Precocial animals

517 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
Patagonian Mara
Dolichotis patagonum
Emerald Green Tree Boa
Corallus caninus
White Rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum
Texas Tortoise
Gopherus berlandieri
Indian Star Tortoise
Geochelone elegans
Antilope cervicapra
Wild Boar
Sus scrofa
Dusky Leaf Monkey
Trachypithecus obscurus
Nile Crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus
Frilled-Neck Lizard
Chlamydosaurus kingii
Spotted Hyena
Crocuta crocuta
Dromedary Camel
Camelus dromedarius
Great Auk
Pinguinus impennis
African Spurred Tortoise
Centrochelys sulcata
Philippine Crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis
Egyptian Tortoise
Testudo kleinmanni
Black Caiman
Melanosuchus niger
Giraffa camelopardalis
Thorny Devil
Moloch horridus
Chinese Pangolin
Manis pentadactyla
Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis
Herman's Tortoise
Testudo hermanni
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Orcaella brevirostris
Siamese Crocodile
Crocodylus siamensis
Ground Pangolin
Smutsia temminckii
Indian Elephant
Elephas maximus indicus
Rusty-Spotted Cat
Prionailurus rubiginosus
Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
Bradypus variegatus
Indian Pangolin
Manis crassicaudata
Orinoco Crocodile
Crocodylus intermedius
Gopher Tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus
Russian Tortoise
Testudo horsfieldii
Finless Porpoise
Neophocaena phocaenoides
Malayan Tapir
Tapirus indicus
Hector's Dolphin
Cephalorhynchus hectori