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Animals with Two Tails

Updated on November 27, 2017

Welcome to the wonderful world of animals with two tails; examples from many species.


In 1936 a robin was found with two tails, one the mirror image of the other. There was also a prehistoric bird called Jehalornis that a short functional tail and also a longer one with long feathers that might have been used in displays.


Polycaudally (a spllt tail with two ends) occurs n cats but is very rare.

Fantail Goldfish
Fantail Goldfish | Source


Split Tail

A number of fish have been bred to have a tail that is split to give the appearance of two tails. For example, the double tail betta.

Two Tails

Others such as the double tail goldfish have two complete tails, side by side. One of the most popular double tail types is the Fantail goldfish (pictured).


Because many species of lizard can regrow their tails, under some circumstance they may grow two tails from the stub of a amputation.



There are many two tailed animals in mythology including mermaids.

Two-Tailed Lion

The two tailed lion appears in heraldry. It appears on the arms of the cities of Heinsburg and Euskirchen (Germany). It is also an emblem of Czechoslovakia.


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      Rupal 3 years ago

      Wow. Nice. I had get my answers .I want to see the pictures.

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      psycheskinner 5 years ago

      Wow, you should try and get picture of that. I'd love to see it.

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      Felicity 5 years ago

      We have a great tit visiting our feeder in East Sussex UK which has a double tail.

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      tamron 6 years ago

      Short and to the point makes for a great article when your on the run! Vote Up! Stumble Ya!

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      stylezink 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      Interesting info here. Some interesting photo's as well. That unknown creature looks like a scorpion with two tails. I used to live in Hawaii and we had geckos all over the place. I think I would have freaked out if I ever saw one with two tails.

      Great hub & good info! Thanks for sharing with us.

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      icciev 6 years ago from Kuwait

      Waw, short and informative. directly to the point, thanks for this interesting hub and voted up.