7 junio, 2024

List of 23 animals that start with D

Some Animals that start with the letter D They are the dolphin, the tapir, the dingo, the dromedary, the thorny devil, the Tasmanian devil, the dentex, the dorado and the Komodo dragon.

In this group, some are surprising due to their extraordinary ability, such as the dolphin, which is considered one of the most intelligent. Others draw attention to their names, such as the thorny devil, the Tasmanian devil and the Komodo dragon, names that suggest fear.

Finally, others are better known, such as the tapir, the dingo and the dromedary. The latter is one of the oldest on the planet and still attracts attention due to its body and size.

List of animals starting with D


It is the most amazing of marine mammals. His joviality, sense of solidarity, team spirit and constant search for fun make him an admired specimen in the world.

He stands out for showing great intelligence. His senses are activated and allow him to hunt and move efficiently.

It has a great ability to jump and observe schools of fish, and when in captivity it can learn choreographic sequences.


It is a large mammal weighing more than 200 kg. It has strong and rough fur, and lives in the American jungles.

4 species are known, 3 are in America and 1 in Asia. It is also known as a tapir. It fulfills the important function of transporting seeds to distant places. In Venezuela, the tapir has been declared endangered.


It is a kind of non-domesticated dog. In its natural state it is found in Australia. They are carnivorous and usually hunt small prey to eat.

They are in danger of extinction because they are hunted to crossbreed with common dogs, or they are poisoned because in some regions they are considered a plague that kills wildlife and crops.


Its origin is located in Arabia and they have evolved to adapt to the harsh climatic conditions of the desert.

Although they are called camels, they are not the same as these. The dromedaries have a single hump, a short and less thick coat, they can carry up to 150 kg and their legs are longer to move away from the hot sand.

thorny devil

It belongs to the genus of lizards. Although its physical appearance can be frightening, it is harmless to humans.

Its body is covered with a series of thorns that serve to absorb water and defend itself.

Its natural color, a mixture of brown and sand tones, allows it to be perfectly camouflaged to avoid its enemies. It feeds exclusively on ants.

Tasmanian devil

It is a small animal that has been compared to a dog. It is a carnivore that makes unpleasant sounds when it eats and can violently attack others of its kind.

It is in danger of extinction because it suffers from a rare disease on its face that prevents it from eating and starves. They only inhabit the island of Tasmania, in Australia.


It is a fish of considerable size, measuring 1 meter in length. It is characterized by its color, since its scales have violet, green and blue reflections.

It is highly prized for cooking due to its size and flavor. Its name comes from the fact that it has 4 fangs that protrude from its mouth.


This fish is of extraordinary greenish color. It is also called parakeet or dolphinfish and is characterized because its meat has a lot of flavor. Its size can reach 2 meters.

Komodo dragon

Of the lizard family, it is the largest exponent that exists on the planet. They live on the island of Komodo and are ferocious animals that eat whatever they find in their path. His tongue is shaped like a fork.

Their saliva produces a deadly poison with which they attack their victims, then await their death and eat them.

dik dik

Small antelope (maximum 65 cm) distributed in the bushes of eastern and southern Africa. Their name comes from the sound they make when they are threatened. They usually feed on fruits, berries, shoots, or foliage.


Although it is more similar to rodents such as the marmot or the guinea pig, it is really a hoofed mammal. Due to its anatomy, it is a truly exotic species and can be found in the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.


The Pyrenean desman, as it is also known, lives in northern Spain, being an endemic species. It has a certain resemblance to a mole, mainly highlighting its trumpet-shaped snout.


A species of coyote with reddish fur found in Southeast Asia. They are a very strong species, being brave against much larger animals such as water buffalo or tigers. However, they mainly feed on antelopes.


It is a mammal similar to a manatee, therefore it is large (it can exceed 3 meters in length and 200 kilos in weight), it does not have molar teeth and it chews its prey with its lips. It is a vulnerable species.

Beheaded or beheaded

Its full name is cutthroat grosbeak, a native of North America. It lives in the treetops, it is a migratory bird that lives in the tropics during the winter. It feeds on insects (caterpillars, beetles, bugs, etc.).

foliated sea dragon

It is a marine fish native to the southwestern Australian coasts. It is family of the seahorse. It is called foliated because of its appearance: it has long extensions that look like leaves, which serve to camouflage itself.

Marbled Dragonling

It is a marine fish that lives in the sandy bottoms of the sea. It is found from the coasts of North Carolina to the southern Caribbean Sea. It is a small fish associated with reefs.


It is a fish with an elongated and narrow body. Females are smaller than males (16 cm vs. 25 cm). It lives on the rocky bottoms of the Mediterranean Sea, and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the coast of Guinea to the Bay of Biscay.


It is a small fish (measures a maximum of 14 cm), pink in color and with an elongated body. It lives in the Mediterranean and near the coast of Madeira, in northwest Africa. Associated with reefs.


It is an endemic bird of South America, especially in Argentina, southern Bolivia and Chile (including Chilean and Argentine Patagonia). It is a small, brown bird that spends most of its time pecking at the ground in search of food.

Darwin’s frog or Darwin’s frog

This amphibian is endemic to temperate forests in Argentina and Chile. It has a peculiar song, similar to that of some birds.


The dodo is an extinct, flightless bird native to the Mauritius Islands in the Indian Ocean. It is the emblem of a species eliminated by humans. It was discovered in the 16th century and by the 18th there were no living specimens. The introduction of cats, dogs, pigs and rats, and new diseases caused these birds to quickly disappear.


Although they are part of the now extinct megafauna, we cannot leave out dinosaurs. They were the terrestrial vertebrates that dominated the planet for 135 million years, from the Jurassic era to the end of the Cretaceous period. Its extinction was due to the impact of a meteorite 65 million years ago, according to the most accepted scientific theory.

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