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Starting with KY
Animals that Start with K
If you think about names of animals that start with K you will probably come with “kangaroo” or “koala”. But there is a wide variety of animal species whose names start with the letter “K”.
Mammals that start with K
Kangaroo: any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large, powerful hind legs and a long thick tail.
– The tail of the kangaroo serves as a balancing tool. The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world.
Kanchil: small chevrotain of southeastern Asia.
– The kanchil is also known as lesser mouse deer and lives in Asia.
Karakul: Hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.
– The Karakul have existed since 1400 B.C. It is the oldest domesticated sheep.
Keeshond: a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland.
– Keeshonds are not good guardian dogs. They are very amicable with people; that’s why they are excellent with kids.
Kelpie: an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears.
– The Kelpie is an Australian breed, and it’s considered one of the best farmer’s dog.
Kinkajou: -a kind of lemur. Arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail.
– A kinkajou was captured in my neighbor’s garage. It looks cute, but it won’t think it twice to bite you.
Kob: an orange-brown antelope of southeast Africa.
– A couple of kobs run across the plains of a National Park in Uganda.
Reptiles that start with K
Kingsnake: any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals.
– Kingsnakes have the ability to dominate other snakes; even they eat them.
Kinosternidae: mud turtles; musk turtles.
– The family of Kinosternidae includes twenty-five species of turtles.
Birds that start with K
Kakatoe: a genus of Psittacidae.
– Kakatoes are considered a threatened species because of their capture and habitat loss.
Kea: -large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
– The Kea with its orange color under its wings is one of the most intelligent parrots on earth.
Kestrel: large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
– The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon. It is the size of a common bird.
Kingbird: large American flycatcher.
– The kingbird is aggressive birds that won’t receive intruders so easily.
Kookaburra: Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry.
– Kookaburra like to sit on the gum tree and eat gum drops.
Insects and critters that start with K
Kalotermes: -Type genus of Kalotermitidae; termites destructive of wood and living trees.
-The kalometers are considered as primitive termites.
Katydid: large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings.
– The katydids are relatives of other insects like grasshoppers and crickets.
Killer bee: a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas.
– Killer bees stinger is poisonous and if they feel threatened will sting a person.