Animals in United States

Below you can find a complete list of USA animals. We currently track 382 animals in United States and are adding more every day!

The list of indigenous United States animals is long and includes well known creatures like coyotes and raccoons, and lesser known animals like the glass lizard and adorable pika. The incredible 2,972 estimated animals native to the United States makes it one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. The United States features over 400 known mammals, nearly 800 birds, over 300 reptiles, nearly 300 amphibians, and over 1,100 fish species!

The Two National Animals Of The United States

Surprisingly, the United States is one of a few countries that has TWO national animals. The first is the well known Bald Eagle. Once on the verge of extinction, the Bald Eagle population has rebounded in recent years and is widely considered the ultimate success of the Endangered Species Act. 

Originally, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams were tasked with choosing a new seal for the nascent United States, but after failing to do so, the responsibility fell to Charles Thomson, the secretary of Congress. Thomson made an American Bald eagle sketch, originally holding an olive branch and arrows in each talon, these represented the power of peace and war. His design was accepted and the Bald Eagle became the national bird of the United States on September 16, 1782.

The second United States national animal is the American Bison, the largest land mammal in North America. The American Bison was declared the national mammal of the United States much more recently, on May 9, 2016. 

Once abundant across the country with millions spanning all across North America, the American Bison population once fell as low as a few hundred. After aggressive conservation efforts total populations have rebounded, but still remains near threatened today. There are 17 known bison herds in the United States that number about 10,000 today. 

Other countries with more than one national animal include Australia, Bahamas, and Canada

Where to Find The Top Wild Animals In the United States

With so much land area and so many different environments, the list of animals native to the USA is long and diverse. Here is a list of where you can see some of the most famous wild animals in the United States.

  • Bald Eagle – After a resurgence in the population Bald Eagles can now be found in many US states, most commonly near bodies of water like reservoirs, rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. The Klamath Basin Refuges in California is home to the largest known concentration of Bald Eagles, with up to 1,000 birds present there.
  • American Bison – With a herd of nearly 5,000, Yellowstone National Park is the best place to see American Bison in the United States. The Lamar and Hayden Valleys are the most consistent area of bison sightings. The National Bison Range in Montana is another good place to view American Bison
  • Grey Wolves – Grey Wolves are hard to spot in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service estimates the total population at around 13,000, including Alaska. For the best chance of a grey wolf sighting in the US visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
  • Beaver – The semiaquatic American Beaver is found through most US states near rivers, marshes, ponds, and other slow moving bodies of water. They are most active at night and can frequently be heard slapping their tails to warn of danger before they can be seen.
  • American Black Bear – The most widely distributed bear species in the United States the black bear is a common sight in trees forests, swamps, and mountains, particularly in the northeastern part of the United States. Though, black bears can can also be found through the midwest, rocky mountain region, and as far south as Georgia.
  • Cougar – The North American cougar can be found in the Western United States and parts of Florida. After spartan populations for many years cougars are also starting to rebound in parts of the US midwest. Though the animal is not endangered, populations are low and sightings rare.

The Most Dangerous Animals In the United States Today

While many of the US animals are non-threatening, there are a few dangerous ones as well. The most dangerous animals in the USA include:

  • Killer Bees – estimated to have killed 1,000 people in recent decades. Killer Bees are not actually a naturally occurring type of bee, but the result of a hybrid bee created by Biologist Warwick E. Kerr. Imported in the 1950’s, these bees are significantly more aggressive than other bee types and have been known to chase humans for long distances when defending their hives
  • Grizzly bears – Grizzly’s cause an average of 3 fatal attacks in the United States each year, despite being largely isolated to Alaska and the northwestern part of the United States. But the enormous size of bears at nearly 500 pounds, surprising speeds of up to 35mph, and the highly protective instincts of mother bears make them a very deadly creature to cross when cubs are near. 
  • Black Widow Spiders – Black widows are abundant throughout the United States. In 2013 alone there were 1,866 reported bites alone. While only a minority of bites are deadly, the powerful neurotoxins can still be damaging. Symptoms include cramping, headaches, fever, and nausea. 
  • Rattlesnakes – Rattlesnakes can be found all over North America and The United States. There are an estimated 5 deaths and 7,000 – 8,000 reported bites by rattlesnakes in the US every year. As human populations expand the number of rattlesnake and human encounters is increasing dramatically. Fortunately there is a nearly guaranteed survival rate from a rattlesnake bite if anti-venom is administered within two hours. 

