Animals in North-America

Below you can find a complete list of North American animals. We currently track 409 animals in North-America and are adding more every day!

Mexico, the United States, and Canada may be the largest and most prominent countries in North America, but this continent — the third largest in the world — is home to 23 sovereign states and 23 non-sovereign territories that stretch all the way from Central America up through Greenland. The sheer scope of the continent means that practically any ecosystem on Earth can be found in North America — from the snowy tundras of Greenland to the tropics of Costa Rica. Deserts, forests, mountains, and everything in-between occupy this territory along with the rich variety of animals you’d expect to find.

While they may occupy opposite corners of North America, reindeer and spider monkeys technically share a continent. In the space between, jackrabbits and coyotes call the Mojave Desert home while alligators and beavers occupy the Okefenokee Swamp, and polar bears and moose stake their claims to Canada’s northernmost territory.

Over a hundred ecoregions have been identified in North America, and the result is an incredibly diverse spread of both human culture and animal species. But the fact that North America touches both the Pacific and Atlantic means that the marine diversity is just as broad. Creatures of the waters vary from the massive humpback whales that navigate North Atlantic waters to the manatees and dolphins that constitute just a fraction of the native wildlife in the Belize Barrier Reef.

The Official National Animal of North America

Since North America is a continent rather than a country, it doesn’t have an official national animal. But understanding the national animals of the three most populous countries can tell us a lot both about the character of North America and demonstrate some facts about the ecological diversity.

  • The American bison was once driven nearly to the point of extinction, but it was designated as the national animal of the United States in 2016. It represents a path forward that’s built on healing the destruction in America’s past.
  • The beaver became the official symbol of Canada in 1975. Beaver pelts served as a critical component of Canada’s economy in its early days as a colony — but the desire for fur nearly drove the local beaver population to extinction in much the same way as the American bison.
  • The eagle that stands as Mexico’s national symbol is a reference to the past. The legend that the sight of an eagle eating a snake supposedly led the Aztec to choose the site of a major city, and it’s a symbol that’s carried on to modern day politics in Mexico.

Where To Find The Top Wild Animals in North America

North America is huge, and that means that we can’t even begin to cover the full scope of wildlife biodiversity in full, but national boundaries can help break the continent down into smaller pieces and identify the best places for wildlife.

The United States possesses the most biodiversity in North America, and you can come across most major ecosystems traveling from one end to another. The southeast is home to swamps, mountains, and plains — and you’ll find everything from crocodiles to pumas. The deserts of the southwest draw in wildlife like rattlesnakes and mammals like hares. The southwest and west coast tend to offer an especially high concentration of wildlife, as these regions are home to the largest number of national parks.

Canada sits to the north of the U.S., resulting in a generally cooler climate. There’s a great deal of snowy tundra with mammals like moose and polar bears, but more temperate forests and grassland exist as well. Canada shares a lot of wildlife with the Northern United States like snowshoe rabbits and raccoons.

Mexico’s proximity to the equator results in a hotter clime, with ecosystems ranging from lush rainforests to arid deserts. More exotic wildlife native to Mexico includes the anteater, armadillo, and the unique tamandua.

Desert tends to give way to broadleaf forests, jungles, and grassland as you head into Central America, but the countries here also offer some of the richest marine biodiversity in North America. The Caribbean Sea is home to the Belize Barrier Reef, which is renowned throughout the world for its collection of colorful fish, dolphins, and whale sharks. But you’ll find creatures like jaguars and howler monkeys within Central America’s interior.

The Most Dangerous Animals In North America Today

While most wildlife native to North America won’t pose a threat to humans, fatalities from animal attacks aren’t unheard of. Here are facts and a list of the most dangerous animals that call North America home.

  • Grizzly and polar bears live in very different climates, but they share a reputation for being the most aggressive and dangerous bears around.
  • The swamps of the American Southeast are rife with alligators, but these dangerous ancestors of dinosaurs live throughout North America. Alligators have been reported as the cause of 21 deaths in the U.S. since 2000.
  • White-tail deer aren’t a dangerous predator, but their involvement in traffic collisions makes them one of the most deadly animals to come in contact with. They’re the cause of roughly 1.3 million U.S. car accidents in a single year.

Endangered Animals In North America

Over 13,000 North American species are endangered. Here’s a list of the most notable.

