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Animals that Start with B

Name these animals that start with the letter B.
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Last updated: February 18, 2018
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Clue
Animal
Honey maker
Bee
Flying mammal
Bat
It could be grizzly or polar, e.g.
Bear
Close relative of the chimpanzee
Bonobo
Member of the Lynx genus
Bobcat
In America, they are called buffalo
Bison
Earlier in life it is a caterpillar
Butterfly
Hard-shelled animal
that attaches itself to ships
Barnacle
Popular sportfish with largemouth
and smallmouth varieties
Bass
Large old-world monkey
with sharp canines
Baboon
Male bovine
Bull
Clue
Animal
Burrowing mammal with a white stripe on
its head. The state animal of Wisconsin
Badger
Venomous spider with a red
hourglass on its back
Black Widow
National bird of the United States
Bald Eagle
Some varieties of this seabird have blue feet
Booby
New Guinea bird with spectacular markings
and elaborate mating displays
Bird-of-Paradise
Insect that feeds on sleeping humans
Bed Bug
Long, silvery fish with sharp teeth
Barracuda
Jellyfish which ocasionally kills
swimmers in Australia
Box Jellyfish
Wild pig
Boar
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level 44
Nov 3, 2012
Is a bluebottle a jellyfish? Those things sting...
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level 59
Nov 3, 2012
They are like jellyfish, but not quite. The sting from a box jellyfish, on the other hand, is said to be so painful, victims scream in pain even while unconscious.
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level 57
Aug 4, 2018
The pain from the sting is bad, but that is not what kills you. The venom kills the victim by causing cardiovascular collapse if you are not treated quickly enough. In North Queensland you cannot swim in the ocean for 6 months of the year because of box jellyfish. Avoid choosing river estuaries as an alternative place to swim, too. You may end up as lunch for a salt water crocodile.
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level 66
Feb 19, 2018
I believe the 'Bluebottle' is four different animals living together in harmony, also called Portuguese Man O'War.
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level 61
Aug 6, 2018
Not necessarily specifically four, but yes - a colony. They're much less venomous than a PMOW, though. They're often considered a single animal, though, because they couldn't survive alone, due to separate organs, etc...
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level 43
Nov 3, 2012
Bowerbird should also be accepted for New Guinea bird with spectacular markings and elaborate mating displays. Many have spectacular markings and have some of the most interesting mating displays of any bird.
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level 64
Oct 31, 2013
Totally agree. That was what I put in first.
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2015
Bowerbird will work now.
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level 63
Feb 26, 2018
they are both found commonly in Australia too
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level 35
Aug 9, 2018
No, bowerbirds don't have markings at all.
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level 46
Aug 27, 2018
Please look at this: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141119-the-barmy-courtship-of-bowerbirds
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level 44
Nov 3, 2012
I'm surprised not that many people know blackbird. It was one of the first ones I got!
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level 21
Nov 4, 2012
Bird should be accepted for a mammal that flies, as well as bat.
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level 28
Nov 4, 2012
Er...birds arent mammals
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level 80
Apr 5, 2013
But the clue "Flying mammal" does...
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level 10
May 2, 2013
16/20! not bad for a fifth grader. I only missed Blackbird, Bonobo, Bird-of-Paradise, & for some stupid reason, Bass!
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level 36
Dec 28, 2014
i'm a 3rd grader and i got all 20 with 1:30 left. BABOOSH!
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level 71
Aug 3, 2018
Do 3rd graders use the word BABOOSH nowadays?
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level 40
Jan 18, 2014
I am actually so mad at myself for missing "bat." You have no idea how much time I wasted trying to think of that one.
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level 71
Aug 21, 2014
"Baboon" for close chimpanzee relative?
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level 66
Aug 3, 2018
But they're not that closely related. Certainly nowhere NEAR as closely related as chimp and bonobos, anyway. Chimps and bonobos split off from each other, evolutionarily speaking, around 2.5 millions years ago, while chimps and baboons split off from each other around 28 million years ago. Heck, since humans and chimps only split off from each other around 6.5 million years ago, baboons are exactly as closely related to us as they are to chimps, and "baboon" probably wouldn't be your first choice for "close relative to humans," would it? [Source]
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level 33
Nov 23, 2014
Surely there could be a better clue than that for badger, especially for those of us who are not American
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level 52
May 19, 2015
Oh, trust me, that clue doesn't give Americans an unfair advantage. State animals aren't really common knowledge to anyone living outside of the state in question. But I agree that there are tons of other clues for badgers. Like a mascot of the yellow house of a certain School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But that would also be hard, most likely.
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2018
Added some more info for those outside the U.S.
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level 22
Jan 29, 2015
To trick people up, you should add Blob Fish.
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level 70
May 18, 2015
NICE, I had Buffalo/Bison steaks last night. AWESOME
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level 28
Nov 5, 2015
they forget the "magical" creature barbuda
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level 26
Nov 8, 2016
Add beaucoup. It's a type of pig. I LOVE BEAUCOUPS!
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level 17
Nov 29, 2016
I knew blackbird because I sang this song for a chorus concert (5th Grade)
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level 17
Nov 29, 2016
What about BLOBFISH!?!?!?!?!
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level 14
Feb 3, 2017
I really liked this one in particular :)
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level 53
Feb 16, 2017
I missed a letter and wrote "bad eagle"
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level 47
Jan 13, 2018
the bobcat isn't just a close relative of "the" lynx, it is a species of lynx, it's Lynx rufus and therefore belongs, like the canadian lynx, eurasian lynx and iberian lynx to the genus lynx.
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2018
Changed the clue
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level 70
Feb 18, 2018
Heeheehee. Booby.
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level 79
Feb 19, 2018
I've only seen the memes and didn't know the singular. "Boob" or "Boobies" wasn't accepted. Dunno why I didn't think of adding a y.
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level 69
Feb 19, 2018
I'm sad about the demise of the "Blackbird" question. What happened?
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level 66
Feb 19, 2018
Bye Bye Blackbird ........... Mort Dixon.
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level 74
Aug 3, 2018
LOL.
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level 57
Feb 24, 2018
Actually, bison and buffalo are different. And the words are interchangeable only if you are grossly misinformed. And, yes, I am American.
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level 57
Jun 19, 2018
We all know that Bison aren't technically "Buffalo." They were called Buffalo by early settlers/explorers who thought they resembled actual Buffalo and the name stuck. For the next few hundred years, the species of human who starts sentences with "Actually" or "Technically" hadn't evolved yet, so this incorrect alternate for Bison had become part of the American vernacular. This has nothing to do with being "grossly misinformed." The National Park Service will use Bison/Buffalo interchangeably, you wouldn't call them grossly misinformed, would you? Besides, "Bison Bill" would have just sounded silly.
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level 63
Feb 27, 2018
Always thought bird of paradise was a general description, not the actual name of a specific bird.
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level 63
Aug 3, 2018
I wonder if jellyfish are sad that there are no peanutbutterfish.
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level 67
Aug 3, 2018
I always think of the Magic card, and then forget it's a real animal.
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level 10
Mar 20, 2018
i am bad
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level 23
Jun 28, 2018
what about beaver? BTW this quiz is awesome
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level 30
Aug 3, 2018
I agree with MajorPlank's suggestion of beaver. For an obscure one maybe Bilby? They must be cute enough to make the list?
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level 67
Aug 3, 2018
Took me awhile to think of baboon. Their canines are not the physical feature I think most people notice about them...
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level 54
Aug 13, 2018
You don't accept boobie, boobey, bubi,bubey, or bubie?
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level 28
Sep 15, 2018
Wouldn't "birds of paradise" also work?
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