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Animals that Start with P

Names of Common Animals Starting with P

  • Paddlefish
  • Pademelon
  • Pangolin
  • Panther
  • Parrot
  • Patas Monkey
  • Peacock
  • Pekingese
  • Pelican
  • Penguin
  • Pere David’s Deer
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Persian
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Pheasant
  • Pied Tamarin
  • Pig
  • Pika
  • Pike Fish
  • Pink Fairy Armadillo
  • Piranha
  • Platypus
  • Pointer
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Polar Bear
  • Pond Skater
  • Poodle
  • Pool Frog
  • Porcupine
  • Porpoise
  • Possum
  • Prawn
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Pufferfish
  • Puffin
  • Pug
  • Puma
  • Purple Emperor Butterfly
  • Puss Moth
  • Pygmy Hippopotamus
  • Pygmy Marmoset

Common Animals that Start with P | Facts & Pictures


They have skeletons composed of cartilage.

Paddlefish Pin


Nocturnalmarsupialstypically live in bushland habitats in coastal areas.

Pademelon Pin


This creature is also known as the scaly anteater and is the onlymammal in the worldto be covered in keratin scales.

Pangolin Pin


They’re capable of leaping up to 20 feet to catch their prey, which includes deer, monkeys, and rabbits.

Panther Pin


The only birds that can eat with their feet.

Parrot Pin

Patas Monkey

The world’s fastest primate who can run up to 34 mph.

Patas Monkey Pin


Their feathers are called a ‘train’.

Peacock Pin


This dog breed enjoys cold temperatures.

Pekingese Pin


They dive into the water from as high as 65 feet.

Pelican Pin


A group of penguins in the water is called a ‘raft’ but on land, they’re called a ‘waddle’.

Penguin Pin

Pere David’s Deer

A very rare deer that’s found in Asia.

Pere David's Deer Pin

Peregrine Falcon

The fastest diving birds.

Peregrine Falcon Pin


This cat was popular among the French nobility.

Persian Pin

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

They came to the United States in the 1970s.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Pin


They use their excellent eyesight and sense of hearing to detect predators.

Pheasant Pin

Pied Tamarin

A small monkey that’s found in the tropical forests of Brazil.

Pied Tamarin Pin


These animals are unable to sweat and are naturally very clean.

Pig Pin


The smallest member of the rabbit family.

Pika Pin

Pike Fish

They can swim up to ten mph.

Pike Fish Pin

Pink Fairy Armadillo

This creature can burrow through the soil as quickly as a fish swimming in the water.


Have lived in South America for millions of years.

Piranha Pin


他们有一个身体like an otter, a bill and webbed feet like a duck, and a tail like a beaver.

Platypus Pin


Good companions for children.

Pointer Pin

Poison Dart Frog

In the wild, their poison is created from their diet.

Poison Dart Frog Pin

Polar Bear

They face more threats than climate change.

Polar Bear Pin

Pond Skater

These bugs can skate, jump, and fly.

Pond Skater Pin


They first originated in Germany.

Poodle Pin

Pool Frog

They have longer legs and a more pointed head than common frogs.

Pool Frog Pin


They have poor vision, but their sense of smell is excellent.

Porcupine Pin


They’re related to dolphins and whales.

Porpoise Pin


They usually have abnormally short tails due to frostbite.

Possum Pin


They have five pairs of legs.

Prawn Pin

Proboscis Monkey

Known to leap from high branches and into water.

Proboscis Monkey Pin


They are able to puff up to two or three times their normal size.

Pufferfish Pin


There are four species of puffins, and their beak changes color during the year.

Puffin Pin


A group of pugs is called a ‘grumble’.

Pug Pin


Also known as the cougar and the mountain lion.

Puma Pin

Purple Emperor Butterfly

They only come down from the trees when they’re laying eggs.

Purple Emperor Butterfly Pin

Puss Moth

They have a soft furry texture.

Puss Moth Pin

Pygmy Hippopotamus

They are hard to spot in the wild.

Pygmy Hippopotamus Pin

Pygmy Marmoset

Tiny animals that can fit into a human’s palm.

Pygmy Marmoset Pin

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Animals Beginning with P (by Locations)

Wild Animals that Start with P

  1. Panther
  2. Polar Bear
  3. Penguin
  4. Puma
  5. Porcupine
  6. Pronghorn
  7. Platypus
  8. Python
  9. Pheasant
  10. Peccary
  11. Paddlefish
  12. Pacific Walrus
  13. Peregrine Falcon
  14. Pangolin
  15. Painted Turtle
  16. Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
  17. Patagonian Mara
  18. Plains Zebra
  19. Philippine Tarsier
  20. Pink River Dolphin
  21. Puffin
  22. Proboscis Monkey
  23. Pied Avocet
  24. Pink Flamingo
  25. Palawan Peacock-Pheasant
  26. Parrotfish
  27. Pine Marten
  28. Poison Dart Frog
  29. Pink-tailed Worm Lizard
  30. Pygmy Slow Loris

