Some of the animals that start with the letter I include ibises, iguanas, ibexes and Indian giant squirrels. Insects are also animals. They are actually the most diverse class of animals, and over one million different species have been identified.
Another animal that begins with the letter I is the impala, which is a medium-sized African antelope. Other animals that share the same beginning letter include the Indian jackal, Indian leopard, Indian mynah, Indian peacock, Indian porcupine, Indian red admiral, Indian star tortoise, and Indian treepie, which is a small bird that is native to parts of Southeast Asia.Learn More
As of 2014, between 6 and 8 million companion animals are abandoned every year, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This figure only accounts for cats and dogs and does not include other animals kept as pets.Full Answer >
Around 2.7 million animals are adopted from animal shelters each year, as of 2014. This number represents 1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats. Around 7.6 million animals enter animal shelters in the United States each year.Full Answer >
Although scientists don't really know why dogs like to roll on dead animals, many assume it is because they are trying to mask their own scent. Other theories suggest they do it to rid themselves of an odor they find unpleasant.Full Answer >
Animals that have hard body parts, such as bones or shells, are most likely to be preserved during fossilization. These rigid materials are more durable to the forces that cause fossilization; they are more likely to survive intact or to leave imprints that later become fossilized.Full Answer >