Have you been wondering just how many animals there are in the world that have names beginning with the letter R? Well look no further, as we have found them all!
There are 73 different animals that have names starting with the letter R, so let’s get right into the list!
Did you know that there are over 50 species of rabbits?
Racoons like to wash their food before eating it.
3. Racoon Dog
This is the only canine that hibernates.
4. Racer Snake
This snake can move up to 3.5 miles an hour, which is where it gets its name.
5. Radiated Tortoise
This Radiated Tortoise is the most protected tortoise species in the world.
Ragamuffin cats are often considered to be ‘dog-like’.
7. Ragdoll Cat
A very common and popular breed of domestic cat.
8. Raggle Dog
These dogs are known for their inquisitiveness and energy.
9. Rainbow Boa
Known for its iridescent skin that creates a rainbow reflection from light.
10. Rainbow Shark
This small fish has been genetically modified to glow in the dark.
Rats will eat anything and everything!
12. Rat Snakes
These snakes are constrictors from the Colubridae family.
13. Rat Terrier
This type of dog has been popular with farmers since the 1930s thanks to their ability to kill rodents.
A rattlesnake’s venom will digest their prey before it’s even swallowed.
15. Red Diamondback Rattlesnake
This rattlesnake can shake its rattle between 20 and 100 times every second.
16. Red Finch
Red Finches travel in flocks of over 100 birds.
17. Red Fox
Red foxes don’t always have red fur – they can sometimes have brown or silver fur.
18. Red Kite
This bird moves its tail to steer its flight, like a boat’s rudder.
19. Red Knee Tarantula
Lives on the Pacific Mountains of Mexico.
20. Red Panda
So endangered that there are less than 3000 in the wild.
21. Red Racer Snake
Also known as the red coachwhip.
22. Red Spitting Cobra
Evolved to spit venom instead of injecting it to prevent threat from early humans.
23. Red Squirrel
Red squirrels have one of the best memories within the whole of the animal kingdom.
24. Red Tail Boa
Otherwise known as the common boa or boa constrictor.
25. Red Wolf
There are only 100 red wolves left in the wild.
26. Red-Bellied Black Snake
These snakes don’t lay eggs but give birth to 9-inch babies.
27. Red-Billed Quelea Bird
This is the most popular bird in the world.
28. Red-Eared Slider
Enjoy sunbathing to warm their cold blood up.
29. Red-Eyed Tree Frog
These frogs aren’t poisonous despite their coloring. Some people even keep them as pets.
30. Red-Footed Tortoise
This species uses their heads to communicate with one another.
31. Red-Handed Tamarin
This animal has red hair on their hands and feet.
32. Red-Headed Vulture
This bird is an opportunistic hunter.
33. Red-Lipped Batfish
This fish may look scary, but it is harmless.
34. Red-Winged Blackbird
A male will sing to attract a mate.
35. Redback Spider
Unlike most species, the Redback Spider doesn’t practice sexual cannibalism.
36. Redbone Coonhound
This dog was originally bred to track racoons.
37. Redtail Catfish
Just one of the three giant catfish species.
38. Reef Shark
Can give birth without males.
Otherwise known as the Caribou.
One of the largest mammals, used to eat dinosaurs.
41. Rhino Viper
Gets its name from the horn-like scale on its nose.
Their horns are made from keratin.
43. Rhombic Egg-Eater Snake
These snakes fast while birds aren’t nesting.
44. Ribbon Eel
Can fit into tiny crevices underwater.
45. Ribbon Snake
Gets its name from its thick vertical stripes running down its back.
46. Ring-Rilled Gull
Mostly feeds on human garbage and waste.
47. Ringed Kingfisher
Dives to catch its prey from above.
48. Rinkhals Snake
Plays dead to ward off predators.
49. River Otter
Can hold its breath for up to eight minutes.
50. River Turtle
Lives in fresh water all around the world.
There are over 40 species of Robin in Australia alone.
52. Rock Crab
Males attack one another to get to females.
53. Rock Hyrax
54. Rock Python
This snake has no venom. Instead it coils its prey and crushes the life out of it!
These fish can grow to be three feet in length.
56. Rockhopper Penguin
There are three species of Rockhopper Penguin.
An umbrella term for small animals such as mice, rats, hamsters, and more.
58. Roe Deer
One of the most popular game animals within Europe.
A male will mate with its whole flock!
60. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
These birds have a close relation to cardinals.
61. Roseate Spoonbill
This is the only type of Spoonbill to inhabit the western hemisphere.
62. Rosy Boa
Can be found in a number of different colors.
Most of these dogs have one brown eye and one blue.
Large dogs that are incredibly strong and self-assured.
65. Rough Green Snake
Gets its name from its lime green skin.
66. Royal Penguin
The Royal Penguin can travel at up to 20 miles per hour!
67. Rubber Boa
This snake can climb trees and swim.
68. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
This bird can flap its wings over 50 times in just one second.
69. Ruddy Turnstone
They get their name from how they turn over stones to find their gray.
70. Russell Terrier
Good at fox hunting thanks to its excellent sense of smell.
71. Russian Bear Dog
Has a stronger bite than a lion!
72. Russian Blue
First brought to the UK in the 1800s.
73. Russian Tortoise
Has at least five different names that others know it by.
And there we have it – 73 animals with names that all start with the letter R. There is a wide variety between dogs and birds, reptiles and rodents, cats, and many more!
Which is your favorite animal that starts with the letter R?