Animals that start with B

Baboon, Bass, Bat, Bear, Beaver, Bison, Blackbird, Boa, Boar, Butterfly. Introduce very young kids & toddlers to their ABC’s by exploring animals beginning with the letter B. Click the animal to hear its sound, and it’s name to hear it said out loud.

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More animals that start with the letter B

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Alphabetical list of animals that start with B

A full alphabetical list of popular animals that start with the letter B for toddlers and preschool kids.

  1. Baboon
  2. Badger
  3. Bandicoot
  4. Barnacle
  5. Barracuda
  6. Bat
  7. Bass
  8. Bear
  9. Beaver
  10. Beetle
  11. Bison
  12. Blackbird
  13. Blue Whale
  14. Boa
  15. Boar
  16. Bobcat
  17. Bullfrog
  18. Bumble Bee
  19. Butterfly

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Fun facts about animals that start with the letter B for kids


Baboons are like a group of rowdy friends that are always up to some mischief. They love to play, jump, and make loud noises. They have big, sharp teeth and pink behinds that they use to scare away predators. They also have a special skill for finding food. Baboons can open up things that we humans would have a hard time with, like nuts, seeds, and even tin cans! That's one talented monkey.


Badgers are the ultimate diggers! They love to burrow and make tunnels underground, which is where they live. They have strong legs and sharp claws that help them dig through tough dirt and rocks. Badgers are also great swimmers and can hold their breath for up to 6 minutes! That's longer than most kids can hold their breath in a swimming pool.


Bandicoots are like little ninjas that come out at night. They have sharp claws, pointy ears, and big, bright eyes that help them see in the dark. They also have a long snout that they use to dig for food, like insects and small animals. Did you know that bandicoots can jump up to 3 feet (1 meter) in the air? That's higher than most kids can jump!


Barnacles may not look like much, but they are actually very interesting creatures. They live on rocks, boats, and other surfaces in the ocean. Barnacles have a special glue that they use to attach themselves to these surfaces, which is one of the strongest glues in the world!


Barracudas are like underwater missiles! They have sleek bodies, sharp teeth, and can swim up to 27 miles per hour (43 kilometers per hour)! That's faster than most cars on the highway. Barracudas are also great hunters and love to eat fish and other small creatures. They have eyes that can see in the dark and can spot prey from far away.


Bats are like superheroes of the night! They have wings made of skin that allow them to fly, and can even fly upside down. Bats are also great at finding their way around in the dark. They use echolocation, which is like a sonar system, to find insects and other food. Did you know that some bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in just one hour? That's a lot of bugs!


Bass are like the rockstars of the water. They have a reputation for being big, bold, and always up for a fight. They are great swimmers and can jump out of the water to catch insects and other food. Bass also have a special air bladder that helps them float in the water. Did you know that the largest bass ever caught weighed over 22 pounds (10 kilograms)? That's heavier than most toddlers!


Bears are like big, cuddly teddy bears. But don't let their size fool you, they can be fierce if they need to be! Bears are great hunters and love to eat berries, nuts, and fish. They also have a special sense of smell that allows them to find food from far away. Some bears can run up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour). That's faster than most people can run!


Beavers are like construction workers of the animal kingdom. They are great at building dams and lodges out of branches, mud, and rocks. Beavers have big, strong teeth that they use to cut down trees and other materials for their homes. Did you know that beavers can hold their breath for up to 15 minutes underwater? That's longer than most kids can hold their breath!


Beetles are like tiny, armored tanks. They have hard exoskeletons that protect them from predators and the environment. Beetles come in many different shapes and sizes and can be found all over the world. There are over 400,000 different species of beetles. That's alot!


Bisons are like massive, furry cows. They are great at surviving in cold and harsh environments, like the grasslands of North America. Bisons have big, powerful bodies that can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms)! That's heavier than most cars. Their big, shaggy coats that keep them warm in the winter.


Blackbirds are like little musicians of the animal kingdom. They have beautiful black feathers and a unique singing voice. Blackbirds can sing up to 100 different songs! That's more songs than most people have on their music playlist.

Blue Whale

Blue whales are like giant submarines of the ocean. They are the largest animals on Earth and can grow up to 100 feet (30 meters) long! That's longer than a basketball court. Blue whales also have big, powerful tails that they use to swim through the water. Did you know that a blue whale's heart is the size of a small car? That's one big heart!


Boas are like master constrictors. They have strong bodies and can squeeze their prey until they can't breathe anymore. Boas come in many different colors and patterns and can be found all over the world. Some boas can grow up to 30 feet (9 meters) long. That's longer than most school buses!


Boars are like wild pigs that love to roam free. They have strong, curved tusks that they use for digging, fighting, and protecting themselves from predators. Boars are also great at finding food and can eat almost anything, like roots, fruits, and small animals. A group of boars is called a sounder. That's one noisy group of pigs!


Bobcats are like sneaky little cats that live in the wild. They have sharp claws and teeth that they use to catch their prey. Bobcats are also great at climbing trees and jumping from branch to branch. Did you know that bobcats can swim? That's one brave cat!


Bullfrogs are like big, green jumping machines. They have strong legs and can jump up to 6 feet (2 meters) in the air! That's higher than most adults can jump. Bullfrogs also have a special call that they make to attract mates. It sounds like a deep, rumbling "jug-o-rum." Bullfrogs also have big, bulging eyes that help them see in the water and on land. That's some impressive vision!

Bumble Bee

Bumble bees are like fluffy little buzzers. They have soft, fuzzy bodies that help them collect pollen from flowers. That helps make bumble bees great pollinators, which help plants grow and reproduce. Did you know that bumble bees can fly up to 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour)? That's faster than most bicycles!


Butterflies are like colorful little fairies of the animal kingdom. They have beautiful wings that come in many different colors and patterns. Butterflies are also great pollinators and help plants grow and reproduce. Some butterflies can fly up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour). That's faster than most cars in a school zone!

These animals that start with the letter B are all unique in their own way and have interesting facts that can make learning about them fun for children. From the speedy baboon to the armored beetle, children can expand their knowledge and appreciation of the animal kingdom. Which one is your favorite?

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