Animals Starting With I

Animals Starting With I

Animals are some of the most intelligent organisms on the planet. We’ll discuss some animals in this post, starting with the letter i.

1. Impala

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The impala is a medium-sized antelope of the genus Tragelaphus. It is native to Africa but can also be found in parts of Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Impala is a member of the same family as gazelles and deer.

Impalas are known for their long prehensile nose, slender body, and large ears. They have three toes on each foot and two hooves on each foot. The color of an impala’s coat can vary depending on where it lives, but they all have black or brown fur with white underbellies, legs, face, and
tail. Impalas are usually between 3 feet 5 inches and 7 feet tall at the shoulder, depending on the species’ size.

2. Iguana

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Iguana is a lizard found in tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America, from Mexico to Brazil. They have been known to reach up to 2 meters (6.5 ft) in length, but the average adult is around 1 meter (3 ft). The iguana’s body is covered with tiny scales, and its limbs are

The iguanas’ diet consists mainly of insects, fruit, leaves, and flowers. They spend most of their lives on branches or rocks near water sources. A male will mate with a female during the spring/summer months. After mating, females lay several eggs, which they protect until they hatch.

The young hatch after 30 days and can fend for themselves within two months.

3. Ivory Gull

Ivory Gulls are medium-sized seabirds that nest in colonies on remote islands. They feed on fish and invertebrates, and their diet includes small crustaceans, mollusks, and worms.

These birds have grey or white bodies with black markings on their wings and tails. The wings are rounded at the tips but pointed at the ends. Ivory Gulls have a black head with a pink beak and a long, thin bill (See below).

The female Ivory Gull lays an average of two eggs per breeding season.

Both parents sit on the eggs, keeping them warm until they hatch about four weeks later. The chicks remain in the nest for another three weeks after hatching before they leave to begin using their nests.

4. Inland Taipan

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The Inland Taipan is a venomous snake. It has a triangular head, which is wider than it is long. There are two rows of scales on its belly, which are smooth and shiny.

It has smooth scales on its back, with small bumps. The Inland Taipan has a black-brown or brown body with dark brown
crossbands along it. The Inland Taipan has a dark stripe down its back that runs from the base of its tail to its head.

The Inland Taipan can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh up to 23 pounds.

The average adult Inland Taipan will eat mammals, birds, and other snakes. It lives in open grasslands near water sources in Australia’s inland regions, where it hunts for food during the day and hides out during the night.

5. Italian Greyhound

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The Italian Greyhound is a medium-sized dog with a long, lean body and a short coat that is either smooth or rough. The head is triangular with a pointed muzzle, and the eyes are large and round. The ears are small and placed close to the head.

The neck has a slight arch, and the chest should be muscular with well-developed forelegs. The tail has a thick base tapering to a point at the tip, which can be curled over the back or carried straight up.

The Italian Greyhound has webbed toes on all four feet, which helps in swimming and jumping. This breed has an average life span of 12 – 15 years.

Their size makes them ideal for racing because they can run faster than other breeds while also having less chance of injury due to their lighter weight compared to others like Labrador Retrievers, who tend to weigh more than them.

6. Indochinese Tiger

The Indochinese tiger is found in the Indochinese Peninsula and surrounding Cambodia and northern Vietnam.

The Indochinese tiger has a pale chest with a dark stripe running from the shoulders to the belly. It also has many spots on its back, head, and tail. The strips are usually dimmer than other tigers because they are more relaxed in color.

The Indochinese tiger is smaller than other tigers and weighs between 70 to 100 pounds (about 30 to 45 kilograms). Its length ranges from 6 feet (1.8 meters) to 7 feet (2 meters).

Indochinese tigers have longer legs than other tigers and may have more trouble walking on flat ground due to their shorter stride length than other tigers. They also have shorter necks than other tigers, making them easier prey for cougars because they can sneak up on them without being noticed before it’s too late.

7. Indian Palm Squirrel

The Indian Palm Squirrel is a small species of squirrel found in the tropical rainforests of India. It is also known as the Palm Squirrel and is one of India’s most common squirrel species.

The Indian Palm Squirrel has a grey body with a black mask around its eyes and black stripes on its back and tail. It has short fur, thick at the base and thinning up towards the top. The tail is bushy and black, with a white tip. The underbelly is white with black spots, while the upper parts are grey or brownish-grey with darker markings. The ears are extensive, broad at the base, and pointing forwards.

Indian Palm Squirrels live in small family groups or “communities” of around ten individuals. They are arboreal animals that spend most of their time in trees, sometimes even sleeping high above ground level!

