social behavior

Solitary animals

393 species

Solitary animals are those that spend a majority of their lives without others of their species, with possible exceptions for mating and raising their young. Nevertheless, when an offspring becomes independent the youngster will either leave on its own or be rejected by its parent. This trait could be because the parent no longer tolerates the presence of another of its kind or it is ready to mate again and cannot care for both its first offspring and a newborn. During a time of mating, a solitary animal tries to find a mate, and once the act is completed, the animal may repeat the mating process several times and then resume its solitary lifestyle.

Monito Del Monte
Dromiciops gliroides
Marbled Cat
Pardofelis marmorata
Sumatran Rhinoceros
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
American Crocodile
Crocodylus acutus
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Musky Rat-Kangaroo
Hypsiprymnodon moschatus
Tasmanian Pademelon
Thylogale billardierii
Marbled Polecat
Vormela peregusna
Panther Chameleon
Furcifer pardalis
Water Moccasin
Agkistrodon piscivorus
Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
Reithrodontomys raviventris
Black Mamba
Dendroaspis polylepis
Nine-Banded Armadillo
Dasypus novemcinctus
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii
Western Pygmy Possum
Cercartetus concinnus
Eastern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus undulatus
Long-Nosed Bandicoot
Perameles nasuta
Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon
Southern Tamandua
Tamandua tetradactyla
Giant Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys ingens
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus
Collared Kingfisher
Todiramphus chloris
Florida Softshell Turtle
Apalone ferox
Field Vole
Microtus agrestis
Green Iguana
Iguana iguana
Fat Sand Mouse
Psammomys obesus
European Otter
Lutra lutra
Matschie's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus matschiei
Parantechinus apicalis
Mountain Beaver
Aplodontia rufa
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Napaeozapus insignis
African Rock Python
Python sebae
Antarctic Fur Seal
Arctocephalus gazella
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
Common Nighthawk
Chordeiles minor
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah
Tragelaphus sylvaticus
Ferruginous Hawk
Buteo regalis
Puff Adder
Bitis arietans
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus