Animals that Start with J

Starting with JA
  1. jabiru
  2. jacamar
  3. jackal
  4. jackass
  5. jackdaw
  6. jackrabbit
  7. jacksmelt
  8. jacksnipe
  9. jaculus
  10. jade
  11. jaeger
  12. jaguar
  13. jaguarondi
  14. jaguarundi
  15. jassid
  16. jassidae
  17. javanthropus
  18. javelina
  19. jawfish
  20. jay
  21. jaybird

Starting with JE
  1. jennet
  2. jenny
  3. jerboa
  4. jersey
  5. jewfish

Starting with JI
  1. jigger
  2. jird

Starting with JO
  1. jointworm
  2. jordanella

Starting with JU
  1. jument
  2. junco

Starting with JY
  1. jynx

Animals that Start with J

Everybody has seen a t.v. program that shows a jaguar in its natural environment. They are very common animals and people learn from them since school. But what would you say if you discover there are over one hundred animals that start with j ? Well, there is a wide variety of animals, come on and discover them.


Mammals that start with J

Jennet: female donkey.

– My daughter loves to spend time in the barn with the jennets. I’m just afraid that she could get a kick.


Jackal: Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair.

Jackals are dog-like animals that are adapted to hunt mammals, reptiles, and birds. They live mostly in the Savannah.


Jerb: mouselike jumping rodent.

Jerbs look like a mix between a marsupial, a rat, and a rabbit. They are strange animals.


Jaculus: jerboas.

The Jaculus is a nocturnal creature that looks like a hopping mouse with a very long tail.

Jaguarundi: long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat.

– A jaguarundi has been seen prowling in the northeast part of Mexico. There is a chance of a whole family of jaguarundi living there.


Javelina: dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States.

– Some neighbors have been feeding a herd of javelinas, and now they live in our backyard!


Birds that start with J


Jacamar: tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage.

Jacamars are small, colorful birds with a long bright yellow beak. Their colors resemble the Latin American culture.


Jabiru: large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America.
Large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle. Large mostly white Australian stork.

– The Jabiru belongs to the stork family and it’s the only stork found in Australia. They look very pretty with their black heads and White body.


Jackdaw: common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery.

– The jackdaws are very social crows. I saw some of them perched out on the window sill; they come every day.


Jacksnipe: American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting. A small short-billed Old World snipe.

– A small jacksnipe is camouflaged with leaves and branches. It is hiding from people.


Jaeger: rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey.

Jaegers like to spend their summers on tundra and winters over the open sea.


Insects and critters that start with J

Jassid: a variety of leafhopper.

– The jassid looks like an inoffensive insect, but it can easily damage cotton crops.


Jigger: larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation.

Jiggers are blood suckers that can cause lethal infections to humans.


Jointworm: larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains.

– The Jointworm prefers to lay its eggs in barley and oats. That’s disgusting!