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Animals That Start With B

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Welcome to animals that start with b.

Animals that start with the letter B are common. We see some of them around us a lot, others we don’t see as often and some we would probably only ever see in pictures or films.

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You are destined to come across a new animal on this list and of course, meet with old friends. Sit back and enjoy.

Overview of animals that start with b

1. Baboons

Baboon - animals that start with b

These are some of the more common animals. Baboons are hairy primates that can be found in many parts of Africa and some parts of Asia. They come in many different colors.

There are five species of baboons. They are omnivores that feed mainly on fruits and insects.

Fun Fact: They can walk more than four miles in a day.

2. Badgers

Badgers - animals that start with b

Badgers are furry animals that belong to the weasel family. They are found mainly in Europe and North America and live in Woodlands and hedgerows. 

They feed on worms, roots, and fruit.

Fun Fact: They sleep during the day and are active at night.

3. Bald Eagle

bald eagle - an animal that starts with b

The Bald Eagle, also known as the American Eagle, is a large carnivorous bird that can be found in the cliffs and tall trees of North America.

Its most distinctive feature is the white plumage on its head. Its diet consists entirely of meat. Their vision is five to six times sharper than a human’s.

Fun Fact: The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782.

4. Barnacles

barnacles - animals that start with b

They are saltwater animals that have shells. They like to feed on plankton and algae.

They are also one of the oldest living animals in the world.

Fun Fact: They ‘eat’ with their ‘legs.’

5. Barracuda


These are carnivorous saltwater fishes. They have long thin bodies that help them navigate in and out of tight spaces.

Furthermore, they can live up to fourteen years and they are scavengers.

Fun Fact: They can grow up to two meters long.

6. Bats

Bats - animals that start with b

Bats are nocturnal flying mammals. A bat has a thin layer of brown, black, or gray fur. Also, they have small or large ears and small black eyes.

Bats look scary and spooky, but they play important roles in our environment. Without them, bananas, avocados, and mangos would cease to exist.

Fun Fact: They detect their prey through echolocation.

7. Bears

Bears - animals that start with b

Bears are distinctive in their fur-covered bodies and strong claws. Some climb trees and others swim. There are several species of bears like the grizzly bear and polar bear.

While bears are considered carnivorous, only ten percent of their diet is meat.

Fun Fact: For their size, bears are quite fast. You can not outrun one.

8. Bed Bugs

Bed bugs - animals that start b

There are about ninety species of bed bugs. They are common all over the world and are very difficult to get rid of. They are flat when unfed, and round and red when gorged.

Bedbugs feed on the blood of mammals and cause rashes on the skin, allergic reactions, and even insomnia.

Fun Fact: Bedbugs inject their hosts with chemicals that numb pain when feeding

9. Beluga Whale

Beluga whale

This is also known as the white whale. Their distinctive color and prominent foreheads make them easily identifiable. They are friendly and beluga whale calves are born gray, or even brown but fade to white as they mature sexually.

They are carnivorous,  so they feed on fish, crustaceans, and worms.

Fun Fact: Beluga whales can live up to fifty years.

10. Bison


Bison are large herbivores that can be found in North America. They are known for their large heads and shoulder hump.

They can grow as tall as nine feet. They are the largest mammals in North America.

Fun Fact: Ranchers breed bison with cows and the resulting animals are known as beefalo.

11. Black Widow Spider

Black Widow Spider

These spiders can be found all over the world. They have a distinctive shiny black and red body. They have bad eyesight and rely on vibrations to sense prey and predator.

Here’s something shocking; Female Black widow spiders are usually 10-160 times the weight of the males. But not all species kill the male after mating.

Fun Fact: The strength of the Black widow’s webs is comparatively stronger than steel.

12. Blue Whales

Blue Whales

Blue Whales are very large mammals weighing from 220,000 lbs to 352,000 lbs and growing as long as 30 meters. In addition, they live in oceans around the world.

However, their numbers are dropping fast, and they are considered endangered.

Fun Fact: They are the largest animals in the world.

13. Boa Constrictor

Boa Constrictor

They are a species of large non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake. They have saddle-like markings running the length of their bodies and can grow as long as eleven feet.

Boa constrictors do not have fangs, but their jaws can stretch incredibly wide, allowing them to swallow large prey after squeezing them to death.

Fun Fact: Boa constrictors can bite when threatened and though painful are rarely dangerous to humans.

14. Bobcat

Bobcats - animals that start with b

Bobcats are double the size of domestic cats. They can be found in Central America and North America. Their short ear tufts and bobbed tail sets them apart.

They are carnivorous and feed on rabbits, mice, and deer.

Fun Fact: Bobcats can run up to thirty miles per hour.

15. Bongo

Bongo - animals that start with b

Bongos are large antelopes found in Africa. They are near threatened due to habitat loss.

Their most distinguishing features are their large spiral horns and the ten to fifteen stripes that help to camouflage them in the jungle.

Fun Fact: They are nocturnal and shy animals.

16. Bonobo


These great apes inhabit lowland jungles and swamps, but deforestation has affected the Bonobo’s lifestyle.

Unlike most great ape species, the Bonobos live in a matriarchal society where a select group of elder females has the final say on important issues.

Fun Fact: Bonobos have ninety-seven percent of the same DNA as humans.

17. Bowhead Whale

Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whales are characterized by their triangular-shaped skull which they use to break the ice when they come up for air. Bowhead whales can grow up to sixty feet in length and may live up to two hundred years.

They are the animals with the largest mouth.

Fun Fact: Bowhead whales communicate with one another in different distinct songs.

18. Buffalo


Buffaloes are found all over Africa. They are herbivores and travel in herds. They also have a distinctive shoulder hump and large curved horns.

Fun Fact: Buffaloes have poor eyesight and terrible hearing, but their sense of smell is superb.

19. Bull Frog

Bull frogs - animals that start with b

Bull frogs predominantly live in Central and North America. They hibernate by burying themselves in huge piles of mud.

They have a powerful tongue that helps them to catch prey. They eat crayfish and snails among other things.

Fun Fact: A group of bullfrogs is known as an Army.

20. Bush Viper

Bush Viper

This is a venomous snake that lives mainly in Africa. There is no anti-venom to counteract the venomous bite of the bush viper. Unlike many reptiles, bush vipers do not lay eggs. They give live birth.

Fun Fact: They are solitary animals that are cannibalistic when put together.

Summary of animals that start with b

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Our list contains lots of exciting animals. We really hope you learned something new from it.

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