This cute little dinosaur’s name means the different lizard in Greek because it’s vertebrae is different from any other dino.
B is for Baluga Whale
These whales can swim backwards and hold their breath underwater for up to 15 minutes! ⠀
C is for Crocodile
Crocs are the largest reptiles on earth and really do produce tears!
D is for Dodo Bird
This extinct flightless bird made an appearance in Alice in Wonderland where it’s believed that the author Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) chose this bird to represent himself because of his stammer... sometimes he would accidentally introduce himself as Do-do-Dodgson.
E is for Echidna
This cutie is quickly becoming one of my favorite animals. They are mammals that have spines like porcupines, a beak like a bird, a pouch like a kangaroo, and lays eggs! ⠀
F is for Fox
A group of foxes is called a skulk or leash! Did you know that foxes have whiskers on their face and legs to help them navigate?
G is for Gorilla
An adult male gorilla will eat around 50 pounds of food a day!
H is for Hippo
Hippos are the second largest land animal on earth and weighs as much as three small cars!
I is for Iguana
In Key West these muscular little guys are ALL over the place! They’re actually an invasive species and it’s believed they came to Florida by being stowaways on fruit ships.
J is for Jerboa
This cute little mammal is also known as the kangaroos of the desert. ⠀
K is Kiwi Bird
These flightless birds tend to live as monogamous couples and are the only birds with nostrils at the end of their beaks!
L is for Llama
Fun fact: They don’t bite but they spit when they’re agitated and their poop is odorless!
M is for Manta Ray
Did you know that they have approximately 300 rows of skin-covered teeth that they don’t ever use?⠀
N is for Narwhal
This magical animal uses their tusk to detect changes in the water temperature or saltiness.⠀
O is for Octopus
Other than having eight legs these cuties also have three hearts and blue blood!
P is for Porcupine
This cutie is the prehensile-tailed porcupine and lives most of its life in trees!
Q is for Quokka
The happiest animal in the world! These nocturnal animals are the only land mammal on Rottnest Island.
R is for Rhoetosaurus
This dino is an herbivore who would have lived in Australia during the Jurassic period.
S is for Sea Dragon
They live off the coast of Australia and have no known predators but are labeled as Near Threatened due to people taking them home as pets.
T is Tapir ⠀
Tapirs are the most primitive large mammals in the world and can grab things with their cute little snout!
U is for Umbrella Bird
These birds are altitudinal migrants, which means they migrate to different altitudes in the mountains instead of migrating across the land.
V is for Vulture⠀
This cute little hunched scavenger helps prevent the spread of diseases from old, rotting corpses.
W is for Walrus⠀
These cuties weigh about the same as a small car and have tusks that can be up to 3 ft long .
X is for X-ray fish
These fish have a translucent body and are called frys when they’re babies⠀
Y is for Yak⠀
These sweet animals are the highest-dwelling mammal in the world.
Z is for Zebra Shark
These nocturnal sharks can be found sleeping on the ocean floor and are considered endangered.