The 14 Animals That Start with D Most Outstanding

David Holt

Some animals that start with the letter D They are the dolphin, the tapir, the dingo, the dromedary, the thorny devil, the Tasmanian devil, the dentex, the dorado and the Komodo dragon.

In this group, some are surprising for their extraordinary ability, such as the dolphin, which is considered one of the most intelligent. Others attract attention by their names, such as the thorny devil, the Tasmanian devil and the Komodo dragon, names that suggest fear..

Finally others are better known, such as the tapir, the dingo and the dromedary. The latter is one of the oldest on the planet and still draws attention for its body and size..

The most peculiar animals that begin with D

1- Dolphin

It is the most amazing of the marine mammals. His joviality, sense of solidarity, team spirit and constant search for fun make him an admired specimen in the world..

It stands out for showing great intelligence. His senses are activated and allow him to hunt and move efficiently.

He has a great ability to jump and observe schools of fish, and when in captivity he can learn choreographic sequences.


2- Danta

It is a large mammal that weighs more than 200 kg. It has strong and rough fur, and inhabits the American jungles.

4 species are known, 3 are in America and 1 in Asia. It is also known as a tapir. It fulfills the important function of transporting seeds to distant places. In Venezuela the tapir has been declared in danger of extinction.

3- Dingo

It is a kind of undomesticated dog. In its natural state it is found in Australia. They are carnivores and tend to hunt small prey for food.


They are in danger of extinction because they are hunted for crosses with common dogs, or they are poisoned because in some regions they are considered a pest that kills wildlife and crops..

4- Dromedary

Their origin is located in Arabia and they have evolved to adapt to the harsh climatic conditions of the desert.

Although they are called camels, they are not the same. Dromedaries have a single hump, a short and less thick coat, they can carry up to 150 kg and their legs are longer to get away from the hot sand.

5- thorny devil

It belongs to the genus of lizards. Although its physical appearance can be scary, it is harmless to humans.

Its body is covered with a series of thorns that serve to absorb water and defend itself..

Its natural color, a mixture of brown and sand tones, allows it to be perfectly camouflaged to avoid its enemies. Feeds exclusively on ants.

6- Tasmanian Devil

It is a small animal that has been compared to a dog. It is a carnivore that makes unpleasant sounds when it eats and can violently attack others of its kind.

He is in danger of extinction because he suffers from a rare disease in his face that prevents him from eating and he dies of hunger. They only live on the island of Tasmania, in Australia.

7- Denton

It is a fish of considerable size, it measures 1 meter in length. It is characterized by its color, since its scales have violet, green and blue reflections.

It is highly appreciated for cooking for its size and flavor. Its name is due to the fact that it has 4 fangs that protrude from its mouth.

8- Gold

This fish has an extraordinary greenish color. It is also called parakeet or dolphin and is characterized because its meat has a lot of flavor. Its size can reach 2 meters.


9- Komodo Dragon

Of the lizard family, it is the largest exponent that exists on the planet. They live on the island of Komodo and are ferocious animals that eat what they find in their path. His tongue is shaped like a fork.

Their saliva produces a deadly poison with which they attack their victims, then await their death and eat them.

10- Dik dik

Small antelope (maximum 65 cm) distributed in the bushes of eastern and southern Africa. Their name is due to the fact that it is the sound they make when they are threatened. They usually feed on fruits, berries, shoots or foliage.

11- daman

Although it is more similar to rodents such as the marmot or guinea pig, it is actually a hoofed mammal. Due to its anatomy it is a truly exotic species and can be located in the Arabian peninsula and Africa.

12- Desman

The Pyrenean desman, as it is also known, lives in the north of Spain, being an endemic species. It has a certain resemblance to a mole, mainly highlighting its trumpet-shaped snout.

13- Dole

A species of coyote with reddish fur located in Southeast Asia. They are a very strong species, being brave before much larger animals such as water buffalo or tigers. However, they mainly feed on antelope.

14- Danta

Better known as tapir, an exotic mammal with genetics from the horse and rhino family. They are not particularly large for their weight, exceeding 200 kg in some cases.


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