Do you know what your favorite animal eats and what its size is? You will know if you look for it in this list. Keep in mind that the height of a four-legged animal is measured from the withers (shoulders) to the ground. Its length is measured from the snout to the end of the tail.
Alpaca. Measure close to 1,25 m tall. It looks like a small camel with a very hairy body. In the mountains of South America, where the alpacas live, dresses and blankets are made with alpaca wool. Alpacas are tame and live in herds.
Spider. Spiders live almost everywhere. They have eight legs, and many of them, eight eyes. They eat insects that they catch in their nets. Some large tarantula spiders eat birds, lizards and mice.
Chipmunk. The squirrel lives in many parts of the world. Eat fruit, walnuts, seeds and insects. In autumn, squirrels find all the food they want and store it for the winter. The gray squirrel is about 60 cm long.
Armadillo. The nine-banded armadillo lives in the southern United States, in Mexico and in South America. Measures about 60 cm long. When scared, curls into a ball and is protected by his bony armor. Armadillos hunt at night for food. They eat worms and insects.
Ostrich. The ostrich is the largest of birds, but can't fly. Their wings are too small. But it can run faster than a racehorse. Ostriches live in African deserts. They eat plants they find in the desert and, sometimes, lizards.
Ballena. Whales live everywhere in the ocean. Whales look like big fish, but they are actually mammals, Like the dog and the cat, and breathe air. Whales eat fish and other marine animals, small plants and animals that catch from the water. All whales are huge, but the biggest is the blue whale. The largest blue whales measure 30 m long.
American bison. The bison can grow to about 2 m tall and 4 m long. Formerly there were millions of bison. Today there are only a few small herds in Wyoming and Colorado, United States, and in Al-berta, Canada.
Good constrictor. There are many kinds of boas, but they all procure food in the same way. The boa wraps itself around an animal and squeezes it. The animal cannot breathe and dies. The boa then swallows the animal. A boa can measure up to 4,50 m long. Eat rats, birds and other small animals.
Musk ox. The hairy musk ox lives in the far north of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. It digs in the snow with its paws to find the moss and twigs it eats. Musk oxen live in a herd. Measures more than 2 m long and 1,50 m tall.
Buffalo. Large herds of African buffalo live in southern and eastern Africa. The African buffalo is less than 2 m tall. Their horns are long and sharp. If an African buffalo gets angry, he charges and almost nothing can stop him. African buffalo eat grass.
Owl. Owls live almost everywhere in the world, in forests, deserts, meadows and barns. Most sleep during the day. At night they hunt animals like mice, rabbits, rats, fishes, toads, insects and worms. They can fly without making noise. There are many kinds of owls.
Camel. The Arabian camel has a single hump. Lives in the warm sandy deserts of Arabia and North Africa. The Bac-trian camel has two humps. Lives in the rocky deserts and snowy plains of Central Asia. Most camels measure 2 m tall. The camel eats dates, grain and dry grass.
Castor. The beaver lives near rivers in America and northern Europe and Asia. Eats tree bark and aquatic plants and can knock down, biting them, thin and small trees, to make a dam with them. The beaver is just over 1 metro. Has a wide, flat tail.
Kangaroo. Kangaroos live in Australia and the neighboring islands. The mothers carry the young in bags that they have in their stomach. At birth, a baby kangaroo only measures 2 centimeters. But an older kangaroo can have almost 2,50 m tall and can jump thirteen meters. The kangaroo eats plants.
Zebra. Most zebras live on the grassy plains of Africa. They live in herds eating grass. Zebras look like striped horses, but each kind of zebra has different kinds of stripes. The zebra is slightly less than 1,50 m tall.
Deer. It is the only animal that has branched horns. The red deer, white-tailed deer, Reindeer, elk and caribou are varieties of deer. The pudu, the smallest deer, has some 30 cm high. Moose, the biggest deer, has some 2 m tall. Deer eat grass and plants.
Our shoes. The cipmunk looks like a striped squirrel, with a short tail. He lives in underground tunnels where he keeps lots of nuts, seeds and nuts and berries. Cipmunks live in North America and North Asia.