American Countries Animals Lists

Click any of the countries below to see a detailed list of animals located in that country!

American Animals

Airedoodle

This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.

Akita Shepherd

The Akita Shepherd descends from a lineage of working dogs.

Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

Alaskan Shepherd

This dog’s Malamute ancestors once came to America across the Bering Strait.

Alligator

They have two sets of eyelids!

Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

Alpine Goat

Alpine goats are the most common type of goat used for milk, cheese, and other dairy products

Alusky

Alusky dogs are known for their sledding pulling skills.

American Bulldog

Can jump up to 6ft high!

American Cocker Spaniel

Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!

American Coonhound

Easygoing and people-friendly!

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo has splendid all white fur and an upturned tail

American Foxhound

Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!

American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.

American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs are very energetic and would be up for a game at any given point of time

American Pygmy Goat

Can jump up to 5 feet

American Staffordshire Terrier

Bred to be extremely friendly!

American Toad

They secrete a milky poisonous liquid that can make many animals sick.

American Water Spaniel

Friendly and intelligent!

Angora Goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair annually while kids have about 8 inches.

Ant

First evolved 100 million years ago!

Armadillo

Can curl into a hard, protective ball!

Aurochs

Extinct ancestor of all domesticated cattle!

Aussiedoodle

The breed has its own popular Instagram page (Aussiedoodles Daily)!

Aussiedor

Aussiedors come in black, brown, cream, yellow, and almost every imaginable color due to their parentage!

Australian Retriever

The Australian Retriever may have two different eye colors.

Australian Shepherd

Sweet, faithful and affectionate!

Avocet

Has a curved, upturned beak!

Balinese

Playful and energetic breed!

Barn Owl

Found everywhere around the world!

Barred Owl

Like other owls, the barred owl swallows its prey whole.

Bassador

This dog is also known as a Bassetdor or a Basset Lab.

Bassetoodle

Basset hounds have been around since the 7th century, but the bassetoodle made its first appearance in the 2000s.

Bat

Detects prey using echolocation!

Bea-Tzu

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

Beabull

An excellent companion for cats!

Beagador

Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it.

Beagle Shepherd

This dog can perform a wide range of exotic and acrobatic tricks that are not expected of a dog this size.

Beago

Beagos are good swimmers like their Golden Retriever parent.

Bear

There are 8 different species!

Beaski

Beaskis love to play, so get ready to go on plenty of long walks.

Beaver

Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!

Beefalo

Beefalo meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef

Beetle

There are more than 350,000 different species

Bernese Shepherd

Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn rams can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour when fighting for dominance.

Bird

Not all birds are able to fly!

Bison

Largest mammal in North America!

Black-Footed Ferret

Black footed ferrets are the only ones native to North America.

Black Wasp

The great black wasp is a species of digger wasp.

Black Widow Spider

They typically prey on insects!

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

Blue grosbeak

Blue grosbeak parents take off the head, legs and wings of an insect before feeding it to their baby.

Blue Jay

Blue jays rub ants on their feather to remove harmful acids

Blue Lacy Dog

Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!

Bluetick Coonhound

Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!

Bobcat

About double the size of a domestic cat!

Boggle

Boggles at animal rescues are often mistaken for pitbulls because they have a similar facial structure.

Boglen Terrier

Boglen terriers are also occasionally known as boggles.

