Animals That Start With The Letter V | With Pictures

Animals That Start with V is varied and spread all over the world. You can find the exotic and unique animals with V. There are dangerous animals that venomous and find in all over the world such as Viper or the exotic animals such as Vampire Bat that sucking blood from their prey.

Which one that you most love it? There subtropical bird that beautiful and the cutest rabbit that also endangered and as human, we need to protect and conserve this natural heritage.

There are some that live in their native and some are spread in over the world. Here is the list of an animal with V letter that you can find when visiting the countries.

1. Vulture

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Vulture is the bird that lives in tropics and subtropics. There are 7 species include in New World vultures and there are 15 Old World Species. Some of the member from Old World vulture and the entire member New World Vulture have a bare head. This bare head will prevent the feathers that matting the, when they are, reaches the insides of carcasses.

Most of vultures’ member have the big pouch in the throat and this bird able to go in long periods without food. This bird has high adaptation with feast and famine scavenging life. This bird is widely spread but the bird is absent in most of the oceanic island and in Australia.

Most of vultures’ member are inhabit in open country and often roosting in groups in areas of tall trees, cliffs and in the ground.

2. Vole

Vole is the small rodents that like a mouse that classified into a family of criticidae. Vole lives in wide range habitats start from sea levels into high mountains. In North America, the voles’ habitat ranges from Alaska southward into the Mexico mountains and in Guatemala. In Eurasia areas, the vole can be found in the British Isles and across to Asia and Europe, Japan, China and Taiwan.

The African voles are only found in coastal Libya that located in an isolated population. The habitat of voles is treeless tundra, prairies; several types of forests include the cloud, coniferous and deciduous, semi-deserts, alpine and subalpine meadows, and steppes. Some of the species of vole are nocturnal, some are diurnal and some others are active during night and day.

3. Vicuna

Vicuna is the smallest species of camelids. Vicuna is subspecies of the camel that closely to a llama, guanaco, and alpaca. Most of the vicuña subspecies are found in Peru. The smaller number of vicuna can found in Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

Vicuna is a wild animal and temperaments. The life expectancy is about 15-20 years old. The shoulder height is about 90cm and the weight can reach up to 50kg. When this animal is in danger, the camel will emit high and clear whistle.

Vicuna has been hunted and killed for their wool and meat. Vicuna is protected in South America countries. Vicuna will mark their boundaries territories with communal dung heaps. This animal travel in small bands females and will lead by a male that will defend the territory.

4. Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat is the small species of bat. This species is native to tropics in South America and Central. There are 3 sub-species that known as sub-species of Vampire Bat, there are common Vampire Bat, White-winged Vampire Bat, and hairy legged Vampire Bat.

The Vampire Bat is able to adapt to the climate if humid and dry. Different from most of the bats where they are nocturnal, the Vampire Bat is active and spends the daylight roosting in caves, mines, hollow trees and in a derelict building that can reach up 1000 in a colony.

The Vampire Bat is only fed blood that taken from animals that have warm blood and this takes about 25 ml of blood per minute.  The Vampire Bat is the only one knows mammals that feed on blood.

5. Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkey is included as Old World Classification. Vervet Monkey has a unique appearance that separates them from other types of Monkey that found in the world. The Vervet Monkey has white fringing on their black face that make this type of monkey identified differently from another monkey.  

The rest of their body is with gray shade and the males typically larger than their females. The males can reach 8-18 pounds and females are weight about 7-12 pounds, approximately they can reach up 1 ½ foot long. The habitation of Vervet Monkey is spread over to areas in Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and other common areas.

These monkeys are not found in the western part. This is animals that very social and each group considers can reach 40 members. They are highly adaptable and able to live in cultivable areas and in terrain areas.


6. Volcano Rabbit

Volcano rabbit is the second smallest rabbit in around the world. The body length is range from 23-32cm and the weight and reaches 600 grams. The volcanic rabbit is able to found on volcanic slopes in Mexico. The rabbit has restricted range and most of it live in pine forests. 

They live in a group of 2-5 rabbits and them mainly active at dawn to evenings. They have short legs and aware danger with their high pitched whistles when danger comes. The lifespan is 7-9 years old.

Volcanic rabbit is considered an endangered species. The pine forests of volcano rabbit’s inhabitant are frequently compromised for development of agricultural fields, human structures expansion, and also excessive grazing as livestock animals.

7. Viper

Viper is the venomous snake that belongs to 2 groups, Old World Viper and Pit Vipers. This snake eats smaller animals and hunts their prey by the strike and envenoming them. Viper snake is characterized by a pair of hollow, long and venom-injecting fangs that attached to the movable bones in the upper jaws.

This snake can reach length less than 25 cm (Namaqua dwarf viper in southern Africa) and the  3 meters lengthy in bushmaster species in Central America and Amazon basin. Viper is able to found in around the world and exception areas in Australia, New Zealand, North of Arctic circle, island cluster such as Hawaii, and Madagascar.

Viper found in northern and colder climates. Viper can rotate their fangs together or independent. They can open their mouth 180 degrees. This wide open makes them able to fold their fangs when this is not in use.

8. Virginia Opossum

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Virginia Opossum is a marsupial that found in North America and also known as North America Opossum. This marsupial is only found in North of Mexico. This animal is solitary and nocturnal and the size is likely as domestic cat size.

The male Virginia Opossum can reach up to 100 cm total length and the females about 72cm. the Virginia Opossum is the member of their genus that stores body fat and old males can exceed to 6 kg in the fall season.

The lifespan from the Virginia Opossum is very short. The most reproductive females are average under a year of age and there are only a few amounts that can live long enough for the breed in their second year. The oldest documented Virginia Opossum is able to live 3 years old from Maryland.

9. Violet-Eared Waxbill

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Violet-Eared Waxbill is also known as Common Grenadier. This bird is easy to distinguish from the bird with the distinctive rump and purple face. This bird is living in tropical and subtropical areas include in shrubland and savannahs across in southern Africa including in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, and Angola.  

This is the species from least Concern that has successful breeding and amount of the population that are stable. This bird is tending to live in an environment that has a dry thorn brush and the open acacia woods. The bird is love in pairs. The bird is 5.5 inches length and the female have narrower and paler band in their forehead.

10. Verreaux’s Siffaka

11. Velvet Asity

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Velvet Asity is a large bird and able to found in rainforest belt in Madagascar. This is able to find in adjacent secondary forests on less than 400 meters and above 1600 meters elevation.  The species is included as Least Concern where the populations are stable.  The measurement is 14-16 cm length, with plump and rounded tailless, short legs and de-curved bill.

12. Variegated Squirrel

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Variegated Squirrel is the well- known critters in Central America. The squirrel is known in large and variable extreme species. The Variegated Squirrel is an inhabitant in dry deciduous, secondary growth, plant areas, and evergreen forests.

This squirrel is common in open woodland rather than in inside of mature forests.  Variegated Squirrel is widespread in Central America, from southern Mexico into central Panama. The lifespan is 8-12 years in wild habitat and up to 23 years in the captivity.

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