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Read below to learn about the 24 different animals that begin with the letter V. They are vampire bats, vervet monkeys and vultures. Vampire bats are nocturnal animals with sharp teeth. Black long-tailed animals are mostly arboreal. The vulture is a carnivorous bird that is widely distributed around the world. 10hunting.com will cover more V animals soon.


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Alphabetical list of animals starting with V

all animals starting with V

valley bulldog

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
domestic dog

Fun fact: These dogs cannot swim well due to their stocky build and short legs.

The Valley Bulldog originated in Nova Scotia, Canada. This breed is a cross between a Boxer and an English Bulldog. Although a rare breed, they are still very popular and common. These dogs have been around since the mid-1990s, but some believe the valley bull terrier may […] read more


bloodsucking bat

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
family
Leaf family
scientific name
Desmodiumaceae

Fun fact: there is a heat sensor at the end of their nose!

Classification and Evolution Vampire bats are a small subgroup of bats native to Central and South America. There are three recognized species of vampire bats, each in its own genus. The common vampire, the hairy-legged vampire, and the white-winged vampire are all closely related and share […] Read More


vampire crab

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
malacostalca
Order
decapod
family
Sesame
belongs to
Goji
scientific name
Tridacna

Fun fact: Vampire crabs do not depend on salt water for their development; instead, they live near freshwater rivers and in forests among rocks and dense vegetation.

Vampire crabs do not depend on salt water for their development; instead, they live near freshwater rivers and in forests among rocks and dense vegetation. This little crab is one of the most popular tank pets today and everyone wants one. Although blood-sucking crabs do not feed on blood like their name suggests, they are nocturnal […] read more


vampire squid

kingdom
animal world
Door
shellfish
class
Cephalopoda
Order
Pseudomorpha
family
vampire branch
belongs to
vampire
scientific name
vampire

Fun fact: It has spines on each of its eight arms, but they use two filaments to feed.

Vampire squid are small cephalopods that live in tropical and temperate oceans. They are usually found in the deep sea, using bioluminescence organs and oxygen metabolism to survive in the sea area with extremely low oxygen content. This sea creature resembles both a squid and an octopus. However, it […] read more


vaquita

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
family
Catfish family
belongs to
dolphins
scientific name
dolphin sinus

Fun fact: the smallest cetacean in the ocean

Summary The vaquita holds multiple records among its fellow cetaceans, including being the smallest and rarest of all known marine mammals. This porpoise species was only recently discovered and cataloged by researchers who had no living specimens available for study until the 1980s. Vaquitas are animals found only in small […] read more


Vegas

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Vigavia order
family
Vega Viaco
belongs to
Vegas
scientific name
Vegas

Fun fact: Vegavis was one of the first birds to have vocal organs

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Vegavis is an extinct bird that lived in what is now Antarctica during the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) period about 66 million years ago. The extinct bird belonged to the Weaver family, distantly related to modern ducks and geese. Scientists believe that it is the earliest Mesozoic bird with vocal organs. […] read more


Raptor

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
family
Chironidae
belongs to
Raptor
scientific name
Mongolian Velociraptor, Velociraptor osmolskae

Fun fact:

What dinosaur was called a "swift predator" and had ferocious hind feet that could tear apart vulnerable prey? From Jurassic World to memes, Velociraptor is one of the most famous dinosaurs. "Small but fierce" accurately describes the Velociraptor. Standing hunched over, these speedy carnivores did not let their small […] read more


flytrap

kingdom
plant family
Door
Tracheal plants
class
Magnolia
Order
Caryophyllales
family
Droseraceae
belongs to
flytrap
scientific name
flytrap

Fun Fact: The Venus Flytrap belongs to the group of flora that feed on animals

Venus Flytraps are a group of plants that get some of their nutrition from eating animals. This species may seem like an anomaly, unlike any other on Earth, but it's actually just a simple flowering plant that evolved the ability to capture and digest more complex organic matter. Although it […] read more


Vermilion Flycatcher

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
family
Tyrannosauridae
belongs to
fire dragon
scientific name
fire fish

Fun fact: They have a fast song that can last up to 10 syllables.

The scarlet flycatcher is a bird that inhabits parts of South America and North America. Males differ from females in color. Males are brighter in color, making females more difficult to identify. They have a distinctive singing voice, variable but quite […] read more


vervet monkey

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
family
Apes
belongs to
green pine
scientific name
Chlorella

Fun fact: rarely found more than 450 meters from the tree!

Classification and evolution The vervet monkey is a medium to large monkey found mainly in East Africa and is an Old World monkey. The Vervet Monkey is considered a species of Grivet, another arboreal African monkey with very similar characteristics to Vervet as well as Malbrouck, […] read more


virgin cuckoo bumblebee

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
family
bee
belongs to
bumblebee
scientific name
bumblebee

Fun Fact: Not applicable

The Vesta cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus vestalis), also known as the southern cuckoo bumblebee, is a parasitic wasp found in and around Medtree, including North Africa and Europe, with a range extending as far north as Sweden . The virgin cuckoo also lives in West Asia. Due to an evolutionary adaptation, the Vesta cuckoo bumblebee was unable to construct […] read more


llama

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
family
Camelidae
belongs to
lama
scientific name
camel lama

Fun Fact: Baby llamas have the softest wool in the entire animal kingdom

“The vicuña produces the finest wool in the world.” A member of the camel family, the vicuña may not be as well-known as its cousins the llama and alpaca, but their fur has been used for thousands of years to make clothing. In the wild, this wool helps animals survive cold […] read more

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vine snake

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Snakes

Fun fact: The slender body and elongated snout give the vine snake a regal look.

