Animals that start with C
List of animals.
Just here looking for animals? This page gives you an alphabetical breakdown of the most popular animals, reptiles and birds, from farmyard to jungle.
Camels are a large animal that is very well adapted for hot, dry weather. They can survive longer without water than any other animal. Camels have a big, fatty hump on their backs that stores food for times when they can't find enough to eat. They are taller than an adult man and are used to ride on or to pull carts.
There are two types of camel, dromedary camels like in the picture that only have one hump, and the bactrian which has two. There are a lot more dromedaries than bactrians in the world.
A caracal is a slender, muscular, medium-sized wild cat with long legs and a short tail. It is from areas of Africa, west and south Asia. Caracals usually live alone. Female caracals are very territorial, but males will roam over a very large area.
Caracals are closely related to servals.
Cassowaries mainly eat fruit, but will also eat new shoots, seeds and fungi, insects and small animals. Cassowaries usually travel around on their own except when it is time to find a mate and lay eggs.
The booming noise the cassowary makes is the lowest known bird call, and is so low humans can only just hear it.
A cat is a small, meat-eating animal that is often kept as a pet. Cats are good at hunting mice. Most dogs don't like cats, and are often seen chasing them up trees. Cats spend over half of their time asleep. A baby cat is called a kitten.
Caterpillars are the larval stage of moths and butterflies. They hatch from eggs and grow very quickly, eating large quantities of leaves as they grow. When they are big enough they spin themselves into a cocoon and go to sleep. When they wake up, they have turned into a butterfly or moth.