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What are some animals starting with K?

  1. Koala (a marsupial in Australia)
  2. Kakapo (endangered flightless parrot in New Zealand)
  3. Kangaroo (a group of hopping marsupials)
  4. Kudu (two species of large antelope in Africa)
  5. Kultarr (tiny insectivorous marsupial in Australia desert)
  6. Kakawahie (a Hawaiian honeycreeper)
  7. Kodkod (smallest wild cat species in the Americas)
  8. Kaluga (one of the largest freshwater fish in the world)
  9. Katydid (family of bush crickets)
  10. Kea (large parrot in New Zealand)
  11. Kiang (a wild ass in Tibet)
  12. Kestrel (a small falcon)
  13. Kinkajou (a tropical mammal in the raccoon family)
  14. Kildeer (a ground-nesting shore bird)
  15. Kipunji (a monkey in Tanzania)
  16. Kiwi (a flightless bird in New Zealand)
  17. Klipspringer (a small antelope in Africa)
  18. Kob (an antelope in Africa)
  19. Kookaburra (group of kingfishers in Australia)
  20. Kagu (flightless bird in New Caledonia)

There’s a short list of my favorite animals starting with k to get you going. But that’s just the beginning! We’ve compiled a humongous list of nearly 500 animals that start with K! Our list uses only English common names because scientific names are impossible to pronounce and probably not what you’re looking for. We’ve also only included wild animals (no domestic animals or pet breeds). This list focuses on vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, & fish) but also includes a few invertebrate animals at the end, like insects that start with k!

Animals starting with K, koala

One of my favorite animals starting with k: the Koala!

How Many Animals Starting With K are on our list?

82 Mammals
93 Birds
18 Reptiles
32 Amphibians
242 Fish
21 Invertebrates
= 488  Animals That Start With the Letter K!


If you want more information about any of these animals starting with k, you can highlight a name in the list and then right click it in your browser. Choose “Search with Google” and check the results. Some of my favorite information sources are the IUCN Redlist, Arkive, Fishbase, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Encyclopedia of Life, & One Zoom.


ANIMALS STARTING WITH K


Mammals: 82 Animals Starting With K

animals starting with k

Animals Starting With K : kangaroo

  1. Kangaroo
  2. Kiang
  3. Kinkajou
  4. Kipunji
  5. Klipspringer
  6. Koala
  7. Kob
  8. Kodkod
  9. Kongoni
  10. Kouprey
  11. Kowari
  12. Kudu
  13. Kulan
  14. Kultarr
  15. Kafue Lechwe
  16. Kaiser’s rock rat
  17. Kalinowski’s Agouti
  18. Kalinowski’s Mastiff bat
  19. Kalinowski’s Mouse Opossum
  20. Kalinowski’s Oldfield mouse
  21. Kam dwarf hamster
  22. Kamchatka shrew
  23. Kangaroo Island dunnart
  24. Kangaroo Rat
  25. Karimi’s Fat-Tailed Mouse Opossum
  26. Kashmir cave bat
  27. Kashmir field mouse
  28. Kashmir shrew
  29. Kazbeg birch mouse
  30. Keays’s rice rat
  31. Keen’s myotis
  32. Kei myotis
  33. Kelaart’s long-clawed shrew
  34. Kelaart’s pipistrelle
  35. Kellen’s dormouse
  36. Kellogg’s rice rat
  37. Kemp’s gerbil
  38. Kemp’s grass mouse
  39. Kemp’s spiny mouse
  40. Kemp’s thicket rat
  41. Kenneth’s white-toothed rat
  42. Kenyan big-eared free-tailed bat
  43. Kerala rat
  44. Kermode (Spirit Bear)
  45. Khartoum gerbil
  46. Killer Whale
  47. Kimberly Mouse
  48. Kimberly Rock Rat
  49. Kinabalu Squirrel
  50. King Arboreal Rice Rat
  51. King Colobus
  52. King Horseshoe Bat
  53. King Jird
  54. King Mole Rat
  55. King Rat
  56. Kintampo Rope Squirrel
  57. Kirk’s dik-dik
  58. Kit Fox
  59. Kivu Climbing Mouse
  60. Kivu Shrew
  61. Kloss Squirrel
  62. Kloss’s Gibbon
  63. Kloss’s Mole
  64. Kluchor Birch Mouse
  65. Kobayashi’s Serotine
  66. Kobe Mole
  67. Kodiak Bear
  68. Koford’s grass mouse
  69. Kolan vole
  70. Komodo rat
  71. Kondana soft-furred rat
  72. Koopman’s pencil-tailed tree mouse
  73. Koopman’s porcupine
  74. Koopman’s rat
  75. Korean field mouse
  76. Korean hare
  77. Korinch’s rat
  78. Kozlov’s pika
  79. Kozlov’s pygmy jerboa
  80. Kozlov’s shrew
  81. Kreb’s fat mouse
  82. Kuhl’s pipistrelle

