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.

Western Rattlesnake
Crotalus oreganus
Azara's Agouti
Dasyprocta azarae
Broad-Footed Mole
Scapanus latimanus
Mexican Beaded Lizard
Heloderma horridum
Mangrove Snake
Boiga dendrophila
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus adamanteus
Scarlet Kingsnake
Lampropeltis elapsoides
Pekania pennanti
Eastern Indigo Snake
Drymarchon couperi
Aesculapian Snake
Zamenis longissimus
Sonoma Chipmunk
Neotamias sonomae
Oriental Ratsnake
Ptyas mucosa
Grass Snake
Natrix natrix
Common Garden Skink
Lampropholis guichenoti
Woodland Dormouse
Graphiurus murinus
Eastern Coral Snake
Micrurus fulvius
Hooded Skunk
Mephitis macroura
Red-Necked Pademelon
Thylogale thetis
Alpine Chipmunk
Neotamias alpinus
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus
Strigops habroptilus
Sharpe's Grysbok
Raphicerus sharpei
Hopi Chipmunk
Neotamias rufus
American Hog-Nosed Skunk
Conepatus leuconotus
Eastern Hognose Snake
Heterodon platirhinos
Masticophis flagellum
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
Calliope Hummingbird
Selasphorus calliope
Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri
Ankarana Sportive Lemur
Lepilemur ankaranensis
Northern Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium californicum
Rufous Hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus
Sistrurus catenatus
Northern Saw-When Owl
Aegolius acadicus
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Selasphorus platycercus
Southern american Bushmaster
Lachesis muta
Oriental Garden Lizard
Calotes versicolor
Downy Woodpecker
Dryobates pubescens
Balaeniceps rex