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Domestic Animals Beginning with P

  1. Pig
  2. Poodle
  3. Parrot
  4. Pekingese
  5. 波斯猫
  6. Pigeon
  7. Paint horse
  8. Palomino horse
  9. Percheron horse
  10. Pygmy goat
  11. Polled Hereford cattle
  12. Plymouth Rock chicken
  13. Pomeranian
  14. Pointer dog
  15. Pug
  16. Polish chicken
  17. Pot-bellied pig
  18. Painted turtle (sometimes kept as a pet)
  19. Papillon
  20. Pelican (kept in captivity in some zoos or sanctuaries)
  21. Peking duck (sometimes kept as a backyard pet)
  22. Pyrenean mountain dog
  23. Paddock sheep
  24. Padua goose (sometimes kept as a pet for their meat and eggs)
  25. Philippine deer (kept in some exotic animal collections)

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Sea and Ocean Animals that Start with P

  1. Pacific halibut
  2. Pacific herring
  3. Pacific lamprey
  4. Pacific salmon
  5. Pacific saury
  6. Pacific spiny lumpsucker
  7. Pacific viperfish
  8. Paddlefish
  9. Painted comber
  10. Painted frogfish
  11. Painted greenling
  12. Painted sweetlips
  13. Palometa
  14. Pampanito
  15. Panga
  16. Panther grouper
  17. Paper nautilus
  18. Parrotfish
  19. Pasque sole
  20. Patagonian toothfish
  21. Peacock flounder
  22. Peacock rockcod
  23. Pearl danio
  24. Pearl perch
  25. Pearlfish
  26. 深海鳕鱼
  27. Pelagic thresher shark
  28. Pelican eel
  29. Pencil urchin
  30. Pencilfish
  31. Penguin fish
  32. Pennant coralfish
  33. Peppered moray
  34. Perch
  35. Peruvian horse mackerel
  36. Petrale sole
  37. Pharaoh cuttlefish
  38. Pigeon guillemot
  39. Pigeye shark
  40. Piked dogfish
  41. Pike conger
  42. Pike eel
  43. Pikeblenny
  44. Pilchard
  45. Pilot fish
  46. Pink salmon
  47. Pink whipray
  48. Pipefish
  49. Pirate perch
  50. Pitbull shark
  51. Plainfin midshipman
  52. Plaice
  53. Planktonic copepod
  54. Plantonivorous jellyfish
  55. Platessa
  56. Plumed seahorse
  57. Pocket shark
  58. Polka-dot ribbonfish
  59. Pomfret
  60. Pompano
  61. Porbeagle shark
  62. Porcupinefish
  63. Portuguese dogfish
  64. Pouting
  65. Powder blue surgeonfish
  66. 多刺的鲨鱼
  67. Prickly sea cucumber
  68. Prickleback
  69. Prince Barracuda
  70. Prionace glauca
  71. Pristella tetra
  72. Pristidactylus argyropleuron
  73. Pseudochromis diadema
  74. Pseudocrenilabrus philander
  75. Pseudogastromyzon myersi
  76. Pseudohemiodon apithanos
  77. Pseudotropheus crabro
  78. Psittacofulvimarinae
  79. Pufferfish
  80. Pughead pipefish
  81. Puma ribbonfish
  82. Purpleback flying squid
  83. Purplemouth moray
  84. Purple-spotted bigeye
  85. Pygmy killer whale
  86. Pygmy shark
  87. Pyjama cardinalfish
  88. Pyrosome

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Zoo Animals that Start with P

  1. Panda
  2. Pangolin
  3. Panther
  4. Parrot
  5. Peacock
  6. Pelican
  7. Penguin
  8. Pheasant
  9. Pig
  10. Platypus
  11. Polar Bear
  12. Porcupine
  13. Prairie Dog
  14. Pronghorn
  15. Puma
  16. Python

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Animals with P (by Types)

Mammals that Start with P

  1. Pangolin
  2. Panda
  3. Puma
  4. Platypus
  5. Porcupine
  6. Polar bear
  7. Prairie dog
  8. Possum
  9. Pine marten
  10. Peccary
  11. Pacific white-sided dolphin
  12. Pacific pocket mouse
  13. Pika
  14. Pampas cat
  15. Pygmy hippopotamus
  16. Pygmy mouse
  17. Pygmy shrew
  18. Proboscis monkey
  19. Pocket gopher
  20. Potto
  21. Palm civet
  22. Pallas’s cat
  23. Philippine tarsier
  24. Pig
  25. Pilot whale
  26. Pacific flying fox
  27. Puma
  28. Pale-throated three-toed sloth
  29. Parma wallaby
  30. Plains zebra