Birds: 93 Animals Starting With K

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Animals starting with k: kestrel

  1. Kagu
  2. Kaka
  3. Kakapo
  4. Kakawahie
  5. Kawall
  6. Kea
  7. Kestrel
  8. Killdeer
  9. Kingfisher
  10. Kioea
  11. Kiskadee
  12. Kite
  13. Kiwi
  14. Kokako
  15. Koloa
  16. Kookaburra
  17. Kadavu Fantail
  18. Kadavu Honeyeater
  19. Kaempfer’s Tody-Tyrant
  20. Kai Cicadabird
  21. Kai Coucal
  22. Kalahari Scrub Robin
  23. Kalij Pheasant
  24. Kalkadoon grasswren
  25. Karamoja Apalis
  26. Karoo Bustard
  27. Karoo Chat
  28. Karoo Lark
  29. Karoo Prinia
  30. Kashmir Flycatcher
  31. Kashmir Nuthatch
  32. Katanga Masked Weaver
  33. Kauai Amakihi
  34. Kauai Amakihi
  35. Kauai Oo
  36. Keel-billed Motmot
  37. Keel-billed Toucan
  38. Kelp Goose
  39. Kelp Gull
  40. Kemp’s Longbill
  41. Kenrick’s Starling
  42. Kentucky Warbler
  43. Kenya Grosbeak-Canary
  44. Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird
  45. Kerguelen Petrel
  46. Kerguelen Tern
  47. Kermadec Petrel
  48. Kessler’s Thrush
  49. Key West pigeon
  50. Khasia Hills cuckoo
  51. Kilombero Weaver
  52. King Bird-of-paradise
  53. King Cormorant
  54. King Eider
  55. King Penguin
  56. King Quail
  57. King Vulture
  58. King-of-saxony Bird-of-paradise
  59. Kinglet Calyptura
  60. Kipengere Seedeater
  61. Kirtland’s wood warbler
  62. Kittlitz’s murrelet
  63. Kittlitz’s Plover
  64. Kivu Ground-Thrush
  65. Klaas’s Cuckoo
  66. Klages’ Antwren
  67. Kleine Strandloper
  68. Knipolegus franciscanus
  69. Knob-billed Fruit Dove
  70. Knobbed Hornbill
  71. Knob-billed Duck
  72. Knysna Scrub Warbler
  73. Knysna Turaco
  74. Knysna Woodpecker
  75. Koepcke’s Hermit
  76. Koepcke’s Screech-Owl
  77. Kofiau Monarch
  78. Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher
  79. Koklass Pheasant
  80. Kona Grosbeak
  81. Kopje Warbler
  82. Kordofan Bush-lark
  83. Kori Bustard
  84. Koslow’s Bunting
  85. Kosrae Crake
  86. Kozlov’s Accentor
  87. Kretschmer’s Longbill
  88. Kuhl’s Lorikeet
  89. Kulambangra Monarch
  90. Kulambangra Warbler
  91. Kulambangra White-eye
  92. Kungwe Apalis
  93. Kurrichane Thrush

Reptiles: 18 Animals That Start With K

animals that start with the letter k: kemp's Ridley turtle

Animals that start with the letter k, Kemp’s Ridley Turtle

  1. Kangaroo Island Copperhead
  2. Karoo Plated Lizard
  3. Kasner’s Burrowing Skink
  4. Kaznakow’s Viper
  5. Keel-scaled earless lizard
  6. Keeled Box Turtle
  7. Keeled Earth Snake
  8. Keeled Spiny Lizard
  9. Kemp’s Ridley Turtle
  10. King Cobra
  11. Kinkelin Graceful Brown Snake
  12. Kirtland’s Snake
  13. Knight Anole
  14. Knob-scaled Lizard
  15. Komodo Dragon
  16. Komodo Island Monitor
  17. Koraten Writhing Skink
  18. Kuhlman’s Tree Iguana