Cobra. This snake can launch a jet of venom several decimeters away into the eyes of an animal or a person. Poison kills small animals and can blind a person. Most spitting cobras have 1,50 m long. They eat small animals. Spitting cobras live in Africa.
Crocodile. The crocodile lives in swamps and on riverbanks, in many warm areas of the world. It is the largest and heaviest of the living reptiles. Some crocodiles are longer than 6,50 m long. The crocodile eats any animal it finds, even man. Alligators are cousins of crocodiles.
Weasel. Lives almost everywhere in the world. It can move very quickly and enter
Rabbit. The cottontail rabbit lives in the grasslands of North and South America. In summer eat green plants. In winter it eats twigs and bark. European rabbits look a lot like American rabbits, but those dig tunnels to live in them. The cottontail rabbit is 20 a 45 cm long.
Chimpanzee. Chimpanzees live together in small groups in the jungles of West Africa. The group moves through the jungle looking for nuts, fruits and berries. Some chimpanzees are almost as tall as a short man. Chimpanzees are the most skilled of all monkeys.
Dolphin. The dolphin looks like a fish, but it's actually a mammal, like the dog, the cat or the horse. Dolphins cannot breathe in water, like fish, but they breathe air. Dolphins live in the warmest areas of the oceans. They swim in small groups and feed on fish. Common dolphins are about 2 meters.
Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanian devil lives on the island of Tasmania, near Australia. Measure 90 cm and he's a fierce hunter. Eat little kangaroos, lizards, birds and, sometimes, even lambs. Tasmanian devil mothers have pouches like female kangaroos.
Dirago. The dingo is a wild dog that lives in packs in Australia. It is the size of a Scottish Sheepdog. Most are yellowish brown. They eat small kangaroos and other small animals. Baby dingoes make good pets.
Komodo dragon. This lizard is the biggest of them all. It can measure more than 3 meters. Lives on Komodo Island and other places in Southeast Asia. Eat small animals, alive or dead.
Elephant. Elephants live in Africa and South Asia. The African elephant is the largest of all land animals. The largest African elephants can measure up to 4 m tall. Elephants live together in small herds. They feed on leaves.
Scorpion. Scorpions live in the deserts and jungles of many warm parts of the world. The scorpion hides during the day and hunts at night. It catches insects and spiders with its claws and poisons them with the tip of its tail.. The largest scorpions are about 20 centimeters long.
Gacela. The different kinds of gazelles live in small groups in Africa, India, Asia Minor and Mongolia. Most gazelles are 60 a 70 cm and can run faster than racehorses. They eat grass.
Galago. Live in the warm African jungles. He moves through the trees jumping from branch to branch. Some are as big as cats; others, small as rats. The shrimp eats fruit, seeds and flowers.
Gerbo. Most gerbils live in the deserts of Africa, Arabia and Southwest Asia. During hot days, the gerbil sleeps in underground holes. In the cold nights, the gerbil goes out to hunt insects and gather seeds. The gerbil is about 38 centimeters. Jump like a kangaroo and can walk on two legs.
Glutton. The glutton lives in areas of North America, from Europe and Asia. He is a strong and fierce hunter. Eat rabbits and other small animals and, sometimes, even reindeer. The glutton likes to live and hunt alone. Measures of 60 a 90 cm long.
Gorilla. The gorilla lives in Africa. Gorilla families live in the jungle eating young plants and fruits. Some are as tall as man. Gorillas are very strong, but they are not dangerous if not disturbed.
Cheetah. The cheetah is a big cat, with stains, living in the grassy plains of Africa and parts of Asia. It measures slightly more than 1 m tall. The cheetah is the fastest of the animals that run. Gets its food by hunting gazelles, impalas and other animals.
Hamster. Wild hamsters live in underground tunnels and sleep during the day.’ At night, They go out to look for seeds and fruits that they store in tunnels. Wild hamsters live in eastern Europe and western Asia. They measure about 1 5 cm long.
