What are some animals that start with the letter U?

Can you name any animals that start with U? Although it’s a tough question to answer, there are actually more animals than you might think whose names do indeed begin with the letter U. Here they are:

Animals that start with U

  • Uakari – A type of monkey found in the Amazon basin.
  • Uganda kob – An antelope from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Uguisu – The Japanese name for the Japanese bush warbler bird.
  • Uinta ground squirrel – A squirrel found in the western U.S.
  • Ultimate shrew – A member of the shrew family from Kenya.
  • Ulysses butterfly – A large butterfly native to Australia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands.
  • Umbrellabird – A bird found in Central and South American rainforests.
  • Umboi tube-nosed fruit bat – A fruit bat found in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
  • Unadorned rock-wallaby – An Australian rock-wallaby.
  • Unalaska collared lemming – A rodent native to islands in the¬†Aleutian Archipelago¬†of¬†Alaska.
  • Underwood’s bonneted bat – A bat found in the southern U.S. and Central America.
  • Underwood’s long-tongued bat – A bat species of Central America.
  • Underwood’s pocket gopher – A rodent native to Costa Rica.
  • Underwood’s water mouse – A Costa Rican rodent.
  • Unexpected cotton rat – A rodent found in Ecuador.
  • Ungava collared lemming – A lemming native to North America.
  • Unicolored oldfield mouse – A Colombian rodent.
  • Unicolored rice rat – A rodent native to the Amazonian rainforests.
  • Unicolored tree rat – A spiny South American rat.
  • Unstriped ground squirrel – A squirrel native to Africa.
  • Unstriped tube-nosed bat – A megabat native to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and West Papua.
  • Upupa – The Latin name for the hoopoe bird of Asia, Europe and North Africa.
  • Ural field mouse – A rodent found mainly in Europe.
  • Urartsk mouse-like hamster – A hamster native to Azerbaijan.
  • Urial – A wild sheep native to central Asia.
  • Uromastix – An African and Asian lizard.
  • Usambara shrew – A mammal native to Tanzania.
  • Ussuri shrew – A shrew from north-east Asia.
  • Ussuri tube-nosed bat – An Asian vesper bat.
  • Utah prairie dog – The smallest species of prairie dog found, as the name suggests, in Utah.
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