Welcome to animals that start with g.
Animals that begin with the letter G are pretty fascinating. Some are common, and we see them every day. Some we even have as pets. Others we have not yet met. I hope you learn something new from this list. Let’s begin.
Overview of animals that start with g
1. Gaboon Viper
You can find this venomous snake in sub-Saharan Africa in moist and warm habitats. It is nocturnal, and it takes a lot to provoke it, making bites quite rare. When it does bite, it doesn’t let go quickly.
The snake’s neck is narrow, but its head is massive, broad, and shaped like a leaf. It also has horns between its nostrils. It is the largest venomous snake in Africa.
Fun Fact: One eye of the Gaboon Viper can look forward while the other eye is facing backward.
2. Galapagos Penguin
This penguin is unique. It looks like a regular penguin, but one significant difference in appearance is the curved stripe of white feathers along the sides of the head and the breast area. It lives in warmer climates.
Fun Fact: Both Galapagos Penguin parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks
3. Garden Eel
This carnivorous aquatic animal spends most of its time with its tail in the sand. It never entirely comes out, making it look like grass. It is an opportunistic feeder that waits for food to come to it.
The Garden Eels has big eyes, sharp teeth, a short nose, and one fin. Its body is long and slim.
Fun Fact: Female Garden Eels can change their sex if there are few or no males in the colony.
4. Garter Snake
This is North America’s most common snake. It is also called a garden snake because it is commonly found in gardens. Many people use garter snakes as a pest control method.
Fun Fact: The Garter Snake’s bite released a neurotoxin that is too mild to cause any reaction in humans.
Gazelles can be found in Africa and Asia. Unlike other antelope species that only males have horns, both male and female gazelles possess long, curved horns.
These species are critically endangered.
Fun Fact: A gazelle can jump 10 feet in the air and run as fast as 60 mph in short bursts.
6. Geoffroy’s Tamarin
This mammal has a thick stripe of white hair on its head. That, and the red section of fur at the back of its neck, make it very distinctive.
They are found in South and Central America and live in troops.
Fun Fact: Geoffroy’s Tamarin can jump 16 feet from one treetop to another.
Gharials can be found in Northern India and Nepal. These reptiles have plate-like scales that prevent sunburn and evaporation.
Their most distinguishing feature is their elongated, slender snout. Unlike other crocodilians, the gharial does not have strong hind legs to walk, so it remains in water most of the time.
The male gharial has a bump on its snout that helps it blow bubbles. That is an act necessary in the ritual.
Fun Fact: Gharials have the largest eggs of all the crocodilian species.
8. Ghost Crab
Scientists call it the Ghost Crab because of its whiteness. Both the male and female have unequal sizes of claws.
It also possesses long and large eye stalks.
Fun Fact: The eyestalks of the ghost crab can swivel 360 degrees.
9. Giant Clam
These clams have a thick, heavy shell with fluted edges that protects the mantle, or soft tissue, inside it. The algae stored in this clam’s body is what makes its mantle colorful.
It can be as long as 4 feet and as heavy as 500 lbs.
Fun Fact: They attach themselves to coral reefs and never detach.
The Giraffe is a long-necked, hoofed mammal natively found in sub-Saharan Africa. The Giraffe is the tallest living animal on land.
The Giraffe tends to be white with unique brown or reddish markings that cover its body.
Fun Fact: A Giraffe’s tongue can grow as long as 18 inches.
11. Glass Frog
Glass frogs are beautiful, exotic frogs in South America, Southern Mexico, and Central America.
Glass frogs are usually tiny. The bodies are lime green on the top and transparent when viewed from underneath, revealing all their internal organs.
Fun Fact: In some species of Glass frogs, the beating heart can be seen through the translucent skin.
Glowworms can produce light through entirely organic means, which is called bioluminescence. This light can be emitted as a series of flashes or as a constant glow, and it ranges in color between green, yellow, orange, and blue.
Fun Fact: Only the female glow worms emit light.
This is a widespread animal that has been domesticated for about 10,000 years for its milk and other by-products. It is found all over Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The goat is known for its large horns and beards.
Fun Fact: Goats are great mountain climbers.
14. Goblin Shark
You can also call the Goblin shark a living fossil. This shark is easily identifiable by its long snout, protruding jaws, and semi-translucent skin.
Due to its semi-translucent nature, the skin may appear to be pink because its blood is visible through its skin. The older it gets, the darker it becomes.
Fun Fact: The family of the Goblin Shark can be traced back 125 million years.
15. Golden Masked Owl
This owl inhabits tropical forests in New Britain and Papua New Guinea. Its heart-shaped, white face characterizes it.
It possesses strong legs and talons to scoop up prey from the ground.
Fun Fact: This owl does not hoot; it screeches.
Goldfishes have been kept as pets for a very long time now. Their coppery gold color is found on no other fish, and they don’t have scales on their heads.
Fun Fact: Goldfishes can live up to 40 years.
Gorillas feature a black fur cover all over except for their faces. They have broad chests and muscular arms. A gorilla is four to six times stronger than a human.
Gorillas are shy unless they are threatened or harassed. They eat vegetables primarily.
Fun Fact: Gorillas are one of the closest living relatives to humans, sharing 98 percent of their DNA.
18. Gray Fox
The gray fox is distinct for its cat-like snout, short legs, retractable claws, and a coat of silvery gray fur.
Its retractable claws help it to climb trees.
Fun Fact: The Gray Fox buries leftovers in the ground, marks it with urine, and comes back to dig it up.
19. Great White Shark
This is a large predatory fish and one of the prolific man-eaters of the planet.
Sharks have a characteristic appearance with large, torpedo-shaped bodies and a pointed snout.
Fun Fact: They have bad eyesight and rely on their senses to hunt prey.
20. Grizzly Bear
The Grizzly bear is a North American endangered species. It is notable for its short tail, short round ears, claws, and big brown body.
Its diet is 90 percent vegetarian.
Fun Fact: Grizzly Bears have a better sense of smell than bloodhounds.
Summary of animals that start with g
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