Hippopotamus. The hippopotamus lives in the swamps and rivers of the hottest parts of Africa. A large hippo may have 1,50 m tall and 4,50 m long. Come to weigh 2 tons. The hippopotamus eats grass and aquatic plants.
Impala. Large herds of impala live in the open country in southern and eastern Africa. The impala eats grass and leaves. When in danger, makes a noise like a sneeze. So, all the other impalas jump out. The impala measures 1 m tall.
Warty boar. This animal owes its name to the large warts on its face. The warthog lives in small groups in the sandy places of Africa. Eat grass, roots and, sometimes, other small animals. The warthog is about 75 cm high.
Giraffe. The giraffe's neck is longer than your entire body. But the giraffe doesn't have more bones in its neck than you have in yours.. The bones in your neck are longer. Giraffes live on the grassy plains of Africa. They eat acacia leaves and twigs. A newborn giraffe is as tall as a tall man, and an adult giraffe is three times taller.
Koala. The koala eats only eucalyptus leaves and spends most of its life in eucalyptus trees. The mother koala has a bag like the kangaroo. The young remain in the pouch for six months; then they ride on their mother's back. The koala is about 70 centimeters. Lives in Australia.
Horned lizard. The horned lizard lives in the deserts and dry places of Mexico and the western United States.. Measures about 7 cm and eat insects and spiders. When disturbed, he throws blood from his eyes.
Lion. The lion is the only feline who likes to live in a herd. Most lions live in Africa, but some remain in India. The lion is over 3 m long and 1 m tall. The lion hunts and eats any large animal, except elephants, rhinos and hippos. Generally the one that hunts is the lioness.
Sea lion. Most kinds of sea lions live in packs in the ocean, along the shores. The sea lion breathes air, but it can be in the water twenty minutes. Sea lions eat fish, squid and seabirds. The sea lion measures 7 m long.
Leopard. The leopard lives alone, in the jungles of Africa and Asia. Sometimes he hides high in the trees and jumps on deer and other animals that pass below. The leopard is about 2,50 m long. The totally black skinned leopard is called a black panther.
Bobcat. The lynx is a short-tailed wild cat that lives in the forests and swamps of North America and Mexico.. Can see well in the dark and hunts most of the time at night. Eat rabbits, squirrels and even deer and wild turkeys. The lynx measures about 40 cm high.
Lobo. Wolves live in Europe, Asia and North America. They usually move and hunt in packs. The great forest wolf eats deer, moose and smaller animals. The smallest wolves, like the red wolf, eat rabbits and other small animals. The forest wolf measures 1 m tall.
Raccoon. The raccoon lives in the hollow trees and caves of the forests of North and South America. It uses its legs as hands to pick up things from the water and put food in its mouth. The raccoon is about 80 cm long. Eat frogs, turtles, snails, insects, cereals and fruits.
Spy. Most turtles are tame, but instead the kill-kill is fierce. It bites so hard that its jaws make a loud noise. The mata-mata lives in North America and some specimens have up to 70 cm long. Eat fish, insects, crabs and sea plants.
Passerby. The skunk lives in North and South America. It defends itself by releasing a foul-smelling liquid that comes out of a place near its tail. The other animals can't stand the stench and leave her alone. The skunk is the size of a cat. Eats leaves, insects, fruits, walnuts, rats and other small animals.
Spider monkey. These monkeys live in small groups in the jungles of Central America. The body of the spider monkey measures 60 cm long and its tail is longer than its body. The monkey uses its tail as another hand to go from tree to tree. The spider monkey eats insects, fruit, flowers and nuts.
Mono rhesus. The rhesus monkey lives in large groups in the forests and rocky hills of South Asia. It is a very smart and active animal. Eat leaves and fruits. Sometimes, enter gardens and orchards to steal fruit. Measures about 60 cm high.
Vice. Walruses live in herds in cold water and on ice that floats near the North Pole. The walrus eats many clams and shell animals that it pulls from the sandy bottom of the sea with its long tusks. A large male walrus is about 4 m long.
Bat. The bat is the only mammal that flies. During the day, bats sleep in caverns and other dark places. At night, They go out to eat. Most bats eat insects that they catch while flying. Some bats eat fruit. They measure from 1 5 a 20 cm long.
