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
A type of monkey found in the Amazon basin.
An antelope from sub-Saharan Africa.
The Japanese name for the Japanese bush warbler bird.
Uinta ground squirrel
A squirrel found in the western U.S.
A member of the shrew family from Kenya.
A large butterfly native to Australia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands.
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.
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.
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.
A wild sheep native to central Asia.
An African and Asian lizard.
A mammal native to Tanzania.
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.