Bombay

Bred to look like a black panther!

Borador

Boradors make excellent police dogs and are used often on search and rescue missions.

Borkie

Most Borkies inherit the signature howl of their Beagle parent.

Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!

Bowfin

The bowfin is a primitive fish that first evolved in the Jurassic

Box Turtle

This reptile has an S-shaped neck allowing it to pull its entire head into its shell.

Boxador

Boxadors are extremely smart and catch onto backyard games very quickly!

Boxerdoodle

The Boxerdoodle has a strong hunting dog lineage.

Boxsky

Boxers were bred to be working war dogs, and their boxsky descendants still love to help out on ranches and other outdoor jobs.

Boxweiler

Boxweilers come in a variety of colors, but they usually feature the subtle brindle pattern that their boxer parents are so famous for.

Boykin Spaniel

Enthusiastic working dog!

Bullfrog

Has loud cow-like calls!

Bumblebee

The most common species of bee!

Butterfly

There are thought to be up 20,000 species!

Camel Cricket

The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.

Camel Spider

Fast, carnivorous arachnid with a painful bite.

Canada Lynx

They have natural snowshoes

Canadian Horse

Canadian horses are believed to generate more power per pound of body weight than any other horse breed in the world.

Carolina Dog

Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!

Carolina Parakeet

The Carolina parakeet is one of the few parrots that lived as far north as the United States

Cashmere Goat

Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan

Cat

First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!

Caterpillar

The larvae of a moth or butterfly!

Catfish

There are nearly 3,000 different species!

Cavador

The Cavador is a good service dog.

Centipede

There are about 3,000 documented species!

Cheagle

Some Cheagles have an excellent sense of smell.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Bright and happy disposition!

Chickadee

Chickadees are named for the sound they make: Chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee!

Chicken

First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!

Chinook

A calm and friendly breed!

Chipmunk

There are 25 different species!

Chipoo

The Chipoo was first bred in the 1970s

Chorkie

Chorkies are very fond of their owners and will love to sit in their laps for long amounts of time!

Chow Shepherd

The Chow Shepherd is also known as the Sheprachow.

Cicada

Cicadas have one of the longest insect lifespans

Cichlid

There are more than 2 000 known species!

Cockapoo

Cockapoos became popular in the 1960s as a sweet, family dog.

Cockroach

Dated to be around 300 million years old!

Common Raven

A group of ravens is called an unkindness or a conspiracy.

Cooper’s Hawk

Eyes change color as they age

Corgidor

Corgidors are herding dogs that typically help out on cattle farms.

Corgipoo

These dogs are highly intelligent and are easy to train.

Corkie

One of the Corkie’s parent breeds, the Cocker Spaniel, was thought to have come over on the Mayflower.

Corman Shepherd

Corman Shepherds can be great watchdogs and are often very protective of their owners.

Cougar

Largest feline in North America

Cow

There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!

Coyote

Also known as the Prairie Wolf!

Crab

There are 93 different crab groups

Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings

Crane

Many are critically endangered species!

Crocodile

Have changed little in 200 million years!

Dachsador

This hybrid dog is also known as a Doxador or a Weinerdor.

Dalmadoodle

Dalmatians were originally bred to run alongside carriages, and their dalmadoodle descendents have the same long legs and high energy.

Dalmador

Dalmador breeding skyrocketed after the 16 release of the live-action 101 Dalmatians movie.

Deer

There are around 40 different species!

Desert Tortoise

Lives in burrows underground!

Dog

First domesticated in South-East Asia!

Donkey

First domesticated 5,000 years ago!

Dorkie

Dorkies are so laid-back they sometimes need extra incentive to exercise each day.

Double Doodle

Exact origin unknown.

Doxiepoo

Doxiepoos are an unpredictable breed that can come in a variety of appearances and sizes.

Doxle

Doxles have long floppy ears

Dragonfly

It's larvae are carnivorous!

Duck

Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

Eagle

Has exceptional eyesight!

Earwig

There are nearly 2,000 different species!

Eastern Bluebird

Bluebirds drop straight down on their prey from their perch, much like leopards.

Eastern Phoebe

This passerine bird can sing its song without ever hearing another bird vocalize first.

Eel

Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!

Elk

Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

English Shepherd

Highly intelligent and independent!

Ermine

A very bold and ferocious predator!

Eskipoo

Eskipoos are called pookimos by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry.

Falcon

The fastest creatures on the planet!

Fallow deer

The fallow deer has more variation in its coat colors than most other deer.

Feist

The word feisty derived from this type of dog.

Ferruginous Hawk

The ferruginous hawk comes in both light and dark morphs

Fisher Cat

The fisher is an agile climber and makes its home in tree hollows

Flamingo

Sleeps on just one leg!

Florida Gar

The Florida gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

Florida Panther

Florida panthers can leap more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) in the air.

Fly

There are more than 240,000 different species!

Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!

Fox

There are 12 different species in the world!

Frengle

Frengles have a haunting howl very similar to their Beagle parent.

Frog

There are around 7,000 different species!

Gar

Can grow to more than 3m long!

Gerberian Shepsky

German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Gerberian Shepskies are all popular choices for police dogs.

German Sheppit

The German Sheppit is well-suited for guarding and police work.

German Sheprador

There is a chance that the German Sheprador may inherit a love for water from its parent.

Giant Salamander

Cryptobranchus giant salamanders breathe mostly through their skin.

Giant Schnoodle

Both parents of the Giant Schnoodle are hypoallergenic, making this one of the Doodle breeds that's safest for dander-sensitive owners.

Gila Monster

It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!

Glass Lizard

Can grow up to 4ft long!

Glechon

Glechons are talented in the area of search and rescue, as their sense of smell makes them great at tracking.

Glow Worm

Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!

Goberian

These dogs are great around children and are very playful around them.

Goldador

Goldadors were not intentionally bred until the early 2000s!

Golden Dox

Golden doxes don't have to be tiny. This breed looks different depending on whether the mix includes a regular dachshund or the mini version of the species.

Golden Newfie

These dogs love to swim and instinctively know how to swim.

Golden Saint

Golden saints come in all kinds of colors. You can find them in tan, chocolate, yellow, brindled, spotted, and almost any other pattern you can think of.

Golden Shepherd

The Golden Shepherds were first recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry in 2009.

Goldendoodle

Due to their breeding, no two Goldendoodles are alike.

Goose

There are 29 different species!

Gopher

They dig large networks of tunnels!

Grasshopper

There are 11,000 known species!

Grasshopper Mouse

The grasshopper mice attack predators using the poison of their venom.

Gray Fox

The gray fox has retractable claws and a rotating wrist that allow it to climb trees with some proficiency

Gray Tree Frog

Survives freezing temperatures by producing glycerol and maintaining slower metabolic processes

Great Danoodle

Both Great Danes and Poodles are in the top 15 most popular AKC breeds - which makes Great Danoodles a shoo-in for popularity.

Green Anole

It communicates with head movements, color and dewlap

Green Frog

Green frogs will eat any animal that they can fit in their mouth.

Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs breathe through their skin

Griffonshire

Griffonshires are so little they are easily mistaken for puppies throughout their lives.

Grizzly Bear

Less than 10% make it into adulthood

Hamster

Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

Hare

Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!

Havashire

Both of the Havashire’s parent breeds were very popular among the upper classes.

Heron

Inhabits wetlands around the world!

Highland Cattle

Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!

Himalayan

Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!

Honey Bee

There are only 8 recognized species!

Horgi

Horgis have a silly side and love to be the center of attention.

Horned Lizard

The horned lizards are able to squirt blood from their eyes.

Horse

Has evolved over 50 million years!

Horsefly

Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, much like fighter jets.