Nutria. Many kinds of otters live near rivers and lakes, almost in all parts of the world. Certain types of otters spend most of their lives in the sea. Sea otters eat fish, crabs, frogs and turtles. Otters are a little over 1 m long.
Ñu. The wildebeest looks big and heavy, but it is one of the fastest animals. It is as big as a burrito. Spend mornings and afternoons eating grass and drinking water. During the day, sleeps. Wildebeest live in large herds on the plains of Africa.
Orangutan. Live in small groups in the jungles of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. It moves by jumping from one branch to another of the trees with the help of its legs. The orangutan measures 1 m a 1,50 m tall. Eat fruit, flores, leaves and insects.
Oricteropo. The orichterope also called aardvark lives in Africa. It has a snout like a pig, ears like a donkey and its legs end in sharp claws. With its legs it opens the termite nests and brings them to its mouth with its long and hard tongue. The orichterope measures of 1 a 2 m long.
Platypus. The platypus is a mammal like a dog or cat. But it has a beak like a duck and lays eggs like a bird or reptile. The platypus is half a meter tall. Live near the rivers, in Australia. Eat shrimp, worms and tadpoles.
Bear. The Alaskan white bear is the largest land carnivore in existence. Measures about 3 m long. Black bear, who lives in North America and Mexico, measures little less than .2 m long. Most bears eat fruit, walnuts, fishes, insects and small animals. All bears can be dangerous, even the domesticated.
Anteater. The giant anthill lives in the grassy meadows of America. Measures about 2 m long and has a greyish brown body with a black and white marking on the throat and back. The anthill attacks termite nests and catches them with its long and strong tongue.
Panda. The giant panda looks like a black and white bear. But many scientists believe that pandas, actually, they are coatis. The giant panda lives in the mountains of southern China. Eat young bamboo plants. The giant panda measures 2 m long and 1 m tall.
Baboon. Baboons seem to always be angry. They are very fierce. Large herds of baboons live on the plains of Africa. They eat lizards, insects and roots. Sometimes they go into farms and eat everything they find. The baboon is almost 1 m tall and walks on all fours.
Pelican. The pelican lives in many parts of the world. He is a champion of fish fishing. He dives into the water with his beak open. The bag under the beak stretches and swallows water and fish. Then pour the water and eat the fish. The pelican is over 1,50 m long.
Sea pickle. This strange animal lives at the bottom of the sea. One end of your body is like a mouth. Around this mouth has many arms in the form of a bunch of leaves. With these arms it takes small plants and animals to its mouth. Sea pickles are about 30 cm long.
Lazy. The sloth lives in the warm jungles of South America. Spends most of his life hanging upside down from trees. It moves slowly through the branches, eating leaves and twigs. Very seldom goes down to the ground and only to climb other trees. The sloth is about 60 cm long.
Swordfish. Swordfish live in warm areas of the ocean. It swims among groups of minnows and kills as many as it can with its sharp tip. After, he eats all the fish he has killed. The swordfish is about 2 m long.
Red fish. Red fish live in fish tanks and ponds. They are red, orange, yellow, white and even black. Some are a few centimeters long and others are more than 30 cm. They eat worms, little insects, bread crumbs and plant pieces.
Penguin. The Penguin, more properly called a silly bird, it is a bird that cannot fly. But he's a wonderful swimmer. All penguins live in the southern part of the world. Some even live in the ice near the South Pole. The largest penguin is over 1 m long and the smallest ones 25 centimeters. They eat fish and shellfish.
Piraña. Piranhas generally swim in large groups. They are more dangerous than sharks. They rush to any animal that falls into the water and eat it, leaving nothing but bones. Piranhas live in the rivers of South America. The piranha measures 10 a 45 cm long.
Porcupine. The porcupine is well protected by long spikes called quills, that cover your whole body. American porcupines climb trees very well, but instead others cannot do it. The porcupine measures about 1 m long. Eat tree bark and roots.