  • Red wolf — A nearly extinct species with only roughly 50 remaining members in the wild. Their last habitat is in North Carolina.
  • Pygmy raccoon — A unique breed of raccoon that’s now extinct everywhere but on the Mexican island of Cozumel.
  • California condor — The most unique quality of these birds is their 9.5 foot wingspan, but they’re nearly extinct thanks to a combination of poaching and habitat destruction.

North American Countries Animals Lists

Click any of the countries below to see a detailed list of animals located in that country!

North American Animals


This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.

Akita Shepherd

The Akita Shepherd descends from a lineage of working dogs.

Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

Alaskan Malamute

Often used as sled dogs!

Alaskan Shepherd

This dog’s Malamute ancestors once came to America across the Bering Strait.


The largest wingspan of any bird in the world!


They have two sets of eyelids!

Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

Alpine Goat

Alpine goats are the most common type of goat used for milk, cheese, and other dairy products


Alusky dogs are known for their sledding pulling skills.

American Bulldog

Can jump up to 6ft high!

American Cocker Spaniel

Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!

American Coonhound

Easygoing and people-friendly!

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo has splendid all white fur and an upturned tail

American Foxhound

Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!

American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.

American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs are very energetic and would be up for a game at any given point of time

American Pygmy Goat

Can jump up to 5 feet

American Staffordshire Terrier

Bred to be extremely friendly!

American Toad

They secrete a milky poisonous liquid that can make many animals sick.

American Water Spaniel

Friendly and intelligent!

Angora Goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair annually while kids have about 8 inches.


First evolved 100 million years ago!


Renew their horns every year!

Arctic Fox

Extremely thick winter fur!

Arctic Hare

Eats berries found in the snow!

Arctic Wolf

Incredibly versatile and adaptive!


Can curl into a hard, protective ball!


Extinct ancestor of all domesticated cattle!


The breed has its own popular Instagram page (Aussiedoodles Daily)!


Aussiedors come in black, brown, cream, yellow, and almost every imaginable color due to their parentage!

Australian Retriever

The Australian Retriever may have two different eye colors.

Australian Shepherd

Sweet, faithful and affectionate!


Has a curved, upturned beak!


Playful and energetic breed!

Barn Owl

Found everywhere around the world!

Barred Owl

Like other owls, the barred owl swallows its prey whole.


This dog is also known as a Bassetdor or a Basset Lab.


Basset hounds have been around since the 7th century, but the bassetoodle made its first appearance in the 2000s.


Detects prey using echolocation!


The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat


An excellent companion for cats!


Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it.

Beagle Shepherd

This dog can perform a wide range of exotic and acrobatic tricks that are not expected of a dog this size.


Beagos are good swimmers like their Golden Retriever parent.


There are 8 different species!


Beaskis love to play, so get ready to go on plenty of long walks.


Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!


Beefalo meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef


There are more than 350,000 different species

Bernese Shepherd

Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn rams can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour when fighting for dominance.


Not all birds are able to fly!


Largest mammal in North America!

Black-Footed Ferret

Black footed ferrets are the only ones native to North America.

Black Wasp

The great black wasp is a species of digger wasp.

Black Widow Spider

They typically prey on insects!

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

Blue grosbeak

Blue grosbeak parents take off the head, legs and wings of an insect before feeding it to their baby.

Blue Jay

Blue jays rub ants on their feather to remove harmful acids

Blue Lacy Dog

Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!

Bluetick Coonhound

Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!


About double the size of a domestic cat!


Boggles at animal rescues are often mistaken for pitbulls because they have a similar facial structure.

Boglen Terrier

Boglen terriers are also occasionally known as boggles.


Bred to look like a black panther!


Boradors make excellent police dogs and are used often on search and rescue missions.


Bordoodles are much quieter than other Doodles and require far less exercise.


Most Borkies inherit the signature howl of their Beagle parent.

Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!


The bowfin is a primitive fish that first evolved in the Jurassic

Box Turtle

This reptile has an S-shaped neck allowing it to pull its entire head into its shell.


Boxadors are extremely smart and catch onto backyard games very quickly!


The Boxerdoodle has a strong hunting dog lineage.


Boxers were bred to be working war dogs, and their boxsky descendants still love to help out on ranches and other outdoor jobs.


Boxweilers come in a variety of colors, but they usually feature the subtle brindle pattern that their boxer parents are so famous for.

Boykin Spaniel

Enthusiastic working dog!

Brown Bear

A dominant predator in it's environment!


Has loud cow-like calls!


The most common species of bee!


There are thought to be up 20,000 species!

Camel Cricket

The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.

Camel Spider

Fast, carnivorous arachnid with a painful bite.

