Ever wonder if their is an animal for every letter of the Alphabet? Check here to find out and read some unusual facts too!
This list is brought to you by your favorite alphabet letters, A through Z. Accompanied by some animals friends and some facts and trivia on each.
A- Anteaters: Have no teeth. The Giant Anteater has a two foot long tongue.
B- Brine Shrimp: Often sold as children’s pets under the name ‘Sea Monkeys’.
C- Coelacanth: Thought to be extinct from 65 million years ago, until discovered alive in 1938!
D- Desert Tortoise: Can live 60-80 years old, maybe even longer!
E- Emu: Their eggs are dull green when laid, and turn black in a few days.
F- Foxes: Cannot cross-breed with any other member of the canine family, including dogs.
G- Giraffe: Have the same number of bones in their neck as humans do.
H- Horses: Cannot vomit. Although they come in many sizes now, they evolved from a very tiny creature.
I- Insects: There are more than one million known insect species, and more yet to be discovered.
J- Jacob Sheep: These spotted sheep can have as many as six horns!
K- Koala: Means ‘no drink’ since they get almost all of their water from leaves and almost never drink. Koalas are one of a few animals who actually have much shorter lifespans in captivity than in the wild.
L- Llamas make 6 different types of sounds- humming, orgling, screaming, snorting, clucking, and alarm calling. They are often used as guard animals for sheep, guarding against coyotes.
M- Mule: Product of a donkey jack, and a horse mare. Mules are sterile and cannot reproduce.
N- Narwhals: The males have one tooth that grows to an extreme length, this is their left upper tooth.
O- Octopus: They have three hearts, and no skeleton. They only hard part of their body is their beak like mouth. As such they can squeeze into very small places in search of food or shelter.
P- Porcupine: Porcupines cannot throw their quills, which are actually just specialized hairs!
Q- Quail: Their eggs are about one-fifth the size of a chicken egg, but have proportionately larger yolks.
R- Reindeer: One of the world oldest domesticated animals. They are the only deer where the males, females and young produce antlers.
S- Shark: They never run out of teeth, constantly growing new teeth at the back of their jaws which more forward to take the place of lost teeth.
T- Tree Frogs: They lay their egg masses above standing water so the tadpoles will fall into the water when they hatch.
U- Umbrella Bird: Males have an umbrella like crest and a pendant shaped wattle.
V- Vampire Bats: They require about 2 tablespoons of blood per day. Their bodies are roughly the size of a human thumb.
W- Whale Shark: The largest shark in the world, they eat plankton.
X- Xenopus: People cannot agree on whether this is a clawed toad, or a clawed frog.
Y- Yellow Billed Ox-Pecker: A bird with the “job” of removing insects from larger grazing animals.
Z- Zebra: They have black skin, so it is safe to say they are black with white stripes. The stripes act to make it difficult for a predator to pick out a single animal.