Horseshoe Crab

Changed little in over 500 million years!

House Finch

The house finch can become redder depending on what it eats

Human

Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!

Hummingbird

Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!

Huntsman Spider

Some huntsman spiders have an interesting way of moving around. Some cartwheel while others do handsprings or backflips.

Huskador

Huskadors are gaining in popularity as service dogs.

Husky Jack

Due to the mix of genes, a Husky Jack’s coat may be a variety of colors including black, gray, white, red, sable, or mixed colors.

Huskydoodle

Huskydoodles are known for their jumping abilities!

Ibex

Can jump over 6 feet straight up from a standstill

Imperial Moth

Since the imperial moth doesn’t eat, it does die shortly after it lays its eggs. Its lifespan is only about one week.

Insects

There are an estimated 30 million species!

Ivory-billed woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker can drill into wood with its sharp beak

Jackabee

The Jackabee has an excellent sense of smell.

Javanese

Features that closely resemble a Siamese cat!

Kangaroo Rat

Merriam’s kangaroo rats literally never have to drink water

Kiko Goat

Kiko goats breed year-round, and they are not good at defending themselves.

Kinder Goat

Best jumper of all goats

Kingfisher

Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!

Labradane

Labradanes can come with both sold-color coats and the more exciting patterns that you typically see on Great Danes.

Ladybug

There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!

LaMancha Goat

Have tiny ears named “gophers” or “elves”

Leopard Frog

They can jump up to three feet

Lhasapoo

A Lhasapoo’s coat can be curly like a poodle’s or long and silky like a Lhasa Apso’s.

Liger

The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!

Little Brown Bat

The little brown bat uses echolocation to quickly navigate around its environment

Lizard

There are around 5,000 different species!

Loach

Have sharp spines below their eyes

Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

Longnose Gar

The longnose gar species of the gar family has potentially existed for 100 million years.

Lynx

Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!

Maine Coon

Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!

Mallard

With an appropriate tail wind, the mallard can travel hundreds of miles a day

Malteagle

Malteagles are one of the smallest beagle hybrids and love to follow their owners everywhere.

Marble Fox

The marble fox is not a naturally occurring variant; it was created through artificial selection.

Marmot

A marmot spends 80% of its life below ground

Mastador

The Mastador gets its enormous size from its Mastiff parent

Mayfly

There are 2,500 known species worldwide!

Meagle

The Meagle has an incredible sense of smell.

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

Some colonies have millions of bats

Millipede

Some species have a poisonous bite!

Mini Labradoodle

The first mini labradoodle was bred in the early 1990s - almost immediately after standard labradoodles became popular.

Miniature Husky

The Miniature Husky has a double coat that it sheds twice annually. Also, some people confuse them with Alaskan Klee Kai, which have similar blue eyes.

Mink

The mink can swim up to 100 feet underwater.

Mole

Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!

Monarch Butterfly

During migration, Monarch Butterflies may travel 250 or more miles each day.

Mongrel

Has characteristics of two or more breeds!

Moorhen

Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!

Morkie

A Morkie puppy can weigh as little as 4 ounces.

Moth

There are 250,000 different species!

Mountain Bluebird

Depending on the time of the year, the mountain bird can live as far north as Alaska.

Mountain Feist

Mountain Feists were bred in the southern United States as a dog that could help with hunting small game.

Mountain Lion

Has no real natural predators!

Mourning Dove

It is almost always the male who makes the famous sad sound, which is a wooing call

Mouse

Found on every continent on Earth!

Mudpuppy

Mudpuppies never leave their larval stage. This is called neoteny.

Mule

The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!

Muskox

Muskox have several physical characteristics that allow them to survive in the Arctic climate.

Muskrat

The muskrat can stay underwater up to 17 minutes at a time

Myna Bird

For a nice price, the mynah bird makes a good pet.

Newfypoo

Newfypoos have a thick oily coat that can be hard to groom.

Newt

Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!

