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Animals that Start with P

Name these animals that start with the letter P.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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First submittedOctober 10, 2012
Times taken72,616
Average score75.0%
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Clue
Animal
Flightless bird that survives
Antarctic winters
Penguin
Pack ice hunter
Polar Bear
Farm animal featured in Babe
Pig
Shrimp
Prawn
Dove
Pigeon
Baby dog
Puppy
First day of Christmas gift
Partridge
Water bird with a throat pouch
Pelican
Order of mammals that includes
monkeys, apes and lemurs
Primate
Very long type of snake
Python
Clue
Animal
Bird on a pirate's shoulder
Parrot
Relative of whales and dolphins
Porpoise
Black jaguar or leopard
Panther
"Kissing" rodent of the Great Plains
Prairie Dog
Duck-billed, egg-laying mammal
Platypus
Males have "eyes" on their feathers
Peafowl
Sharp-toothed South American river fish
Piranha
Rodent covered with defensive quills
Porcupine
Type of auk with a bright orange beak
Puffin
The tiny organisms at the bottom
of the ocean's food chain
Plankton
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Level 92
May 14, 2013
Took me longer than I care to admit to come up with Polar bear...
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Level 37
May 25, 2013
S'ok, same with me and porpoise.
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Level 71
Aug 1, 2013
Haha, I accidentally typed in porcupine on that one. :) But I got them all eventually.
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2015
Everyone needs a porpoise in life.
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2015
God Dammit Barb.
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2019
that's okay. I blanked on parrot for far too long.
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Level 59
May 25, 2013
100% with 1:44 left. Although, there should be more acceptable spellings for piranha.
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Level 60
Nov 24, 2015
Agreed. Move that h around and Allow for double Rs and Ns.
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Level 82
May 26, 2013
peafowl?
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Level 66
May 26, 2013
That's the sexless name for the bird. A peacock is a male and a peahen is a female.
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Level 71
Aug 1, 2013
But the clue is explicitly about the male. I think they're just censoring the word cock... :P
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Level 82
Nov 23, 2015
I suppose it's the plumage of the male bird that is really famous, and it's always the male that is pictured, so we get used to seeing peacock all the time.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2019
The male is explicitly mentioned in the clue to give a hint to the species as a whole. It's not asking specifically for the name of the males.
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Level 61
Jan 18, 2019
@Zefyrinus it doesn't say just the male though, it merely mentions that the males have "eyes" on their wings. it's asking for the species, peafowl, not the male, peacock. if it was, it would have omitted the "males have" altogether.
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Level 35
Jun 23, 2019
Only the peacock (male) of the peafowl have the 'eyes' on the feathers - the Peahen does not. So it's asking specifically about the male as the question does not apply to the Peahen.
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2022
It says males of this animal have the feather eyes, not this animal does.
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Level 68
May 26, 2013
3:00 left exactly, oh yeah!
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Level 32
Jun 5, 2013
I really should have gotten primate... It didn't occur to me that lemurs were primates.
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Level 19
May 3, 2014
Should have included prairie dog; one of my favorite rodents!
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Level 48
May 20, 2014
And have a clue about cubicle workers!
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2015
Added prairie dog!
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Level 37
May 21, 2023
add panda and pangolin while you're at it ;)
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Level 69
Feb 26, 2016
I'm confused, and I'm from a town full of prairie dogs. Who do they supposedly kiss?
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Level 63
Sep 21, 2016
Each other?
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Level 60
Jan 20, 2019
Pity you added prairie dog - the only one I didn't know. What's the 'kissing rodent' thing??
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Level 48
May 20, 2014
Got them all with 3:19 left.
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Level 36
Jul 9, 2014
Gave this test to my Dad; 100% with 3:02 to spare.
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Level 67
Aug 25, 2014
The males are called peacocks, not peafowls. Peafowls are the females
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Level 43
Nov 16, 2014
Peahens are the females. Peafowl is the collective
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Level 35
Jun 23, 2019
Yup Beefcake. Peafowl is the collective.
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Level 78
May 18, 2015
No Pufferfish?
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2018
Or pachyderms, or praying mantis or pony or pheasant. Etc there are so many animals, you cant include them all in one quiz.

But I must say im in favor of pufferfish, just like that word.