Canada Lynx

They have natural snowshoes

Canadian Horse

Canadian horses are believed to generate more power per pound of body weight than any other horse breed in the world.

Carolina Dog

Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!

Carolina Parakeet

The Carolina parakeet is one of the few parrots that lived as far north as the United States

Cashmere Goat

Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan


First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!


The larvae of a moth or butterfly!


There are nearly 3,000 different species!


The Cavador is a good service dog.


There are about 3,000 documented species!


Some Cheagles have an excellent sense of smell.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Bright and happy disposition!


Chickadees are named for the sound they make: Chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee!


First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!


A calm and friendly breed!


There are 25 different species!


The Chipoo was first bred in the 1970s


Chorkies are very fond of their owners and will love to sit in their laps for long amounts of time!

Chow Shepherd

The Chow Shepherd is also known as the Sheprachow.


Cicadas have one of the longest insect lifespans


There are more than 2 000 known species!


Found in dense forests and wet jungles!


Cockapoos became popular in the 1960s as a sweet, family dog.


Dated to be around 300 million years old!

Common Loon

Also known as the Great Northern Diver

Common Raven

A group of ravens is called an unkindness or a conspiracy.

Cooper’s Hawk

Eyes change color as they age


Corgidors are herding dogs that typically help out on cattle farms.


These dogs are highly intelligent and are easy to train.


One of the Corkie’s parent breeds, the Cocker Spaniel, was thought to have come over on the Mayflower.

Corman Shepherd

Corman Shepherds can be great watchdogs and are often very protective of their owners.


Largest feline in North America


There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!


Also known as the Prairie Wolf!


There are 93 different crab groups

Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings


Many are critically endangered species!


Have changed little in 200 million years!


This hybrid dog is also known as a Doxador or a Weinerdor.


Dalmatians were originally bred to run alongside carriages, and their dalmadoodle descendents have the same long legs and high energy.


Dalmador breeding skyrocketed after the 16 release of the live-action 101 Dalmatians movie.


There are around 40 different species!

Desert Tortoise

Lives in burrows underground!


First domesticated in South-East Asia!


First domesticated 5,000 years ago!


Dorkies are so laid-back they sometimes need extra incentive to exercise each day.

Double Doodle

Exact origin unknown.


Doxiepoos are an unpredictable breed that can come in a variety of appearances and sizes.


Doxles have long floppy ears


It's larvae are carnivorous!


Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!


Has exceptional eyesight!


There are nearly 2,000 different species!

Eastern Bluebird

Bluebirds drop straight down on their prey from their perch, much like leopards.

Eastern Phoebe

This passerine bird can sing its song without ever hearing another bird vocalize first.


Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!


Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

English Shepherd

Highly intelligent and independent!


A very bold and ferocious predator!

Eskimo Dog

Takes pure delight in cold weather!


Eskipoos are called pookimos by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry.


The fastest creatures on the planet!

Fallow deer

The fallow deer has more variation in its coat colors than most other deer.


The word feisty derived from this type of dog.

Ferruginous Hawk

The ferruginous hawk comes in both light and dark morphs

Fisher Cat

The fisher is an agile climber and makes its home in tree hollows


Sleeps on just one leg!

Florida Gar

The Florida gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

Florida Panther

Florida panthers can leap more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) in the air.


There are more than 240,000 different species!

Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!


There are 12 different species in the world!


Frengles have a haunting howl very similar to their Beagle parent.


There are around 7,000 different species!


Can grow to more than 3m long!

Gerberian Shepsky

German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Gerberian Shepskies are all popular choices for police dogs.

German Sheppit

The German Sheppit is well-suited for guarding and police work.

German Sheprador

There is a chance that the German Sheprador may inherit a love for water from its parent.

Giant Salamander

Cryptobranchus giant salamanders breathe mostly through their skin.

Giant Schnoodle

Both parents of the Giant Schnoodle are hypoallergenic, making this one of the Doodle breeds that's safest for dander-sensitive owners.

Gila Monster

It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!

Glass Lizard

Can grow up to 4ft long!


Glechons are talented in the area of search and rescue, as their sense of smell makes them great at tracking.

Glow Worm

Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!


These dogs are great around children and are very playful around them.


Goldadors were not intentionally bred until the early 2000s!

Golden Dox

Golden doxes don't have to be tiny. This breed looks different depending on whether the mix includes a regular dachshund or the mini version of the species.

Golden Newfie

These dogs love to swim and instinctively know how to swim.

Golden Pyrenees

Golden Pyrenees make great therapy dogs due to their intelligence and gentle nature.

