We collected more than 1400 animals beginning with the letter R.
You probably expect to find a Rhinoceros in this list, but it is not here because we use species names rather than a group or common names. The term “rhinoceros” or “rhino” refers to members of any of the five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. They are the White rhino, the Black rhino, the Indian rhino, the Javan rhino, and the Sumatran rhino. None of this species’ common English names starts with the letter “R” and thus can’t be found in this list.
The other example is a Rabbit. The term “rabbit” refers to small mammals in the family Leporidae which comprises many species. However, this list includes only the Riverine rabbit and the Robust cottontail. The latter doesn’t have the term “rabbit” as a part of its common name but in fact, is a rabbit species. These species are found in this list because their common English names start with the letter “R”.
It can be tough sometimes so we made a list of popular animal names starting with the letter “R”. Here it is: Rattlesnake, Red Deer, Rat, Rabbit, Reindeer, Red Squirrel, Rosy Boa, Roadrunner, River Otter, Raccoon, Red Panda, Redstart, Robin.