Nigerian Goat

Produces a lot of milk for its small size

No See Ums

There are more than 5,000 species.

North American Black Bear

Short claws make them good tree climbers!

Northern Cardinal

Males are a bright red color, also called "cardinal red"

Norwich Terrier

Though Norwich terriers are small, they have a reputation for being feisty.

Nubian Goat

The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat that traces its ancestry to India and Egypt.

Opossum

Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!

Otter

There are 13 different species worldwide

Paddlefish

Paddlefish have existed since the Cretaceous Period

Panther

Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!

Peagle

Peagles enjoy being the center of attention. This can make them a very entertaining breed to own.

Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth

Petite Goldendoodle

Like their purebred parents, these dogs love the water!

Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

Pig

Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!

Pigeon

They can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.

Pika

Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas

Pike Fish

Apex freshwater predators with fearsome teeth!

Pileated Woodpecker

Pairs establish territories and remain all year

Pitador

There are several names for this breed, including the Labrabull or the Pitador Retriever.

Pitsky

Most Pitskies will do best as the only pet in a home. They may become aggressive with other dogs (especially two unneutered male dogs) and could try to chase or catch small pets due to their higher prey drive.

Pomeagle

Pomeagles are sweet and fun dogs that like to spend time exploring their environment.

Pomsky

The howls and barks of a Pomsky can sound like singing

Poogle

The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).

Porcupine

There are 30 different species worldwide!

Porpoise

Surprisingly, not a dolphin!

Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

Prairie Rattlesnake

The striking distance of a prairie rattlesnake is 2/3rds the length of its body.

Pronghorn

While pronghorns are the fastest runner of any Western Hemisphere land animal, they are not good jumpers.

Puffin

Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!

Puggle

These dogs are active and are often patient around children.

Pugshire

With their incredible desire to show affection, Pugshire make great lap dogs.

Puma

Has longer back legs than front legs!

Purple Finch

The intensity of the plumage can change based on what the bird eats

Pygora Goat

The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.

Pyrador

Most popular as a companion pet

Pyredoodle

Pyredoodles can have a thick double coat or a thinner single coat.

Quail

Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!

Rabbit

There are more than 50 different species!

Raccoon

Known to wash their food before eating it!

Ragdoll

One of the larger breeds of domestic cat!

Raggle

Raggles are known for their energy and curiosity.

Rat

Omnivores that eat anything!

Rat Terrier

Rat terriers were popular with farmers before 1930 because of their ability to kill rodents.

Rattlesnake

It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!

Red Finch

Red finches can form flocks of over 100 birds.

Red Squirrel

The red squirrel has one of the most impressive memories in the entire animal kingdom

Red-winged blackbird

The male red-winged blackbird can sing to attract mates

Red Wolf

Only 100 in the wild!

River Turtle

Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!

Robin

There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!

Rodents

The capybara, the world’s largest rodent, likes to be in and around bodies of water. Because of this, the Catholic Church in South America decided that it was a fish, and people were allowed to eat it during Lent and First Fridays.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are closely related to cardinals

Roseate Spoonbill

The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!

Rottsky

Many Rottskies have one brown eye and one blue eye.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated hummingbirds can beat their wings more than 50 times per second.

Saber-Toothed Tiger

Canines up to 7 inches long!

Saint Shepherd

These dogs have an eager-to-please attitude, making them sweet and happy pets.

Salamander

There are more than 700 different species!

Salmon

Returns upstream every year to spawn

Schneagle

This hybrid dog is a great companion and doesn’t do well being left alone but is suitable for apartments or houses with backyards!

Scorpion

There are around 2,000 known species!

Seahorse

Males give birth to up to 1,000 offspring!

Sharp-Tailed Snake

This snake uses its sharp tail to steady itself when capturing prey.

Sheep

Around 35 million in the English countryside!

Shepadoodle

Some police officers with allergies use Shepadoodles as their K-9 partner

Shepkita

These dogs can sometimes be overly aggressive.