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Level 66
Jan 18, 2019
Pandas, pumas, and pangolins too!
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Level 67
May 1, 2019
Oo pangolin that is a good one, only heard of that when i was older. And im sure i wouldnt have gotten it.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2015
I got "pig" when typing "pigeon". Lucky catch!
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Level 86
Nov 23, 2015
Nice to see plankton getting some love...
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Level 66
Nov 23, 2015
Did not realize that polar bears hunted in packs.
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2021
Don't know if this is sarcastic, but what the question is referring to is packed ice which is a form of condensed ice found in the arctic where polar bears live. Polar bears are solitary animals except for a mother with her cubs!
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Level 46
Nov 23, 2015
Surely a pigeon is a different animal to a dove. 'Similar to a Dove' might be a better clue
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2016
In general, the terms "dove" and "pigeon" are used somewhat interchangeably. The family Columbidae consists of hundreds of different species of doves or pigeons.
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2018
Pigeons are also called rock doves.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2019
That's one species of the family that consists of all pigeons and doves. There are more species called pigeons.
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2019
Nope, they're pretty much interchangeable. The distinction between them is sometimes color (white: dove, not white: pigeon), sometimes size (small: dove, large: pigeon), and sometimes wholly colloquial.
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Level 49
Jan 20, 2019
Really think type of dove would be more accurate.
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2020
Doves and pigeons are different creatures in my mind. Imagine my disappointment not to be rewarded for "paloma"!
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Level 61
Jul 4, 2016
Should accept Pyranha as that is how it is spelt on google
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2019
All I'm getting with that spelling on Google is a brand of kayaks.
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Level 82
Aug 25, 2016
Completely missed polar bear. Had my head in Antarctica - tried Orca and Leopard Seal.
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Level 57
Sep 25, 2016
I honestly mixed up Panther and Puma. Ikept typing in Puma like "Why isn't this working?? :/"
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2016
I kept typing in ptarmigan until I realized it said "antarctic"....
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Level 48
Jan 18, 2019
I tried typing it until I realized I couldn't spell it
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Level 29
Dec 8, 2016
95% of the people who missed Prairie Dog (myself included) probably just couldn't figure out how to spell "Prairie". I had no idea there was an i after the a.
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Level 31
Feb 9, 2017
Technically polar bears aren't pack animals, they are solitary apart from when females have cubs
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2017
That's what I thought!
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Level 71
Apr 28, 2017
The question doesn't refer to animals that hunt in a pack, rather it means an animal that hunts on the "PACK ICE"... ..... which is the floating sea-ice cover of the polar regions.
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2019
yes Malbaby, but it's misleading language when applied to wildlife. the way it's written very much makes it sound like this animal hunts in packs, which it doesn't.
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2021
I agree that the question could be worded differently, to avoid misunderstandings.
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Level 84
Oct 17, 2017
Pterodactyl would be tricky.
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2018
Oooo yea I like it!
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Level 25
Feb 13, 2018
You should allow phytoplankton as well as just plankton. It applies...
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Level 54
Mar 1, 2018
"Phytoplankton" should be acceptable, for the people who overthink things
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2019
Phytoplankton is, as the name says, a type of plant, not an animal.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2018
Write 500 times P I R A N H A ........
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Level 26
Dec 11, 2018
How is Panda not on here?
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Level 48
Jan 18, 2019
I've never been kissed by a prairie dog :(
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Level 65
Jan 18, 2019
Puffins' beaks aren't bright orange - they're red and blue
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Level 45
Jan 18, 2019
Panda??
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Level 65
Jan 20, 2019
Bird on a pirate's shoulder: Pauly
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2019
any chance you could ease up on the spelling? i tried "porpus" and "porpous..." just couldn't remember how it was spelled. also that clue about polar bears is a bit misleading... makes it sound like you're suggesting this animal hunts in packs, which it doesn't.
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2019
Come on - the juvenille dog is a pup - not puppy. We're not in kindergarten...
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Level 79
Dec 14, 2020
My best performance in this series; only missed the auk.
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Level 36
Dec 15, 2020
The panther (cougar, mountain lion, painter, etc.) is never black. Melanistic jaguars and leopards are mistakenly called panthers (by Marvel, and others), but there is no such thing as a black panther.
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2020
"Panther" is a generic term which encompasses many different types of animals including leopards and jaguars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_panther

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Level 50
Feb 25, 2021
Well, yet again, Wikipedia is incorrect.
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Level 20
Mar 18, 2021
Pufferfish is not included
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2021
First day of Christmas..
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Level 47
Dec 26, 2021
My true love gave to me...
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2021
For shrimp I was like shrimp poppers I wanna eat some of those
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2021
Physeter (sperm whale) is also a relative of whales and dolphins.
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Level 36
Sep 16, 2021
How is a dove a pigeon?
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2021
Kissing rodent? Never heard them called that. That threw me off.
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Level 34
May 21, 2022
I'm surprised there is no Panda.

Anyway lots of interesting animals with P; Panda, Pangolin, Pufferfish, Puma, etc.

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Level 36
Aug 3, 2022
Accept payara for sharp tooth South American river fish?
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2023
I thought that the shrimp one was pistol shrimp and was wondering for a while if i spelled it correctly lol