Precocial animals

551 species

In biology, the term precocial refers to species in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. The opposite developmental strategy is called "altricial" where the young are born or hatched helpless. Extremely precocial species may be called "superprecocial". These three categories form a continuum, without distinct gaps between them. Precocial species are normally nidifugous, meaning that they leave the nest shortly after birth or hatching.

Sumatran Elephant
Elephas maximus sumatranus
Domestic Pig
Sus scrofa domesticus
Arabian Oryx
Oryx leucoryx
Asian Elephant
Elephas maximus
Highland Cattle
Bos taurus
Thorny Devil
Moloch horridus
Emerald Green Tree Boa
Corallus caninus
Indian Star Tortoise
Geochelone elegans
Wild Boar
Sus scrofa
White Rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum
Texas Tortoise
Gopherus berlandieri
Patagonian Mara
Dolichotis patagonum
Antilope cervicapra
Frilled-Neck Lizard
Chlamydosaurus kingii
Nile Crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus
Dusky Leaf Monkey
Trachypithecus obscurus
Spotted Hyena
Crocuta crocuta
African Spurred Tortoise
Centrochelys sulcata
Dromedary Camel
Camelus dromedarius
Philippine Crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis
Mediterranean House Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Black Caiman
Melanosuchus niger
Giraffa camelopardalis
Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis
Great Auk
Pinguinus impennis
Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Russian Tortoise
Testudo horsfieldii
Indian Elephant
Elephas maximus indicus
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Orcaella brevirostris
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Egyptian Tortoise
Testudo kleinmanni
Rusty-Spotted Cat
Prionailurus rubiginosus
Herman's Tortoise
Testudo hermanni
Indian Cobra
Naja naja
Malayan Tapir
Tapirus indicus
Hector's Dolphin
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Australian Saltwater Crocodile
Crocodylus porosus
Central Bearded Dragon
Pogona vitticeps
Gopher Tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus
Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
Bradypus variegatus
Chinese Pangolin
Manis pentadactyla