The slender body and elongated snout give the vine snake a regal look. Vine snakes are found in Asia, Africa and America. While all species of vine snakes use some form of venom on their prey, only the African twig snake is harmful to humans. Bites from other species […] read more


Acetotron

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Arachnida
Order
Ephemera
family
Ephemeridae

Fun fact: Vinegar can be sprayed 19 times before the gland is depleted

"A scary-looking but harmless cousin of the spider." The vinegaroon or whip scorpion has 120 species in 16 genera and is found in warmer parts of the world except Australia and Europe. Admittedly, it’s not everyone’s favorite animal, and if scaled up to the size of a horse, it would be […] read more


poisonous snake

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Viperidae
belongs to
Different kinds

Fun Fact: Vipers are one of the most widespread snake species with the most habitats

Venomous snakes are a large subfamily of venomous snakes belonging to the viper family of the class Reptiles. They inhabit much of continental Europe, Asia, and Africa, and are responsible for the high number of snakebites in these regions. Venomous snakes are diverse and highly evolved, with retractable fangs and large venom glands. Incredible facts about venomous snakes […] read more


poisonous snake python

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Bovine
belongs to
Candoya
scientific name
Candoya

Fun fact: These pythons aren't really venomous snakes, they're non-venomous pythons that look like venomous snakes.

Venomous pythons, known locally as "lazy snakes," are slow even by boa constrictor standards. These non-venomous pythons are nocturnal and native to New Guinea and several surrounding islands. Their small size and beautiful colors make them popular with breeders, although they are rare in captivity and captive-bred individuals can be difficult to find. […] read more


Viper shark (dogfish)

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
cartilaginous fish
Order
Dogfish
family
Pteridae
belongs to
Triceratops
scientific name
Triceratops

Fun fact: Most of the data on these fish is based on observations near Japan.

The viper shark, also known as the viper dogfish, is an elusive creature that swims down to no more than 490 feet below sea level. His menacing fangs impale his prey, though the jaws are large enough to swallow many fish. With his sleek black body, he is easily concealed by the bigeye tuna that hunt […]


viper fish

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
stomatomorpha
family
division
belongs to
Chauliodus
scientific name
Chauliodus service provider.

Fun fact: Viperfish have a light-emitting spine on their dorsal fin.

Viperfish are highly specialized deep-sea predators found in oceans around the world. Most of these creepy-looking fish almost never surface, instead staying hundreds or thousands of feet below the surface. Some catch prey by swimming fast and impaling their prey, but very […] read more


Virgin Islands Pygmy Gecko

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Golfers
belongs to
ball toe dragon
scientific name
Spheropodosaurus

Fun fact: The Virgin Islands pygmy gecko is one of the smallest reptiles in the world

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The Virgin Islands pygmy gecko is one of the smallest reptiles in the world. First discovered in 1964, this unique lizard is thought to inhabit several islands in the British Virgin Islands, but is difficult to spot because it spends much of its day hiding under rocks and other objects. Elusive and rare. Due to […] read more


Wisla

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun Fact: Vizsla means Seeker or Tracker in Hungarian

Vizsla points its nose at its prey. Therefore, it is also known as the Hungarian pointer. The Vizsla is a stylish hound, an excellent tracker and perhaps Hungary's most famous export dog. The history of Vizsla dates back to the 800s AD when nomadic people called […] read more


volcano snail

kingdom
animal world
Door
shellfish
class
Gastropoda
Order
Nymphalidae
family
Algae
belongs to
Cameron
scientific name
witch hazel

Fun Fact: Volcanic snails can live comfortably in temperatures as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit.

Volcanic snails can live comfortably in temperatures as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Fact The volcanic snail is the only animal on Earth whose body consists of mineralized iron. You can pick up volcanic snails with magnets. Volcanic snails can withstand temperatures up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Volcanic snails can go [… ] read more


Vole

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
rodents
family
Hamster family
belongs to
Vole

Fun fact: Voles are mentioned several times in the Star Trek series as space station pests.

Voles are small rodents that closely resemble house mice, lemmings, and shrews. They are burrowing animals that live in a wide range of habitats. These dumpy critters may be cute, but they can cause a lot of stress for a gardener. Vole Fast Facts Voles look almost identical to mice and are often mistaken for […] read more


Volpino, Italy

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun fact: American Eskimo Dog breeders were nearly extinct before breeders showed interest.

The Volpino Italiano's origins date back to ancient Europe, allowing nobles to have a companion and watchdog in a compact package. The breed beat extinction in the 1980s thanks to the efforts of Enrico Franceschetti and the Italian Kennel Club. Volpino Italiano comes directly from Italy and is not as popular as some […] read more


vulture

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Laxatives
family
Nymphalidae
belongs to
Missionaries
scientific name
catharsis aura

Fun Fact: There are 30 different species worldwide!

Vultures are one of the most common scavengers in the world. The fearsome-looking vulture is often seen as a nuisance or a harbinger of death, but in reality, vultures are an integral part of natural ecosystems. By opportunistically feeding on the remains of other animals’ hunts, these scavengers clean up dead animal matter […] read more


Animals that begin with the letter, including vervet monkeys and vaquitas

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