They have been known to climb down from trees to eat fruit from those trees if needed. The Indian Palm Squirrel uses its powerful hind legs to clamber up tree trunks, but it will also use its front limbs to reach out for food if necessary.

8. Indian Star Tortoise

The Indian star tortoise is a medium-sized tortoise that looks similar to the common eastern or red-footed tortoise. They have a small head and neck, large eyes, and a long tail. Their shell is smooth and brightly colored with a yellowish tone.

Indian star tortoises are omnivores, eating both plants and animals. They eat almost anything from grasses to fruits, leaves, roots, insects, snails, and even other reptiles! They will also eat crickets if they are available.

Indian star tortoises can live up to 50 years in captivity but usually live between 20-30 years in the wild due to habitat loss and poaching.

9. Ibex

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The ibex (pronounced “ib’ex”) is a wild goat found in the mountainous regions of Europe.

Ibexes are one of the largest species of goats, with males growing to over 1.2 meters (4 feet) tall at the shoulder and weighing up to 220 kilograms (420 pounds).

Females are slightly smaller than males, and both sexes can live for up to 20 years.

Ibexes have long necks and legs, which help them reach the high alpine vegetation where they live. They also have huge ears that help them hear predators approaching from above or behind them in steep terrain.

Like other goats, ibexes have horns that curve backward at the tips and end in tufts of hair called “tushes.” These tushes protect them from predators such as wolves and bears, who like to eat ibexes because they taste similar to deer.

10. Indri

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The indri is a small monkey native to the forests of South Asia. The name refers to its characteristic black face, contrasting with its white throat and hands.

Indris range in size from 30 cm (1 ft) to 1.6 m (5 ft). They have long tails that they use as rudders while swimming and leaping through trees. Their faces are bare except for a patch of hair on their foreheads, behind which they have large eyes, covered by nictitating membranes (protective
third eyelids) to protect them from water.

Their bodies are soft fur, ranging from golden yellow to brownish or blackish. The tail is long and thin and is used for steering while swimming through water or grasping branches overhead. The species is highly social, living in large groups of up to 20 individuals that defend territories
overlain by scent marks on trees.

11. Indian Elephant

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The Indian Elephant is one of the most majestic creatures on earth. This animal is also known as the Asian elephant and lives in India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. They are large animals that can reach up to 12 feet tall and weigh 6 tons.

They have a long trunk that they use to root through trees and eat leaves, branches, twigs, and bark. They are excellent swimmers and do not drown easily when caught in shallow rivers or lakes because they have webbed feet. They also have strong back legs, allowing them to walk long
distances without falling.

The Indian Elephant’s diet consists mainly of fruits like mangoes, bananas, figs, and breadfruit. However, they will eat grasses and other plants if they need to survive during droughts or famine conditions. They drink water from streams but also like to bathe in ponds or pools
whenever possible because it helps keep their skin soft and smooth.

12. Indian Rhinoceros

The Indian rhinoceros is one of three species of rhinoceros. It is one of the largest terrestrial mammals and the largest terrestrial animals in general. This species is native to India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

The Indian rhinoceros has a black or dark brown coat with white patches on its belly and a small horn that can grow up to 3 feet (0.9 m) long in males. The females do not have horns or as much body hair as the males; they are smaller than both sexes of African rhinos. The Indian rhino is often called “the unicorn of the forest.”

13. Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is a small to medium-sized dog that comes in short and long-haired varieties. The breed was initially bred in Ireland, where it was used to hunt waterfowl and pheasants. The name “Irish Water Spaniel” originates from an island retriever.

The Irish Water Spaniel is an active, intelligent dog with a good temperament. It can be stubborn sometimes, but this can also make it a good watchdog or companion dog for someone who wants to spend time outdoors.

14. Ivory-billed woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker is a large, colorful, black-and-white bird with a red crest. It’s the only genus Campephilus and one of two members of the Campephilidae family (the other is the red-cockaded woodpecker).

The ivory-billed woodpecker is found in the southeastern United States from Florida to Texas and east through most of Mississippi.

15. Irish Doodle

The Irish Doodle is a small breed of dog that originated in Ireland. It is small, compact, and has a curly or wavy coat in various colors and patterns. The Irish Doodle is an intelligent breed that needs training because it tends to be stubborn.

The Irish Doodle has a short, smooth coat with a soft undercoat and straight hard hair on top. The body is compact and robust, with strong shoulders and legs. They have medium-length necks and are well-balanced but not heavy dogs.

The head is wedge-shaped, with large round eyes that give them their nickname of “doodles.” The ears are pointed at the tip but not too wide at the base. Irish Doodles have a long tail that comes up over their back when they are excited or playing.