Golden Saint

Golden saints come in all kinds of colors. You can find them in tan, chocolate, yellow, brindled, spotted, and almost any other pattern you can think of.

Golden Shepherd

The Golden Shepherds were first recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry in 2009.


Due to their breeding, no two Goldendoodles are alike.


There are 29 different species!


They dig large networks of tunnels!


There are 11,000 known species!

Grasshopper Mouse

The grasshopper mice attack predators using the poison of their venom.

Gray Fox

The gray fox has retractable claws and a rotating wrist that allow it to climb trees with some proficiency

Gray Tree Frog

Survives freezing temperatures by producing glycerol and maintaining slower metabolic processes

Great Danoodle

Both Great Danes and Poodles are in the top 15 most popular AKC breeds - which makes Great Danoodles a shoo-in for popularity.

Green Anole

It communicates with head movements, color and dewlap

Green Frog

Green frogs will eat any animal that they can fit in their mouth.

Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs breathe through their skin

Greenland Dog

Strong and speedy breed of dog!


Griffonshires are so little they are easily mistaken for puppies throughout their lives.

Grizzly Bear

Less than 10% make it into adulthood


Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!


Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!


Both of the Havashire’s parent breeds were very popular among the upper classes.


Inhabits wetlands around the world!

Highland Cattle

Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!


Also known as the Colourpoint Persian!

Hoary Bat

The hoary bat travels hundreds of miles south for the winter

Honey Bee

There are only 8 recognized species!


Horgis have a silly side and love to be the center of attention.

Horned Lizard

The horned lizards are able to squirt blood from their eyes.


Has evolved over 50 million years!


Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, much like fighter jets.

Horseshoe Crab

Changed little in over 500 million years!

House Finch

The house finch can become redder depending on what it eats


Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!


Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!

Huntsman Spider

Some huntsman spiders have an interesting way of moving around. Some cartwheel while others do handsprings or backflips.


Huskadors are gaining in popularity as service dogs.

Husky Jack

Due to the mix of genes, a Husky Jack’s coat may be a variety of colors including black, gray, white, red, sable, or mixed colors.


Huskydoodles are known for their jumping abilities!


Can jump over 6 feet straight up from a standstill

Imperial Moth

Since the imperial moth doesn’t eat, it does die shortly after it lays its eggs. Its lifespan is only about one week.


There are an estimated 30 million species!

Ivory-billed woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker can drill into wood with its sharp beak


The Jackabee has an excellent sense of smell.


Features that closely resemble a Siamese cat!

Kangaroo Rat

Merriam’s kangaroo rats literally never have to drink water

Kiko Goat

Kiko goats breed year-round, and they are not good at defending themselves.

Kinder Goat

Best jumper of all goats


Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!


Labradanes can come with both sold-color coats and the more exciting patterns that you typically see on Great Danes.


These dogs have medium-sized pendant ears.


There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!

LaMancha Goat

Have tiny ears named “gophers” or “elves”


Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!

Leopard Frog

They can jump up to three feet


A Lhasapoo’s coat can be curly like a poodle’s or long and silky like a Lhasa Apso’s.


The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!

Little Brown Bat

The little brown bat uses echolocation to quickly navigate around its environment


There are around 5,000 different species!


Have sharp spines below their eyes

Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

Longnose Gar

The longnose gar species of the gar family has potentially existed for 100 million years.


Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!

Maine Coon

Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!


With an appropriate tail wind, the mallard can travel hundreds of miles a day


Malteagles are one of the smallest beagle hybrids and love to follow their owners everywhere.

Marble Fox

The marble fox is not a naturally occurring variant; it was created through artificial selection.


A marmot spends 80% of its life below ground


The Mastador gets its enormous size from its Mastiff parent


There are 2,500 known species worldwide!


The Meagle has an incredible sense of smell.

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

Some colonies have millions of bats


Some species have a poisonous bite!

Mini Labradoodle

The first mini labradoodle was bred in the early 1990s - almost immediately after standard labradoodles became popular.

Miniature Husky

The Miniature Husky has a double coat that it sheds twice annually. Also, some people confuse them with Alaskan Klee Kai, which have similar blue eyes.


The mink can swim up to 100 feet underwater.


Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!

Monarch Butterfly

During migration, Monarch Butterflies may travel 250 or more miles each day.


Has characteristics of two or more breeds!


Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!


Renews it's enormous antlers every year!


A Morkie puppy can weigh as little as 4 ounces.


There are 250,000 different species!

