Red Animals You Need To Know About

Have you found yourself wondering about red animals and how many types there are? Maybe someone has mentioned a rare red animal to you and you want to know how many others are out there?

Red Animals You Need To Know About

No matter the question that brought you here today, we have the answer for you! 

When it comes to the color red, we see it in lots of places. It is a symbol of joy, passion, love, and strength. It’s a popular color in our world, but also one in the animal kingdom.

Finding out what animals are red can be tricky, especially when we are met online by conflicting and confusing information. You can quickly find yourself stressed and overwhelmed, unsure where to turn or who to trust. 

But that is where we come in to save the day! Today, we have a list of some of the best and most exotic red animals in the world. Just keep reading to find out what they are and learn more about them! 

Red Animals You Need To Know About 

Let’s get straight into it! Below we have a complete list of red animals that you need to know about. Use this list to find red animals you might never have heard of and some interesting facts about them! 

Arizona Coral Snake

Arizona Coral Snake

First, we have the Arizona coral snake, or Micruroides euryxanthus, which is native to Arizona’s deserts only. Its red color makes it stand out more than other snakes in their habitat like the rattlesnake.

The Arizona coral snake doesn’t have enough venom to hurt us, but it is still a venomous snake, so it’s best not to keep it as a pet! 

Calotes

Calotes

Calotes, or Calotes Versicolor, is often known as a forest lizard. Found typically in forests, this reptile can reach 23 inches in size and comes in a range of colors. Typically, Calotes have a red head, which is why some people call them bloodsuckers! 

Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp

The Cherry shrimp, otherwise known as the red shrimp is a common pet thanks to its red color! The shrimp is often found in freshwater and can reach a size of 1.6 inches.

The shrimp is the perfect pet for beginners as they are super easy to care for and make a wonderful addition to your tank. 

Coconut Octopus

Coconut Octopus

The Coconut octopus or Amphioctopus marginatus has a red and veiny appearance that makes it fairly easy to identify. You can find the octopus in the ocean, reaching a size of 6 inches.

Ladybugs

Ladybugs

This one should be no surprise to you! Ladybugs are commonly red and are found across the globe! It is a popular bug, often seen crawling on children’s arms or painted in their storybooks. These small insects are pretty to look at and come in lots of colors too. 

Although they seem sweet, they can eat each other, which is something you probably don’t want your child to see! 

Mandrill 

Mandrill 

Next, we have the Mandrill or Mandrillus sphinx. This large primate is found in rainforests and can reach 37 inches in height! Although they aren’t entirely red, they have a bright red stripe on their face. 

Mandrills are found in Western Africa only and are considered to be a vulnerable animal. They can be quite aggressive to each other and other animals, especially when they feel their territory is threatened. 

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal or Cardinals cardinals is a bird typically found in forests. The bird can reach 9 inches in length and is bright red with some black around its beak.

The color varies slightly depending on the sex of the bird too. Females are a brighter shade of red, orange, or brown, whereas males will be a bright red to attract females to mate. 

Red Fox

Red Fox

Next, we have the red fox or Vulpes vulpes. These foxes are often found in forests and can reach a size of 20 inches. Although it is called a red fox, typically they are more orange than red. 

You can find these foxes across the globe and are one of the most common foxes you will see. Whether you live in a rural area or a city, you are sure to see a red fox at some point! 

Red Kangaroo

Red Kangaroo

Red kangaroos or Osphranter Rufus are native to Australia and are quite tall animals! With an average height of 5 foot 2 inches, these mammals are seen all across Australia, but mainly in drier areas. 

Red kangaroos are the most common kangaroo species and the largest mammal in Australia! Sometimes they can look browner rather than red, but far redder than the gray Kangaroos! 

Red Panda

Red Panda

The red panda doesn’t look particularly like a panda, but more like a fox! This is due to its red color and size, it’s far smaller than other pandas, with a height of 25 inches. They are super cute, though, and found in forests in the Himalayas. 

These days though, the red panda is endangered and is more likely to be found in captivity or a sanctuary than its natural habitat. 

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw is a common parrot, seen in rainforests, and zoos, and kept as pets. It’s an incredibly beautiful bird, with bright red as its main color. They often feature yellow, blue, and green colors on their feathers too. 

These parrots can recreate human voices, which makes them an incredibly popular pet. It’s super fun listening to them speak to you! 

Starfish

Starfish

Starfish, or Asteroidea, are typically seen deep in the sea or ocean, where they lurk waiting for food. Starfish can reach 40 inches in size and are commonly red. But there are over 1,900 subspecies of starfish, so you can expect to see them in a range of colors and sizes! 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it! Today’s list is by no means an exhaustive one, but should give you an idea of some exotic and wonderful red animals that you can find in the world! Whether you are looking in the sky, sea, or forest, you are sure to find a red animal!

Olivia Kepner