Ultimate List: 142 Animals That Start with R

Illustration of several animals, with the letter R

The animal kingdom encompasses a beautifully diverse array of species — from mammals and birds to reptiles and insects. And we’ve got them all! Animals are an integral part of Earth’s ecosystem, playing important roles in maintaining the balance of nature.

We’ve collected the ultimate list of animal names that start with R — all the way from Raccoons to Rudderfish.

A collection of illustrated animal faces with simple, stylized features on square backgrounds, including a lion, a fox, a rabbit, a seal, a tiger, and various wild cats, each with a distinct, friendly expression

Why did we write this article? 

  1. We share the Earth with animals — and we each can benefit from understanding and appreciating the entire animal kingdom
  2. Recognizing the importance of all creatures, big and small, can inspire us to make choices that benefit them and our planet.
  3. As a good news website — we have reported hundreds of good news stories about animals and we want it to be easier for you to enjoy them. Throughout this article, you’ll find links to good news stories about various animal species! We hope you get a chance to read a few and enjoy! 

We hope you discover something new — and maybe even share a good news story about your favorite animal with a friend. 

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Animals That Start with the Letter R —

  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Raccoon Dog
  • Racer Snake
  • Radiated Tortoise
  • Ragamuffin
  • Ragdoll
  • Raggle
  • Rainbow Bee Eater
  • Rainbow Boa
  • Rainbow Kribs
  • Rainbow Shark
  • Rat
  • Rat Snake
  • Rat Terrier
  • Ratel
  • Rattlesnake
  • Red Ackie Monitor
  • Red Aphid
  • Red Back Jumping Spider
  • Red British Squirrel
  • Red Deer
  • Red Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Red Drum Fish
  • Red Finch
  • Red Fox
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Red Kite
  • Red Knee Tarantula
  • Red Knot
  • Red Nose Pit Bull
  • Red Panda
  • Red Paper Wasp
  • Red Racer Snake
  • Red Rock Crab
  • Red Spitting Cobra
  • Red Squirrel
  • Red Star Chicken
  • Red Tail Boa
  • Red Tanager
  • Red Tree Vole
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Red Wolf
  • Red-Backed Shrike
  • Red-Bellied Black Snake
  • Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-Billed Quelea Bird
  • Red-Eared Slider
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
  • Red-Footed Tortoise
  • Red-Handed Tamarin
  • Red-Headed Vulture
  • Red-Lipped Batfish
  • Red-Shouldered Hawk
  • Red-Tailed Cuckoo Bumblebee
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Redback Spider
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Redcap Chicken
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Redhump Eartheater
  • Redstart
  • Redtail Catfish
  • Reef Fish
  • Reef Shark
  • Regal Jumping Spider
  • Reindeer
  • Repenomamus
  • Reticulated Giraffe
  • Reticulated Python
  • Reverdin’s Blue Butterfly
  • Rex Rabbit
  • Rhamphosuchus
  • Rhea
  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Rhino Beetle
  • Rhino Viper
  • Rhinoceros
  • Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Rhode Island Red Chicken
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rhombic Egg-Eater Snake
  • Ribbon Eel
  • Ribbon Snake
  • Right Whale
  • Rim Rock Crowned Snake
  • Ring-Billed Gull
  • Ringed Kingfisher
  • Ringed Seal
  • Ringtail
  • Ringtailed Lemur
  • Rinkhals Snake
  • Risso’s Dolphin
  • River Dolphin
  • River Otter
  • River Turtle
  • Roadrunner
  • Robber Fly
  • Robin
  • Roborovski Hamster
  • Rock Bass
  • Rock Crab
  • Rock Hyrax
  • Rock Python
  • Rockfish
  • Rockhopper Penguin
  • Rodent
  • Roe Deer
  • Roosevelt Elk
  • Rooster
  • Root Aphid
  • Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Rosy Boa
  • Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle
  • Rotterman
  • Rottle
  • Rottsky
  • Rottweiler
  • Rottweiler Mix
  • Rough Earth Snake
  • Rough Green Snake
  • Rough-Legged Buzzard
  • Rough-Legged Hawk
  • Rough-Toothed Dolphin
  • Round Island Burrowing Boa
  • Rove Beetle
  • Royal Penguin
  • Rubber Boa
  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  • Rudd
  • Rudderfish
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Russel’s Viper
  • Russell Terrier
  • Russian Bear Dog
  • Russian Blue
  • Russian Tortoise

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