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30 Types of Animals With 4 Letters (Pictures)

Coming up with animals with an extensive list of animals with 4 letters in their name is not easy. Sure, you think it’s only 4 letters, how hard can it be? Harder than you think, so we have saved you the trouble. We have compiled a list of 30 animals with 4 letters in their name’s. You’ve probably heard of the majority of the following animals, but a few you may have never thought of for this list.

30 Animals With 4 Letters

Mammals, amphibians, fish, and insects have all made the list. Keep reading for a list of 30 animals with 4 letters.

1. Vole

Vole is damaging the roots | Image by Eveline de Bruin from Pixabay

The vole is a small burrowing rodent that is found in North America. They are sometimes called meadow mice or field mice. Voles eat roots and bulbs underground.

2. Pika

Pika are small, rodent-like animals that live in cold mountainous regions in rocks and crevices. They are closely related to rabbits and hares.

3. Ibex

Alpine ibex
Alpine ibex | Image by Sergio Cerrato – Italia from Pixabay

The Ibex is a mountain-dwelling goat that is native to Europe, Eurasia, and Africa. They’re characterized by their long, curved horns. These horns can grow up to two feet in length.

4. Lion


The largest of all the cats in the world, lions are very social animals and live in groups called prides. A pride of lions can have up to 30 members.

5. Mole

Mole and its tunnel
Mole and its tunnel | Image by Dirk (Beeki®) Schumacher from Pixabay

Moles are small, burrowing animals that are found on every continent except South America and Antarctica. Their bodies are adapted for life underground and digging.

6. Deer

White-tailed Deer female
White-tailed Deer female | image by Florida Fish and Wildlife via Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0

There are 43 species of deer around the world. Deer have adapted to have incredible sight and hearing to avoid predators. They can also run fast and jump high over obstacles like fences.

7. Seal

Brown fur seals sunbathing
Brown fur seals sunbathing | image by Bernard DUPONT via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Seals are semiaquatic mammals. They spend the majority of their time in the water but must return to land or ice to rest, give birth, and nurse their young.

8. Bear

Brown Bear
Image by Robert Balog from Pixabay

Bears are found in the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. They are omnivorous and eat both plants and animals.

9. Wolf

Wolf standing in snow
Wolf standing in snow | Image by 942784 from Pixabay

The wolf is a very social animal. It lives in packs with other wolves. The pack hunts together and shares prey when they kill.

10. Orca

Killer Whales Qrcas
Orcas breaching

The orca, also known as the killer whale, is a large marine mammal that is easily recognizable by its black-and-white coloration. They are known to be very intelligent and social animals.

11. Moth

Luna moth
Image by Naturelady from Pixabay

Moths are flying insects often seen at night and are attracted to light or flames. They are an important food source for many animals like bats, birds, frogs, and spiders.

12. Wasp

Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp | image by Insects Unlocked via Flickr

Wasps are commonly found in gardens and trees. They are characterized by their long, thin bodies and their black and yellow stripes. They can also pack a painful sting.

13. Worm

Worm on the ground
Worm on the ground | image by Groman123 via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Worms are often found in soil. They help to aerate the soil and break down organic matter.

Worms can range in size from very small to very large. Some species can grow several feet long!

14. Flea

Ground nesting bird flea
Ground nesting bird flea | image by Olha Schedrina via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 4.0

Fleas are small, wingless insects that are known for their ability to jump long distances. They are parasites that live off of blood. They can be a nuisance to both pets and humans.

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15. Tick


Ticks are small, parasitic creatures that attach themselves to the skin of animals. They feed on the animal’s blood.

16. Frog

Gliding Frog sticking on bamboo
Gliding Frog sticking on bamboo | image by Rushen via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Frogs are amphibians that can be found all over the world. They eat insects and other small animals.

Frogs lay eggs in water that hatch into tadpoles. Tadpoles grow to become frogs.

17. Newt

Rough-Skinned Newt crawling on dried leaves
Rough-Skinned Newt crawling on dried leaves | image by USFWS – Pacific Region via Flickr

The newt is a small amphibian with a long, slender body. Its skin is smooth and moist. They live in damp environments such as ponds, streams, and marshes.

18. Toad

Credits: Alabama Extension via Flickr

Toads tend to be Earth-toned and have warty skin. They typically live in drier areas than frogs. Toads often hide in burrows or crevices.

19. Wren

Zapata wren perched on a twig
Zapata wren perched on a twig | image by Dominic Sherony via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Wrens are small birds that have a variety of complex calls and songs. There are 88 species around the world. They eat insects, seeds, spiders, and small frogs and lizards.

20. Ibis

White ibis
White ibis | Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay

The Ibis is a wading bird that is found in warm climates all over the world. They have long, curved beaks that they use to pick food out of the mud.

21. Hawk

Short-tailed hawk
Short-tailed hawk | image by Brandon Trentler via Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Hawks are birds of prey known as raptors. They have sharp, hooked beaks and powerful talons and are known for their keen eyesight. They use this to spot their prey from high up in the sky.

22. Crow

Black crows
Black crows

Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and their ability to solve complex problems. They have also been known to mimic the sounds of other animals and humans.

23. Kiwi

kiwi flightless bird
kiwi | image by Judi Lapsley Miller via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY 4.0

The kiwi is a small, flightless bird that is native to New Zealand. They are very shy birds and only come out at night.

24. Rhea

Greater rhea on a grassland
Greater rhea on a grassland | image by Dominic Sherony via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Rhea are large birds that are native to South America. They’re related to the ostrich and the emu. The rhea is a flightless bird that has long legs and can run very fast.

25. Duck

Duck and babies
Duck and babies | image: Pixabay.com

The duck is a waterbird with webbed feet. Ducks are found in both fresh and saltwater and can fly and swim. They are social animals and travel in flocks during migration.

26. Clam

Giant Clam underwater
Giant Clam underwater Image by kriscashman from Pixabay

The clam is a type of shellfish that lives in both fresh and salt water. It has a hard, protective shell that it uses to keep predators away and to help it stay hidden from its prey.

27. Crab

Fiddler Crab
Fiddler Crab Sheila Shafer-Roberson from Pixabay

Crabs are animals that live in both fresh and saltwater environments. They have a hard shell that protects their bodies. They also have two large claws they use for grabbing food.

28. Tuna

Bluefin Tuna
image by National Marine Sanctuaries via Flickr

Tuna are large fish known for their speed and agility. They are an important food source for humans and are commonly consumed as sushi or canned tuna.

29. Bass

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass | image by Oak Ridge National Laboratory via Flickr | CC BY 2.0

The bass is a fish that is found in freshwater environments. It is a popular target for sport fishermen, as it is known to put up a good fight when caught.

30. Tang

Royal blue tang underwater
Royal blue tang underwater | image by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters via Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Tang is a colorful fish that lives in the ocean around reefs and coral beds. They are very fast swimmers to avoid predators. The most famous tang was Dory from “Finding Nemo.”