Animals with names beginning with the letter Z are rare. In fact, there are only a handful of animals in the world which fit that criteria, including the zebra, zebu, zorilla and zebra sharks.Continue Reading
The most common animal in this category is the zebra. Zebras are only found in Africa. The stripes on a zebra are completely unique to each individual, meaning no two zebras are completely alike. The zebu is a strange animal that is like a cow but has a hump on its back. This animal is found in many places but is native to south Asia. The zorilla, or striped polecat, is a creature that resembles a skunk and is nocturnal. Underwater, there are zebra sharks and zebrafish. These creatures are so named because of the stripes and patterns which run along their body, giving them the same type of appearance as a zebra.
On the stranger end of the spectrum, there are also zonkeys and zorses. These animals are crossbreeds between two species. The zonkey is a cross between a zebra and donkey, and the zorse is a crossbreed between a zebra and horse. According to A-Z Animals, the zonkey and zorse are unable to produce offspring, thus making them single generation animals.Learn more about Zoology
The names of some animals that start with the letter F include falcons, foxes, ferrets and finches. Other animals whose names start with F are fer-de-lance, filaria, firefly, fish, fisher, flamingo, flatworm, flea, flicker, frog, flounder, fly, flycatcher and fulmar.Full Answer >
Animals with exoskeletons include all arthropods such as insects, crustaceans and spiders as well as many other invertebrate animals such as shelled mollusks. Shelled mollusks include snails, tusk shells, clams, nautilus and chitons. An exoskeleton is essentially an outer skeleton that protects and supports an animal's body.Full Answer >
Animals that lay eggs are known as oviparous animals and include fish, birds, reptiles and insects. These types of animals have little to no other development within the mother. Mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth are known as monotremes.Full Answer >
Animals that eat both plants and other animals, called omnivores, occur in every major animal lineage, including insects, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds. By contrast, some lineages, such as spiders, are completely devoid of omnivores.Full Answer >