Shepweiler

The Shepweiler is an excellent guard dog.

Shollie

Shollies are a fairly new type of crossbreed!

Shrimp

There are 2,000 different species worldwide!

Siberian Husky

Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!

Siberpoo

Although a lack of documentation makes it unclear, the first Siberpoo was probably bred in either the 1970s or 1980s.

Silver Labrador

The Labrador is the most popular breed in the United States and most of these dogs have blue eyes at a young age, before they turn another color.

Skink Lizard

Some skinks lay eggs in some habitats while giving birth to skinklets in other habitats.

Skunk

Also known as the Polecat!

Snail

There are nearly 1,000 different species!

Snake

There are around 3,000 known species worldwide

Snapping Turtle

Only found in North America!

Snorkie

Snorkies are known for their funny, attention-getting antics.

Snowshoe

Thought to have originated in the 1960s!

Snowy Owl

One of the largest owl species in the world!

Somali

Active, intelligent and playful!

Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!

Spanador

The Spanador is a good swimmer.

Spanish Goat

They have long, horizontal ears.

Sparrow

There are 140 different species!

Spotted Gar

They are commonly mistaken as logs in the water due to their cylindrical body.

Springador

The parental stock Labrador Retriever was nearly wiped out by home country tax policies but the breed found rescue and recovery in foreign lands, particularly in Great Britain.

Squirrel

Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!

Star-nosed mole

The star-nosed mole has the ability to sense both electrical fields and ground vibrations

Stick Insect

There are more than 3,000 different species!

Swan

Populations have been affected by pollution!

Taco Terrier

Taco terriers are known by a variety of names, including the Chitoxy Toy and the Chiwoxy.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Often just called 'Teddies' by owners

Termite

Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!

Terrier

Terriers were once the greatest dogs in the world.

Texas Heeler

Though they are loyal to their family, these dogs can be shy around strangers.

Thrush

The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin back in the old country.

Tiffany

Eye color intensifies with age!

Tiger Moth

The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste.

Tiger Salamander

Found across the North American wetlands!

Torkie

The Torkie has a soft silky coat

Tortoise

Can live until they are more than 150 years old!

Toy Fox Terrier

Hunters still use the toy fox to go into a fox's den and flush the animal out.

Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!

Tree swallow

The tree swallow can make more than a dozen distinct vocalizations

Turkey

Closely related to pheasants and chickens!

Vaquita

Smallest cetacean in the ocean

Virgin Islands Dwarf Gecko

The Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is among the smallest reptiles in the world

Vulture

There are 30 different species worldwide!

Walleye Fish

Has great night vision

Wasp

There are around 75,000 recognised species!

Water Buffalo

Has been domesticated for thousands of years!

Weasel

The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!

Weimardoodle

This dog is also known as the Weimarpoo, the Weimaranerpoo, and the Weimaranerdoodle.

Westiepoo

This dog is known for cocking its head in a curious manner when listening to its owner.

White-tail deer

White-tail deer are good swimmers

Whoodle

Whoodles are good swimmers

Whooping Crane

This species is named after the loud whooping sound it makes

Wolf

Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!

Wolf Spider

Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.

Wolverine

Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!

Wood Bison

The reintroduction of wood bison into Alaska is considered one of the world’s best conservation success stories.

Wood Frog

The wood frog lives the furthest north of any other North American amphibian including in the Arctic Circle.

Wood Turtle

Temperature determines the sex of turtle eggs

Woodlouse

Actually a crustacean, not an insect!

Woodpecker

There are 200 different species!

Yoranian

These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.

Yorkie Bichon

Yorkie Bichons can come in a wide range of colors including black, white, blonde, gray, golden, or dark brown.

Yorkie Poo

The Yorkie-Poo originated from the hybrid poodle phase of the late 20th century

Zorse

The offspring of a Zebra and Horse parents!

American Animals List