Amphibians: 32 Animals Beginning With K

  1. Kajika Frog
  2. Kalinga Narrowmouth Toad
  3. Karin Bubble-nest Frog
  4. Karoo Dainty Frog
  5. Karoo Toad
  6. Karpathos Frog
  7. Karri Frog
  8. Katanga Caco
  9. Kavieng Wrinkled Ground Frog
  10. Keferstein’s Toadlet
  11. Kerala Warty Frog
  12. Kern Canyon Slender Salamander
  13. Kern Plateau Slender Salamander
  14. Kiamichi Slimy Salamander
  15. Kiau Borneo Frog
  16. Kihansi Spray Toad
  17. Kinabalu Horned Frog
  18. Kivu Clawed Frog
  19. Kivu Tree Frog
  20. Knife-footed Frog
  21. Knocking Sand Frog
  22. Knysna Banana Frog
  23. Koa Tao Island Caecilian
  24. Kobayashi’s Horned Frog
  25. Kokarit Frog
  26. Kokoe Poison Frog
  27. Korean Crevice Salamander
  28. Kroombit Tinker Frog
  29. Kuatun Horned Toad
  30. Kuhl’s Creek Frog
  31. Kunapalari Frog
  32. Kweichow Crocodile Newt

Fish: 242 Animals Starting With K

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Animals That Start With K: Kelp Rockfish

