There are animal's with names beginning with the letter "H," ranging from the very small harvestman, a relative of the spider, to the hippopotamus, with a name meaning water horse. These animals are from several different orders and classes of the animal kingdom.Continue Reading
The harvestman, while an arachnid is not a true spider. This eight-legged animal is the daddy longlegs. It eats small insects and decaying animal matter. The harvestman also consumes juices from both fruits and vegetables. Each of its eight legs has seven joints, giving it great flexibility. There are over 200 species of this animal in the United States and 3,200 worldwide.
Hawks are strong hunters that spot their prey from the air. Red-tailed hawks build nests 2 to 3 feet in diameter. While rodents are their most common prey, they also take snakes, frogs and insects.
Hippos are adapted for life in the water, but according to the San Diego Zoo, they cannot swim or float. They push off from the riverbed or walk in the shallows. An evolutionary adaptation allows them to sleep under water; they have a reflex that causes them to bob to the surface to take a breath before sinking back to the bottom.Learn more about Zoology
A large number of animals have names that start with the letter M, including commonly known species such as the moose, mongoose, meerkat, mountain goat and mountain lion. More exotic animals include the Malayan tiger, the mourning collared dove and the Macaroni penguin.Full Answer >
The hippopotamus kills more humans than any other animal in Africa. This animal, which has an average weight of about 7,000 pounds, is responsible for 3,000 human deaths every year, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.Full Answer >
Some animals that weigh at least a ton include all species of the rhinoceros, the African and Asian elephant, the Asian gaur, and the hippopotamus. Other animals that weigh at least a ton are some species of whale including the blue and humpback whales. Some species of fish weigh at least a ton, including the whale shark and the mola.Full Answer >
There are no specific criteria used to arrive at a name for a zoo animal because zoos are allowed to choose whatever name they would like for their animals; however, most zoos will allow the public to vote on names or will allow the animal's keepers to name the animal. The Woodland Park Zoo had lion cubs in 2014 that they named themselves and allowed visitors to name.Full Answer >