Animals that Start with K

Starting with KA
  1. kakatoe
  2. kaki
  3. kalotermes
  4. kalotermitidae
  5. kanchil
  6. kangaroo
  7. karakul
  8. katsuwonidae
  9. katsuwonus
  10. katydid

Starting with KE
  1. kea
  2. keeshond
  3. kelp
  4. kelpie
  5. kenyapithecus
  6. kestrel

Starting with KI
  1. kiang
  2. kid
  3. kildeer
  4. kill
  5. killdeer
  6. killer
  7. killer bee
  8. killifish
  9. kingbird
  10. kingfish
  11. kingfisher
  12. kinglet
  13. kingsnake
  14. kinkajou
  15. kinosternidae
  16. kinosternon
  17. kit
  18. kite
  19. kitten
  20. kittiwake
  21. kitty
  22. kiwi

Starting with KL
  1. klebsiella

Starting with KN
  1. knee
  2. knot

Starting with KO
  1. koala
  2. kob
  3. kobus
  4. kodiak
  5. kogia
  6. komondor
  7. koodoo
  8. kookaburra
  9. koudou

Starting with KR
  1. krait
  2. krill
  3. krypterophaneron

Starting with KU
  1. kudu
  2. kuvasz

Starting with KY
  1. kyphosidae
  2. kyphosus

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.