salamanders.
Below is a list including these and other ugly animals, with pictures and facts on each species.
Snakes are not amphibians; snakes are reptiles that belong to the class Reptilia, a group that also contains animals such as lizards, turtles and crocodilians. Amphibians belong to the class Amphibia, a group that also contains animals such as frogs, toads, newts, caecilians and salamanders.