Animals That Start With H

Welcome to animals that start with H. Animals that begin with the letter H are pretty fascinating. I can guarantee you will discover something new on this list. Enjoy.


The Hagfish is an incredibly unique animal. Its slimy body can be pinkish-gray, blue, or purple. It is an eel-like animal that has no jaw.  Fun Fact: They possess a skull but no spinal column.

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Sharks are best known for their long, rectangular heads. Their unique heads give them an advantage when hunting as they can ram into prey.


Hamsters are small rodents with stout bodies, stubby legs, and wide feet. They are gentle and popular house pets. Fun Fact: Female Hamsters put their young in the pouches in their mouths when they sense danger.


Hares are small, furry animals with long ears, long hind legs, big eyes, and stout bodies. They are similar to rabbits, but they live above the ground, unlike rabbits. Fun Fact: Hares’ teeth keep growing, so they have to grind it down by eating grass constantly.


Harpy Eagles are one of the largest eagle species. Their most distinctive features are the crown of feathers at the top of their heads and yellow feet. Fun Fact: The Harpy Eagle’s talons are about the same size as a Grizzly Bear’s claws.


Hedgehogs are known for the stiff and sharp spines on their coat. When they feel endangered, they roll up into a ball with the spines pointing outwards as a defense.