Animals starting with V

Animals that start with V

Alphabetical list of animals.

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Photo of a virus
Photo by Kat Masback

A virus is a living organism that can only reproduce if it is inside another living thing. Viruses are contagious, and many viruses make you sick. Both plants and animals can catch viruses.
The virus in the picture is influenza, or the flu.

Photo of a vulture
Photo by John Haslam
Scientific name: families: accipitridae (aegypiinae) and cathartidae

The vulture is the common name for a large bird from two families of bird. Vultures don't hunt for food, they eat animals that are already dead. Vultures are found all over the world except Antarctica, Australia and its surrounding islands. Vultures are distinctive for having a bald head. They are related to the condor.