Mountain Bluebird

Depending on the time of the year, the mountain bird can live as far north as Alaska.

Mountain Feist

Mountain Feists were bred in the southern United States as a dog that could help with hunting small game.

Mountain Lion

Has no real natural predators!

Mourning Dove

It is almost always the male who makes the famous sad sound, which is a wooing call


Found on every continent on Earth!


Mudpuppies never leave their larval stage. This is called neoteny.


The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!


Muskox have several physical characteristics that allow them to survive in the Arctic climate.


The muskrat can stay underwater up to 17 minutes at a time

Myna Bird

For a nice price, the mynah bird makes a good pet.


Introduced by Vikings more than 1,000 years ago!


Newfypoos have a thick oily coat that can be hard to groom.


Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!

Nigerian Goat

Produces a lot of milk for its small size

No See Ums

There are more than 5,000 species.

North American Black Bear

Short claws make them good tree climbers!

Northern Cardinal

Males are a bright red color, also called "cardinal red"

Norwich Terrier

Though Norwich terriers are small, they have a reputation for being feisty.

Nubian Goat

The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat that traces its ancestry to India and Egypt.


Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!


There are 13 different species worldwide


Paddlefish have existed since the Cretaceous Period

Painted Turtle

Male painted turtles have longer nails.


Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!


Peagles enjoy being the center of attention. This can make them a very entertaining breed to own.

Peregrine Falcon

Fastest animal on Earth

Petite Goldendoodle

Like their purebred parents, these dogs love the water!


Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!


Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!


They can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.


Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas

Pike Fish

Apex freshwater predators with fearsome teeth!

Pileated Woodpecker

Pairs establish territories and remain all year


There are several names for this breed, including the Labrabull or the Pitador Retriever.


Most Pitskies will do best as the only pet in a home. They may become aggressive with other dogs (especially two unneutered male dogs) and could try to chase or catch small pets due to their higher prey drive.

Polar Bear

Could be extinct within the next 30 years!


Pomeagles are sweet and fun dogs that like to spend time exploring their environment.


The howls and barks of a Pomsky can sound like singing


The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).


There are 30 different species worldwide!


Surprisingly, not a dolphin!

Prairie Dog

Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals

Prairie Rattlesnake

The striking distance of a prairie rattlesnake is 2/3rds the length of its body.


While pronghorns are the fastest runner of any Western Hemisphere land animal, they are not good jumpers.


Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!


The pugapoo is the fusion of a pug and a poodle.


These dogs are active and are often patient around children.


With their incredible desire to show affection, Pugshire make great lap dogs.


Has longer back legs than front legs!

Purple Finch

The intensity of the plumage can change based on what the bird eats

Pygora Goat

The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.


Most popular as a companion pet


Pyredoodles can have a thick double coat or a thinner single coat.


Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!


There are more than 50 different species!


Known to wash their food before eating it!


One of the larger breeds of domestic cat!


Raggles are known for their energy and curiosity.


Omnivores that eat anything!

Rat Terrier

Rat terriers were popular with farmers before 1930 because of their ability to kill rodents.


It's venom digests it's prey before it even swallows it!

Red Finch

Red finches can form flocks of over 100 birds.

Red Fox

The red fox actually has many different variations of fur, including silver and brown.

Red Squirrel

The red squirrel has one of the most impressive memories in the entire animal kingdom

Red-winged blackbird

The male red-winged blackbird can sing to attract mates

Red Wolf

Only 100 in the wild!


Also known as the Caribou

River Turtle

Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!


There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!


The capybara, the world’s largest rodent, likes to be in and around bodies of water. Because of this, the Catholic Church in South America decided that it was a fish, and people were allowed to eat it during Lent and First Fridays.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are closely related to cardinals

Roseate Spoonbill

The only Spoonbill in the western hemisphere!


Many Rottskies have one brown eye and one blue eye.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated hummingbirds can beat their wings more than 50 times per second.

Saber-Toothed Tiger

Canines up to 7 inches long!

Saint Shepherd

These dogs have an eager-to-please attitude, making them sweet and happy pets.


There are more than 700 different species!


Returns upstream every year to spawn


This hybrid dog is a great companion and doesn’t do well being left alone but is suitable for apartments or houses with backyards!


There are around 2,000 known species!


Males give birth to up to 1,000 offspring!

Sharp-Tailed Snake

This snake uses its sharp tail to steady itself when capturing prey.


Around 35 million in the English countryside!


Some police officers with allergies use Shepadoodles as their K-9 partner


These dogs can sometimes be overly aggressive.


