6 animals that start with V

The animal kingdom is large and diverse. Here’s a list of all the most popular animals that begin with v.

1.Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat is scientifically known as Desmodus Rotundus. Its common name is Common Vampire Bat.

The species lives for 9 years in the wild.

  • It can reach up to 3.5 inches in height and have a wingspan of 7 1/2 inches.
  • The average bat weight is 2 ounces, but this can vary and be doubled in one feeding.
  • Vampire Bat is a carnivore, which means it eats cows, pigs and horses.
  • Most bat species were found in Mexico, Central and South America.
  • It can detect prey animals by hearing their breathing sounds.

2.Vervet monkey

  • Vervet Monkey, a small black-faced monkey, is one example.
  • This species is extremely common in East Africa.
  • Certain monkey subspecies can be silvery-grey or greenish-olive.
  • The appearance of the head, ears, hands and feet are all black. A white band at the forehead blends is also present.
  • Male species are slightly bigger than females, and can be identified easily by a red penis and a turquoise-blue stool.
  • The average avarage life expectancy is 30 years, and the average animal gestation time is 30 years.
  • Leopards, eagles, and humans are the natural predators.
  • It can grow to 400-600 millimetres long with a tail of approximately 300-500 millimetres.
  • The average avarage weight is between 3 and 5 kilograms.
  • It thrives in high bush, woodland and savanna areas.


  • Vicuna is one of the smallest species in the Camelidae family.
  • The range of South American camelids is from the Andes in southern Peru, western Bolivia and northwestern Argentina.
  • Vicuna prefers semiarid rolling pasturelands and plains between 3,500-5,750 metres.
  • Vicuna, the Peruvian national animal, appears on the Peruvian coat-of-arms.


  • Viper is one of the 200 venomous snake species in the Viper family.
  • The long hinged fangs allow for deep penetration of venom into prey. This makes it distinct from other snakes.
  • There are four types of viper snakes: Fea’s vipers, night adders (Causinae), pit vipers and pit vipers.
  • Two hollow fangs are located in front of the mouth on viper snakes and connect to a rotating maxillary bones.
  • Their pupils are oval-shaped and vertically oriented. Sizes can vary depending on species.


  • Viperfish are a marine fish belonging to the genus Chauliodus.
  • It is easily identifiable by its long, needle-like and hinged lower jaws.
  • Viperfish can grow to 30-60 cm in length and prefer to live in shallower depths (250-5,000 ft) during the day and at night.
  • It thrives in temperate and tropical waters.
  • There are many fish species that come in different colours, including black, silver and green.
  • Viperfish use its fang-like teeth and speed to trap prey it captures.


  • The small rodent vole is also known by the names field mice or meadow mice.
  • There are currently 70 known species of voles. They are well-known for their small ears and blunt noses.
  • It can grow to as high as 3”-7” in length with four legs.
  • This diet includes tubers, seeds, tree needles and bark. It also includes various green vegetation like grass, clover and insects.
  • Olives are preferred by animals to be grown in the fields.


  • The vulture is a large bird-of-prey. 23 species have been identified so far.
  • Bird species are well-known for their keen sense of smell and sight.
  • The sub-Saharan African sub-Saharan African hooded vulture, which is a crow-sized vulture of hooded size, has a wingspan only five feet.
  • Vultures can eat carrion, and they will eat any kind of meat. However, carcasses may be so rotten that it can be toxic to other animals.
  • Vultures have weak legs and feet so that they don’t carry prey back home to their chicks.