Animals that start with H
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.
Hamsters are a small rodent that is often kept as a pet. Hamsters are originally from Syria. They have a large fur-lined pouch on either side of their face that goes all the way to their shoulders that they can fill with food. In the wild, they usually eat seeds and nuts.
A hare, or Jackrabbit, is a small animal that is related to the rabbit. Hares are different from rabbits in several ways. Rabbits live in burrows underground, and hares do not. Rabbits live in groups, and hares do not. And hares are larger than rabbits.
Hedgehogs are a small mammal found in Europe, Asia and Africa, and they have been introduced to New Zealand. Hedgehogs are covered in sharp spines, and are often confused with the porcupine or echidna.
Hermit crabs are not actually true crabs, but are distantly related crustaceans. Hermit crabs don't have a shell of their own, so they need to find the discarded shell from another creature to wear. As they grow, they have to find another shell to replace their old one.
Hermit crabs are found all over the world, and many people keep them as pets.