Animals that begin with the letter R include rabbits, raccoons, robins, rats and reindeer. Other animals beginning with the letter R are the raven, rhinoceros, rattlesnake and ram.Continue Reading
Reindeer, otherwise known as caribou, are the only species of deer in which both females and males grow antlers. Their large hooves and warm coats provide them enough insulation to survive the extreme cold of the Arctic.
Rats' teeth grow at a rate of 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches per year. To wear the teeth down, rats gnaw on anything, including wood, cement, brick, bone and even their own teeth.
The rhinoceros is an herbivore famous for sporting a horn. Some rhino species have only one horn, while others have two. They are critically endangered due to extreme poaching. Poachers kill rhinos for their horns to sell on the black market.
The raven is one of the smartest birds in the world, known for its ability to solve problems. Studies have found that, while other birds flee from hearing gunshots, ravens often come closer to investigate whether there is food available for scavenging. Ravens eat just about anything, from carrion to berries. They even work in pairs, with one raven distracting a nesting bird from its nest, while the other raven steals an egg or a small chick.Learn more about Mammals
Many animals live in Iceland, including puffins, Arctic foxes, Icelandic horses, sheep, cattle, reindeer, Icelandic sheepdog and rabbits. Many of the domestic animals were brought into Iceland by settlers to the country. Due to the country's isolation, these animals have remained unchanged.Full Answer >
Typical animals found in the tundra biome include caribous, lemmings, voles, squirrels, arctic hares, arctic foxes, wolves, musk oxen, brown bears, polar bears, killer whales, beluga whales, sea lions, seals, walruses, ermines, reindeer, moose, snowshoe rabbits, moths, grasshoppers, salmon, trout, cod, pikas, marmots, mountain goats, beetles, sheep, elks and butterflies. Tundras are also home to a variety of bird species, including arctic loons, long-eared owls, rose breasted grosbeaks, bald eagles, golden eagles, gyrfalcon, king penguins, rockhopper penguins, emperor penguins, snow gooses and snowy owls.Full Answer >
Predators of rabbits include larger mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons and opossums; predatory birds, such as owls, hawks and snakes; and domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs. Rabbits are vulnerable to predation from many animals, but their risk of predation varies depending on their environments. Rabbits living in urban areas fall prey to larger domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs, while those living in the wild fall victim to predatory birds and larger mammals.Full Answer >
Animals whose names start with the letter W include wolves and wallabies. The water moccasin, a venomous snake found in the southeast United States, also has a name that starts with W. White-bellied sea eagles, wildebeests, wolf spiders and woodpeckers are other examples.Full Answer >