Octopus. The octopus has a round body, bulging eyes and eight arms called tentacles. His mouth is like a parrot's beak. The octopus catches lobsters and other marine animals with its tentacles and destroys them with its beak. Most octopuses are the size of human hands.
Flat. Rats live in almost every part of the world. The black and gray rat eat everything and destroy a lot of food. They are vehicles of disease. The body of the black rat measures almost 20 cm long. Its thin tail is longer than its body.
Mouse. Mice live in swamps, jungles, deserts and houses, in almost all parts of the world. Most eat seeds, grain, fruit and nuts. Some eat insects; others eat other mice. Most measure from 10 a 20 cm long.
Reno. Large herds of reindeer live in the cold and remote areas of the north of the Earth. The reindeer has a thick, wide fur coat and round hooves, that help you walk through the snow. Eat grass in summer and moss in winter. The reindeer measures 1 m tall.
Rhino. The different kinds of rhinoceros live in Africa and part of Asia. The rhinoceros eats grass and leaves from bushes. Spends most of the time lying in the wet, soft mud. The white rhino is over 1,50 m tall.
Rattlesnake. The rattlesnake lives in many parts of North and South America. Has bone rattles on its tail that chime when the snake moves. The rattlesnake kills small animals with venom, and then swallows them whole. The diamondback rattlesnake is over 2 m long.
Tapir. The tapir lives in the warm jungles of South America, in Malaya and Sumatra. It has four toes on its front legs, but only three in the rear. The South American tapir is 2m long and 1 m tall. Eat plants and fruits.
Tarsier. The tarsier lives in trees of the East Indies and the Philippines. He is a great jumper and catches insects and lizards by jumping on them and catching them with his hands. The body of the tarsier measures about 1 5 cm long.
Badger. Badgers live in many parts of the world. European and Asian badgers measure close to 1 m long. Americans are smaller. The badger eats rabbits, snakes, rats and insects. He is a good fighter. If a larger animal fights the badger, badger almost always wins.
Shark. The shark is a large fish that normally lives in hot areas of the ocean. Eat small fish and anything else he can hunt, even people. The largest shark is about 1 7 m long, and eat only minnows and plants.
Tiger. Tigers live in many parts of Asia, So much in the hot southern jungles, as in the snowy forests of the north. The tiger likes to hunt and live alone. Eat deer, antelope, wild cattle and even young elephants. Most tigers are over 3 m long.
Titi. It is the smallest of the monkeys. His body measures only 10 cm long. The titi lives in the warm jungles of the Amazon, in South America. Stroll through the trees picking nuts, fruits and insects for commercials.
Top. The mole spends most of its life underground. Every day he digs tunnels to find worms and food. The mole sees with great difficulty, but hey and it smells very good. The best-known class of moles measures about 20 cm long. Moles live in North America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Tortuga. This is the land turtle. Most of these tortoises live on the Galapagos Islands, near Central America. The Galapagos tortoise is so large that a child can easily ride on its rump. Eat grass, fruit and plants. Some of these turtles have more than 100 years.
Ualaby. The ualaby belongs to the kangaroo family. It looks like a small, fat kangaroo with short legs. The ualaby mother keeps her little ones in a bag just like the kangaroo mother does. The ualaby eats leaves and plants. Lives in Australia.
Vampire. Yes, the vampire really exists. But it doesn't suck the blood. It hurts sleeping animals with its sharp teeth and licks the blood with its tongue.. The vampire measures only 7 cm long. Lives in Central and South America.
vombat. The vombat lives in Australia and Tasma-nia. It is a burrowing animal and lives in underground tunnels during the day. At night, go out to eat grass, bark and roots. Mother vombat, like the kangaroo mother, has a bag to keep her young. The vombat measures about 1 m long.
Yak. The yak belongs to the family of cows. Lives in the high regions of Tibet. There are herds of wild yaks, but the people of Tibet also have herds of domestic yaks. The wild yak has a few 2 m tall. The domestic yak is slightly smaller. The yak eats herbs.
Zorro. The little red fox lives in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa. During the day, remains in its burrow. At night, go out to hunt squirrels, rats, insects and small animals. Foxes belong to the dog family.