The Shepweiler is an excellent guard dog.


Shollies are a fairly new type of crossbreed!


There are 2,000 different species worldwide!

Siberian Husky

Is adequately warm in sub-zero temperatures!

Siberian Retriever

Many husky Labs have one blue eye and one brown eye.


Although a lack of documentation makes it unclear, the first Siberpoo was probably bred in either the 1970s or 1980s.

Silver Labrador

The Labrador is the most popular breed in the United States and most of these dogs have blue eyes at a young age, before they turn another color.

Skink Lizard

Some skinks lay eggs in some habitats while giving birth to skinklets in other habitats.


Also known as the Polecat!


There are nearly 1,000 different species!


There are around 3,000 known species worldwide

Snapping Turtle

Only found in North America!


Snorkies are known for their funny, attention-getting antics.


Thought to have originated in the 1960s!

Snowshoe Hare

An adult snowshoe hare can cover ten feet in a single jump.

Snowy Owl

One of the largest owl species in the world!


Active, intelligent and playful!

Spadefoot Toad

They spend most of their time underground!


The Spanador is a good swimmer.

Spanish Goat

They have long, horizontal ears.


There are 140 different species!

Spotted Gar

They are commonly mistaken as logs in the water due to their cylindrical body.


The parental stock Labrador Retriever was nearly wiped out by home country tax policies but the breed found rescue and recovery in foreign lands, particularly in Great Britain.


Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!

Star-nosed mole

The star-nosed mole has the ability to sense both electrical fields and ground vibrations

Stick Insect

There are more than 3,000 different species!


Average adults weigh about 200 grams!


Populations have been affected by pollution!

Taco Terrier

Taco terriers are known by a variety of names, including the Chitoxy Toy and the Chiwoxy.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Often just called 'Teddies' by owners


Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!


Terriers were once the greatest dogs in the world.

Texas Heeler

Though they are loyal to their family, these dogs can be shy around strangers.


The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin back in the old country.


Eye color intensifies with age!

Tiger Moth

The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste.

Tiger Salamander

Found across the North American wetlands!


The Torkie has a soft silky coat


Can live until they are more than 150 years old!

Toy Fox Terrier

Hunters still use the toy fox to go into a fox's den and flush the animal out.

Tree Frog

Found in warmer jungles and forests!

Tree swallow

The tree swallow can make more than a dozen distinct vocalizations


Closely related to pheasants and chickens!


Smallest cetacean in the ocean

Virgin Islands Dwarf Gecko

The Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is among the smallest reptiles in the world


There are 30 different species worldwide!

Walleye Fish

Has great night vision


There are around 75,000 recognised species!

Water Buffalo

Has been domesticated for thousands of years!


The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!


This dog is also known as the Weimarpoo, the Weimaranerpoo, and the Weimaranerdoodle.


This dog is known for cocking its head in a curious manner when listening to its owner.

White-tail deer

White-tail deer are good swimmers


Whoodles are good swimmers

Whooping Crane

This species is named after the loud whooping sound it makes


Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!

Wolf Spider

Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.


Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!

Wood Bison

The reintroduction of wood bison into Alaska is considered one of the world’s best conservation success stories.

Wood Frog

The wood frog lives the furthest north of any other North American amphibian including in the Arctic Circle.

Wood Turtle

Temperature determines the sex of turtle eggs


Actually a crustacean, not an insect!


There are 200 different species!


These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.

Yorkie Bichon

Yorkie Bichons can come in a wide range of colors including black, white, blonde, gray, golden, or dark brown.

Yorkie Poo

The Yorkie-Poo originated from the hybrid poodle phase of the late 20th century


The offspring of a Zebra and Horse parents!

North American Animals List

Animals in North-America FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What animals are only found in North America?

There are numerous species unique to the United States. More prominent species include the American black bear, the gila monster, and the bald eagle.

What are the Big 5 Animals of North America?

The Big 5 animals of North America for hunting include the grizzly bear, moose, bison, gray wolf, and polar bear.

Which animal is the king of North America?

While facts alone can’t crown the king of North America, it’s a title often given to the unique American bison found in North American grassland. While it’s no longer critically endangered, this big grazer is still a threatened species.

What North American animals hibernate?

Numerous North American animals hibernate, including mammals like bears and chipmunks, as well as insects like bumblebees.

What animals live in the North American desert?

The list of animals that live in the North American desert would be long, but notable wildlife includes prairie dogs, rattlesnakes, and even wild jaguars.