Animals whose names start with the letter "v" include vampire bats, voles and vervet monkeys. The most well-known type of vampire bat lives in Central America.
The vampire bat is an unusual mammal because it requires a blood meal. It doesn't suck the blood of its prey, but makes a tiny incision with its front teeth and laps the blood up.
A vole is a plump, mouse-like animal that's usually about five inches long. It has tiny ears and a short tail. Voles live in meadows and other grassy places.
The vervet monkey lives in Africa. It's known for its black face and silvery fur.