Animals that start with R
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.
A raccoon is a medium sized animal native to North America, although they have been spread to Europe by people. They prefer to live in forests. Raccoons like to sleep during the day and hunt at night. They eat insects, plants and small animals. A baby raccoon is called a kit.
Rattlesnakes cause most snake bite injuries and deaths in America. They are a threatened species now because people kill so many of them.
Rattlesnakes scare off predators by rattling their tails. The rattling sound is made by special scales at the end of the rattlesnake's tail.
Rhinoceros (or rhino for short) are a very large animal found in Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia. They have one or two horns in the middle of their head. They have very thick skin, and can live to be 50 years old. A male rhino is called a bull, a female rhino is called a cow and a baby rhino is called a calf.