Seven Spectacular Animals Whose Names Begin with The Letter U

A list of seven spectacular animals whose names begin with the letter U.

The animal kingdom presents us with hundreds of amazing, odd-looking and spectacular animals. Among these creatures include 7 spectacular animals whose names begin with the letter U. Read on to learn more about them.

Uakari

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The uakaris are four extant species of strange-looking monkeys inhabiting rain forests along the Amazon River basin. The four species are: The Bald Uakari, The Black-headed Uakari, The Neblina Uakari, and The Ayres Uakari. They are easily recognized  by their bald red face and short bushy tail measuring around 15-18 cm.

Adults measure 40-45 cm in body length and weigh between 2 to 3 kg. They have long loose body fur that ranges from reddish brown to orange. These agile and active monkeys live in troops that may include close to a hundred animals. They forage during the day. They feed mainly on seeds, leaves, flowers and some insects. Female Uakaris give birth to one offspring every two years. 

Urva

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The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a species of mongoose native to Cambodia, Lao, Nepal,  Myanmar. Vietnam, and southern China. They prefer living near water, in scrubby areas, in deciduous forest, in agricultural lands and near human settlements. The urva is typically grey in color, mark with white stripes running from its neck down to its chest. It has a stout body, a pointed snout, short bushy tail and hind feet sporting hairy soles. It feeds primarily on crabs but its diet may also includes birds, fish, frogs, insects, reptiles, rodents, and snails.

Uguisu

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The Japanese Bush Warbler (Cettia diphone) or the Uguisu, is a small passerine bird native to Japan and is also found in China , the Philippines and Taiwan. It is commonly seen on trees and bamboo thickets during the spring. The bird is olive brown in color, darker wing and tail plumage. It has small dark eyes with pale eyebrows and a straight, tan colored beak. It is about 15.5 centimeters in length. The Uguisu’s diet includes beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths, and worms.

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24 Responses to “Seven Spectacular Animals Whose Names Begin with The Letter U”
  1. juny423 Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Uakari looks scary with that red face and unicorn fish looks cute- but the horn is too sharp eh :)


  2. shubhamkumar Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    wonderful share…….


  3. sheilanewton Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love all three images. What super creatures. All of them. I like the letter ‘U’ for creatures – it’s an intriguing post, this one. Thank you.


  4. LCM Linda Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    These interesting animals are all new to me. The Nature is wonderful and there are so many things to discover. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Dee Gold Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    papa, buti na lang po nakita ko sa newsfeed ito,thanks.di ko na po nabibigyan ng time ang su kaya fb like na muna pu ako.


  6. Richie Montalbo Says...

    On April 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Another awesome list of animals!

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    Philippine Holidays 2012


  7. fishfry aka Elizabeth Figueroa Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    You always seem to find the best topics.
    Awesome


  8. Stable Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Awesome indeed! I didn’t realise there were this many animals beginning with U. Good work again Papa.


  9. Safa Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Fantastic article. Very well-written.
    We eat the unicorn fish here in Maldives. The meat, when cooked, is hard like chicken.
    Great share, Papaleng


  10. realityspeaks Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Awesome share. I have a friend that’s a mirror image of Uakari.


  11. Starpisces Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing, the names and the look of these animals are new to me, there are really many things I yet to know, well researched, written and presented.


  12. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On April 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    So there really is a unicorn. I love your animal series.


  13. PR Mace Says...

    On April 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    What a great educational piece. I love the unicorn.


  14. juliachild Says...

    On April 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

    good article,thanks


  15. TIPS2TRICKS Says...

    On April 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    awesome


  16. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On April 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    wonderfully done


  17. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On April 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Papaleng, your animal articles are so educational. I have learned a lot more about animals from reading them..


  18. 8Shei8 Says...

    On April 24, 2012 at 12:37 am

    fun and educational


  19. avissado Says...

    On April 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    What a delightful article U got this one! brilliant


  20. heruaja Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Amazing…!!! thanks for share


  21. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Truly spectacular indeed.


  22. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Good animal collection :)


  23. Eunike Says...

    On June 4, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Nice to know this


  24. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On June 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I loved this post. I would not want to run into a spiny tailed lizard as I would lose the fight =)


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