Precocial animals

529 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
Indian Star Tortoise
Geochelone elegans
Emerald Green Tree Boa
Corallus caninus
White Rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum
Texas Tortoise
Gopherus berlandieri
Patagonian Mara
Dolichotis patagonum
Antilope cervicapra
Wild Boar
Sus scrofa
Thorny Devil
Moloch horridus
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
Giraffa camelopardalis
Great Auk
Pinguinus impennis
Black Caiman
Melanosuchus niger
Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis
Egyptian Tortoise
Testudo kleinmanni
Philippine Crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis
Russian Tortoise
Testudo horsfieldii
Herman's Tortoise
Testudo hermanni
Indian Elephant
Elephas maximus indicus
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Rusty-Spotted Cat
Prionailurus rubiginosus
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Orcaella brevirostris
Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Chinese Pangolin
Manis pentadactyla
Australian Saltwater Crocodile
Crocodylus porosus
Gopher Tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus
Ground Pangolin
Smutsia temminckii
Malayan Tapir
Tapirus indicus
Siamese Crocodile
Crocodylus siamensis
Orinoco Crocodile
Crocodylus intermedius
Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
Bradypus variegatus
African Civet
Civettictis civetta