Animals That Start With D

Some of the animals that start with B are common—you might see them around you, while others aren't quite as prevalent. As we learn more about these creatures and how they live in their environments, we'll all get to know each other better!

Dung Beetle

This beetle is famous for its penchant for rolling excrement from place to place. These animals are picky about their food, as they do not eat just any random pile of feces.


These waterfowl can be found on every continent but Antarctica. Ducks have webbed feet and waterproof feathers to survive in their near-aquatic habitats.


Drumfish are usually found in saltwater, but some species live in freshwater. The saltwater species are generally larger than their freshwater counterparts and tend to feed on crustaceans, fishes, and insects along lake floors.


These fishes get their name from their fearsome appearance. Dragonfishes have large heads, broad jaws, and terrifying teeth. Male Dragonfishes are nearly ten times the size of females. Most of them don’t have scales.


This monkey can be found in Indochina and can be called a langur. It is one of the most colorful monkeys globally, with coats in white, red, and gray shades.


Donkeys have been domesticated for more than 5000 years. They can be seen in almost all parts of the world. Donkeys used to be called asses until the word fell out of use —for obvious reasons.