Animals That Start with R

There are a lot of animals that begin with the letter R. This list contains twenty animals that start with the letter R.  We’d love for you to go through them with us.


These fluffy herbivores live almost anywhere on earth. Also, their distinctive long ears, furry coat, and long hind legs make them easy to spot. Rabbits can see nearly 360 degrees and can outrun many predators.


Immortalized in many stories and pop culture as a garbage scavenging menace, the raccoon is a popular mammal. The common raccoon has a black patch around its eyes like a mask, and a black-Ringed tail, with grey fur everywhere else.

Radiated Tortoise

The Radiated Tortoise can only be found in the wild on the island of Madagascar. It has a high-domed shell that features complex markings. These tortoises are very popular as exotic pets, but they are now critically endangered.


Rattlesnakes are notable for the rattles at the end of their tails. They use these to warn away attackers when they sense a threat. In addition, rattlesnakes can also hiss like cats. And some can be over eight feet long.


Red finches live in all parts of the United States and even Mexico. These birds have a beautiful song and can live in flocks of up to a hundred. There are bright red feathers on the head and breast of the male Red Finch.


Have you heard of the phrase, ‘as wily as a fox?’ Well, this is probably the fox they had in mind. These foxes are pretty intelligent, as they can communicate in various ways. These include ears, tails, and posture.