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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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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 81
May 14, 2013
Took me longer than I care to admit to come up with Polar bear...
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level 44
May 25, 2013
S'ok, same with me and porpoise.
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level 65
Aug 1, 2013
Haha, I accidentally typed in porcupine on that one. :) But I got them all eventually.
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level 56
Nov 23, 2015
Everyone needs a porpoise in life.
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level 57
Nov 23, 2015
God Dammit Barb.
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level 41
Jan 19, 2019
that's okay. I blanked on parrot for far too long.
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level 49
May 25, 2013
100% with 1:44 left. Although, there should be more acceptable spellings for piranha.
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level 65
Nov 24, 2015
Agreed. Move that h around and Allow for double Rs and Ns.
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level 36
May 25, 2013
100% with 2:45 left. Got hung up on the spelling of piranha though. /shame
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level 75
May 26, 2013
peafowl?
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level 55
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 65
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 75
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 62
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 54
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 60
May 26, 2013
3:00 left exactly, oh yeah!
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level 33
Jun 5, 2013
I really should have gotten primate... It didn't occur to me that lemurs were primates.
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level 21
May 3, 2014
Should have included prairie dog; one of my favorite rodents!
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level 55
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 70
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 59
Sep 21, 2016
Each other?
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level 49
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 55
May 20, 2014
Got them all with 3:19 left.
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level 43
Jul 9, 2014
Gave this test to my Dad; 100% with 3:02 to spare.
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level 57
Aug 25, 2014
The males are called peacocks, not peafowls. Peafowls are the females
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level 40
Nov 16, 2014
Peahens are the females. Peafowl is the collective
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level 68
May 18, 2015
No Pufferfish?
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level 45
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 67
Jan 18, 2019
Pandas, pumas, and pangolins too!
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level 59
Nov 23, 2015
I got "pig" when typing "pigeon". Lucky catch!
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level 76
Nov 23, 2015
Nice to see plankton getting some love...
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level 65
Nov 23, 2015
Did not realize that polar bears hunted in packs.
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level 67
Nov 23, 2015
"Pack ice" refers to smaller chunks of ice becoming packed together to form larger masses, which are the primary hunting grounds for polar bears.
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level 50
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 67
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 62
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 66
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 43
Jan 20, 2019
Really think type of dove would be more accurate.
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level 34
Nov 24, 2015
You should accept 'pup' for the baby dog, as well as puppy.
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level 33
Nov 24, 2015
Only one I didn't get was Peafowl, I've never heard of it and was very surprised to see that 77% of people knew it - more people got it than Polar Bear which I thought was one of the more obvious ones.
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level 45
Dec 11, 2018
Peacock is accepted
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level 62
Jul 4, 2016
Should accept Pyranha as that is how it is spelt on google
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level 66
Jan 18, 2019
All I'm getting with that spelling on Google is a brand of kayaks.
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level 70
Aug 25, 2016
Completely missed polar bear. Had my head in Antarctica - tried Orca and Leopard Seal.
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level 38
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 50
Nov 22, 2016
I kept typing in ptarmigan until I realized it said "antarctic"....
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level 38
Jan 18, 2019
I tried typing it until I realized I couldn't spell it
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level 32
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 33
Feb 9, 2017
Technically polar bears aren't pack animals, they are solitary apart from when females have cubs
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level 59
Apr 23, 2017
That's what I thought!
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level 67
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 53
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 70
Oct 17, 2017
Pterodactyl would be tricky.
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level 45
Dec 11, 2018
Oooo yea I like it!
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level 27
Feb 13, 2018
You should allow phytoplankton as well as just plankton. It applies...
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level 46
Mar 1, 2018
"Phytoplankton" should be acceptable, for the people who overthink things
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level 67
Jan 18, 2019
Phytoplankton is, as the name says, a type of plant, not an animal.
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level 67
Jul 6, 2018
Write 500 times P I R A N H A ........
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level 20
Dec 11, 2018
How is Panda not on here?
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level 38
Jan 18, 2019
I've never been kissed by a prairie dog :(
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level 62
Jan 18, 2019
Puffins' beaks aren't bright orange - they're red and blue
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level 21
Jan 18, 2019
Panda??
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level 58
Jan 20, 2019
Bird on a pirate's shoulder: Pauly
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level 53
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 36
Jan 24, 2019
Come on - the juvenille dog is a pup - not puppy. We're not in kindergarten...
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