  1. Kalabans
  2. Kaluga
  3. Kampoyo
  4. Kandar
  5. Karomo
  6. Katolo
  7. Katrana
  8. Kelpfish
  9. Keppi
  10. Killifish
  11. Kingklip
  12. Kinkin
  13. Kiver
  14. Kiyi
  15. Knifefish
  16. Knifejaw
  17. Koaro
  18. Koemapari
  19. Koester
  20. Koi
  21. Kokko
  22. Kokuni
  23. Kolus
  24. Konye
  25. Kotso
  26. Kotsovato
  27. Kribensis
  28. Krobia
  29. Kroki
  30. Kukumai
  31. Kululu
  32. Kumakuma
  33. Kutum
  34. Kwab
  35. Kyack
  36. Kaalpens goby
  37. Kabili bumblebee goby
  38. Kafue killifish
  39. Kafue pike
  40. Kagoshima velvetfish
  41. Kai dragonet
  42. Kai stargazer
  43. Kai stingaree
  44. Kailola’s hardyhead
  45. Kailola’s sea catfish
  46. Kaiwi Channel grenadier
  47. Kakuk’s coralbrotula
  48. Kalambo suckermouth
  49. Kalbar rasbora
  50. Kalimantan ilisha
  51. Kalimantan river sprat
  52. Kalimantania lawak
  53. Kamaka rainbowfish
  54. Kamchatka flounder
  55. Kamiranzovu haplo
  56. Kamohara grenadier
  57. Kampen’s pipefish
  58. Kanadi kingfish
  59. Kanawha darter
  60. Kanawha minnow
  61. Kantaka barb
  62. Kapala stingaree
  63. Kappie blenny
  64. Kapuas elegant paradise fish
  65. Kapuas river sprat
  66. Karati hangar
  67. Karenteen seabream
  68. Kariba tilapia
  69. Karimunjawa dottyback
  70. Karin’s coralbrotula
  71. Karrer’s whiptail
  72. Karut croaker
  73. Kasatkia memorabilis
  74. Kashgarian loach
  75. Kashmir latia
  76. Kashmir triplophysa-loach
  77. Katapa-tapa
  78. Katavi mouthbrooder
  79. Kathala croaker
  80. Katherine’s wrasse
  81. Katrine’s coralbrotula
  82. Kaup’s sole
  83. Kavirondo barb
  84. Keel-jawed needle fish
  85. Keelcheek bass
  86. Keeltail needlefish
  87. Kei goby
  88. Kelee shad
  89. Kellogg’s scorpionfish
  90. Kelp greenling
  91. Kelp gunnel
  92. Kelp klipfish
  93. Kelp perch
  94. Kelp poacher
  95. Kelp rockfish
  96. Kelp sculpin
  97. Kelp weedfish
  98. Kemp garra
  99. Kentucky darter
  100. Kenyan chromis
  101. Kenyi cichlid
  102. Kerala mystus
  103. Kerguelen sandpaper skate
  104. Kerguelen spiny plunderfish
  105. Kermadec rattail
  106. Kermadec scalyfin
  107. Kermadec spiny dogfish
  108. Kermadec triplefin
  109. Kern brook lamprey
  110. Kessler’s loach
  111. Key anchovy
  112. Key blenny
  113. Key brotula
  114. Key goby
  115. Key silverside
  116. Key worm eel
  117. Keyhole angelfish
  118. Keyhole cichlid
  119. Khadary-whitefish
  120. Khaki flounder
  121. Khandalla minnow
  122. Khanka gudgeon
  123. Khanka spiny bitterling
  124. Khasi garra
  125. Khavalchor catfish
  126. Khavli barb
  127. Kiamichi shiner
  128. Kibiti Lampeye
  129. Kido’s snailfish
  130. Kiener’s silverside
  131. Kikado moray
  132. Kikambala nothobranch
  133. Killarney shad
  134. Kimberley blenny
  135. Kimberley catfish
  136. Kimberley grunter
  137. Kimberley spangled perch
  138. Kindia killi
  139. King angelfish
  140. King dory
  141. King of herrings
  142. King soldierbream
  143. King weakfish
  144. King Whiting
  145. King’s bullhead
  146. King-o’-Norway
  147. Kinneret bleak
  148. Kirikuchi char
  149. Kirk’s blenny
  150. Kissing gourami
  151. Kissing loach
  152. Kittipong’s cave loach
  153. Kiunga bleheri
  154. Klamath Lake sculpin
  155. Klamath largescale sucker
  156. Klamath river lamprey
  157. Klamath smallscale sucker
  158. Klausewitz’ garden eel
  159. Klausewitzia ritae
  160. Klunzinger’s wrasse
  161. Kner’s goby
  162. Knife livebearer
  163. Knife razorfish
  164. Knife-back seabream
  165. Knife-snouted pipefish
  166. Knifetooth dogfish
  167. Knight’s dottyback
  168. Knipowitsch’s tadpole
  169. Knobbed porgy
  170. Knobsnout parrotfish
  171. Knopp’s shark
  172. Knothead parrotfish
  173. Knout goby
  174. Knysna sandgoby
  175. Kocha garua
  176. Koefoed’s searsid
  177. Koefoed’s smooth-head
  178. Kokoda perchlet
  179. Kokoda perchlet
  180. Kolombatovic’s goby
  181. Komodo cardinalfish
  182. Kongoro lampeye
  183. Koningsberger’s herring
  184. Konoshiro gizzard shad
  185. Korean bittering
  186. Korean lamprey
  187. Korean sandeel
  188. Korean seerfish
  189. Korean skate
  190. Korean stumpy bullhead
  191. Koreocobitis naktongensis
  192. Korhi barb
  193. Korogwe tilapia
  194. Kosi nangra
  195. Kosi rockskipper
  196. Kosogol grayling
  197. Kosswigobarbus kosswigi
  198. Kotlyar’s whiptail
  199. Kottelat rasbora
  200. Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos
  201. Kottelatlimia katik
  202. Kottelatlimia pristes
  203. Kouman’s prawn-goby
  204. Krabi mouth brooder betta
  205. Krauss’ blenny
  206. Krefft’s ray
  207. Krefft’s smooth-head
  208. Krefftichthys anderssoni
  209. Krempf’s flounder
  210. Kribi killi
  211. Kriete’s tonguefish
  212. Krishna carp
  213. Krishna mystus
  214. Krone’s flat suckermouth catfish
  215. Kroyer’s lanternfish
  216. Krynicki’s loach
  217. Kuban barbel
  218. Kuban’s nase
  219. Kubuna hardyhead
  220. Kudersky parketnik
  221. Kukwari sea catfish
  222. Kulbicki’s triplefin
  223. Kulbicki’s pipefish
  224. Kumaon snowtrout
  225. Kunar snowtrout
  226. Kunashir smelt
  227. Kunming catfish
  228. Kunming nase
  229. Kupang cardinalfish
  230. Kupang pony fish
  231. Kura barbel
  232. Kura bleak
  233. Kura gudgeon
  234. Kura loach
  235. Kura nase
  236. Kura shad
  237. Kurchatov’s notoliparis
  238. Kuria labeo
  239. Kuroshinoshita
  240. Kuschakewitsch loach
  241. Kwangtung skate
  242. Kyushu bitterling

Invertebrates: 21 Animals That Start With K

animals starting with k

Animals Beginning With K: Krill

  1. Katydid
  2. Krill
  3. Kamehameha Butterfly
  4. Keeled Skimmer
  5. Keyhole Wasp
  6. Khapra Beetle
  7. Kiawe Bean Weevil
  8. Kiawe Flower Moth
  9. Kiawe Roundedhead Borer
  10. Kiawe Scolytid
  11. Killer Bee
  12. King Crab
  13. Kirkaldy Whitefly
  14. Kissing Bugs
  15. Klamathweed Beetle
  16. Koa Bug
  17. Koa Haole Seed Weevil
  18. Koa Moth
  19. Koa Seedworm
  20. Kou Leafworm
  21. Kudzu Bug

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