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Insects that Start with P

  1. Paper Wasp
  2. Parasitic Wasp
  3. Pavement Ant
  4. Peach Tree Borer
  5. Pea Weevil
  6. Pea Aphid
  7. Peacock Butterfly
  8. Peacock Fly
  9. Pearl-bordered Fritillary
  10. Pearl Onion Thrips
  11. Pearly Underwing Moth
  12. Pepper Weevil
  13. Peppered Moth
  14. Pine Cone Gall Midge
  15. Pineapple Mealybug
  16. Pineapple Weevil
  17. Pink Bollworm
  18. Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
  19. Pipevine Swallowtail
  20. Plains Lubber Grasshopper
  21. Plant Bug
  22. Plum Curculio
  23. Plum Fruit Moth
  24. Plum Sawfly
  25. Poinsettia Hornworm
  26. Pond Skater
  27. Potato Aphid
  28. Potato Beetle
  29. Potato Leafhopper
  30. Potato Tuber Moth
  31. Praying Mantis
  32. Predatory Stink Bug
  33. Preying Mantid
  34. Psocid
  35. Psyche Caterpillar
  36. Pupa Fly
  37. Purple Hairstreak Butterfly
  38. Purple Mint Moth
  39. Purple Pitcher Plant Mosquito
  40. Purple Tiger Moth.

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Birds that Start with P

  1. Pacific Loon
  2. Pacific Wren
  3. Painted Bunting
  4. Painted Redstart
  5. Palm Warbler
  6. Pallas’s Bunting
  7. Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler
  8. Pallas’s Sandgrouse
  9. Pallas’s Warbler
  10. Pale-vented Bush Tit
  11. Pale-billed Woodpecker
  12. Pale-breasted Illadopsis
  13. Pale-chinned Flycatcher
  14. Pale-footed Swallow
  15. Pale-headed Brush Finch
  16. Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
  17. Pale-naped Brush Finch
  18. Pale-throated Serra Finch
  19. Pale-winged Trumpeter
  20. Palm-nut Vulture
  21. Paradise Tanager
  22. Parrot Crossbill
  23. Parrot-billed Sparrow
  24. Parrotfinch
  25. Patagonian Mockingbird
  26. Pavonine Cuckoo
  27. Paynter’s Fruit Dove
  28. Peach-fronted Parakeet
  29. Pearl Kite
  30. Pearl-spotted Owlet
  31. 珍珠Antshrike
  32. Pectoral Sandpiper
  33. Pelagic Cormorant
  34. Pel’s Fishing Owl
  35. Pennant-winged Nightjar
  36. Peregrine Falcon
  37. Peruvian Booby
  38. Peruvian Meadowlark
  39. Petrel
  40. Philippine Eagle
  41. Philippine Frogmouth
  42. Philippine Hawk-Eagle
  43. Pied Avocet
  44. Pied Crow
  45. Pied Harrier
  46. Pied Heron
  47. Pied Kingfisher
  48. Pied Wagtail
  49. Pine Grosbeak
  50. Pine Siskin
  51. Pink Pigeon
  52. Pink-footed Goose
  53. Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
  54. Plain Chachalaca
  55. Plain-capped Starthroat
  56. Plain-tailed Warbling Finch
  57. Plain-throated Antwren
  58. Plains-wanderer
  59. Plumbeous Pigeon
  60. Plumbeous Rail
  61. Plumbeous Seedeater
  62. Plumbeous Vireo
  63. Plover
  64. Piping Plover
  65. Pitta
  66. Plain-backed Thrush
  67. Plumbeous Redstart
  68. Pygmy Owl
  69. Pygmy Sunbird
  70. Pyrrhuloxia

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Reptiles that Start with P

  1. Panther Chameleon
  2. Puff Adder
  3. Painted Turtle
  4. Pine Snake
  5. Papuan Python
  6. Philippine Sailfin Lizard
  7. Perentie Lizard
  8. Parson’s Chameleon
  9. Prehensile-tailed Skink
  10. Pacific Sea Turtle
  11. Paradise Tree Snake
  12. Pit Viper
  13. Pygmy Chameleon
  14. Plumed Basilisk
  15. Prickly Skink
  16. Pygmy Rattlesnake
  17. Pug-nosed Anole
  18. Parrot Snake
  19. Pygmy Gecko
  20. Puff-faced Water Snake

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Animals Starting with the Letter “P” for Kindergarten

  1. Panda
  2. Penguin
  3. Pig
  4. Peacock
  5. Parrot
  6. Pelican
  7. Polar bear
  8. Puma
  9. Platypus
  10. Porcupine

Frequently Asked Questions on P Animals

What are some animals that start with P?

Some animals that start with the letter P include penguins, pandas, parrots, pigs, polar bears, pangolins, parakeets, possums, porcupines, peacocks and puffins.

What are mammals that start with P?

There are several mammals that start with the letter P. For example, Pangolins, Polar Bears, Porcupines, Pigs, Pronghorns, and Prairie Dogs. These mammals all live in different climates and habitats around the world.

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What are four-legged animals that begin with P?

Some four-legged animals that begin with the letter P include pigs, puppies, polar bears, pangolins, panthers, and ponies.

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