Octopuses, orangutans, ocelots and ostriches are examples of animals that start with the letter "o." Common octopuses live in tropical and temperate oceans around the world, while orangutans are primarily concentrated in tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Ocelots roam the rain forests and scrublands of North, Central and South America, and ostriches spend their time grazing in the deserts and savannas of Africa.Know More
The common octopus is a shell-less cephalopod with eight limbs containing multiple suckers. These predatory creatures often live in concealed den holes and collect stones or shells for protection. Octopuses are territorial and nocturnal, emerging at night to hunt prey.
Orangutans are great apes with long arms used to swing between trees and prehensile feet that can grasp objects. Orangutans make nests in trees as they search for insects, fruits and bird eggs to feast on. Dominant males typically establish a territorial range and use a roaring call to discourage male intruders.
Ocelots are nocturnal felines known for their golden coats, spots and banded tails. Ocelots rest in trees and use their heightened senses to spot rodents, birds, reptiles, deer and other prey. Female ocelots build dens in caves and thickets to protect their young, while adult males remain in their own territory after mating.
Ostriches have long necks with small heads and thick eyelashes. These omnivorous birds eat plants, seeds, reptiles and rodents, digesting rough textures with ease. Although they can't fly, ostriches can run as fast as 43 miles per hour.Learn more about Zoology
The top 10 endangered animals in the world, as of December 2014, are the ivory-billed woodpecker, Amur leopard, Javan rhino, numbat, northern sportive lemur, western lowland gorilla, saola, leatherback sea turtle, tiger and the Chinese giant salamander. Other critically endangered species include the mountain gorilla, northern right whale and the kakapo parrot.Full Answer >
Many types of animals live in arid and semi-arid climates around the world, including bighorn sheep and lizards, scorpions and kangaroo rats. Camels can store water for periods of drought, and the sidewinder snake uses sand to enable it to move with quick wiggling motions.Full Answer >
The top ten slowest animals in the world, ranging from fastest to slowest, are the manatee, Gila monster, nematode, seahorse, slug, koala bear, giant tortoise, garden snail, starfish and three-toed sloth. The three-toed sloth's top speed is 0.003 miles per hour.Full Answer >
Animals whose names start with the letter "v" include vampire bats, voles and vervet monkeys. The most well-known type of vampire bat lives in Central America.Full Answer >