Animals That Start with A

Animals That Start with the Letter A on YouTube

Read below for information on 79 different animals that start with the letter A, from aardvark to aye aye. The most popular animal that starts with A is the Arctic Fox, the least popular is the African Elephant. Some fun facts about A name animals are:

  • The African Penguin is the only species of penguin in Africa
  • Despite being a popular freshwater aquarium pet, the Axolotl is one of the most difficult animals to find naturally as it’s only found in one complex of lakes near Mexico City.
  • The Amur Leopard may be the rarest big cat on earth

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A Amazon River Dolphin (Pink Dolphin)
Amazon River Dolphin (Pink Dolphin)

Also known as the 'Pink Dolphin'

A Amur Leopard
Amur Leopard

The Amur leopard may be the rarest big cat on Earth!


Animals that Start with A

A Aardvark
Aardvark

Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!

A Abyssinian
Abyssinian

The oldest breed of cat in the world!

A Adelie Penguin
Adelie Penguin

Eats up to 2kg of food per day!

A Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher

First bred in 17th century Germany!

A Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound

First used as a shepherd and hunter!

A African Bullfrog
African Bullfrog

The African bullfrog is one of only three species of frog that have “teeth.”

A African Bush Elephant
African Bush Elephant

Can drink up to 50 gallons a day

A African Civet
African Civet

Secretes up to 4g of musk every week!

A African Clawed Frog
African Clawed Frog

A particularly ferocious amphibian!

A African Forest Elephant
African Forest Elephant

Have large rounded ears to help keep them cool!

A African Palm Civet
African Palm Civet

Solitary but gathers in groups!

A African Penguin
African Penguin

The only penguin species in Africa!

A African Tree Toad
African Tree Toad

Found in tropical moist lowland forests!

A African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog

Also known as the painted dog!

A Ainu
Ainu

An innate sense of direction!

A Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier

Very intelligent, independent and strong-minded!

A Airedoodle
Airedoodle

This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.

A Akbash
Akbash

Often used as a guard dog!

A Akita
Akita

Very clean, intelligent and loyal!

A Akita Shepherd
Akita Shepherd

The Akita Shepherd descends from a lineage of working dogs.

A Alabai
Alabai

The Alabai’s genes indicate that this breed has been around for more than 5,000 years.

A Alaskan Husky
Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

A Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute

Often used as sled dogs!

A Alaskan Shepherd
Alaskan Shepherd

This dog’s Malamute ancestors once came to America across the Bering Strait.

A Albacore Tuna
Albacore Tuna

The albacore is a very fast swimmer

A Albatross
Albatross

The largest wingspan of any bird in the world!

A Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Aldabra Giant Tortoise

One got to be 255 years old!

A Alligator
Alligator

They have two sets of eyelids!

A Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

A Alpaca
Alpaca

They can spit up to 10 feet.

A Alpine Dachsbracke
Alpine Dachsbracke

Good companion and hard-working breed!

A Alpine Goat
Alpine Goat

Alpine goats are the most common type of goat used for milk, cheese, and other dairy products

A Alusky
Alusky

Alusky dogs are known for their sledding pulling skills.

A Amazon River Dolphin (Pink Dolphin)
Amazon River Dolphin (Pink Dolphin)

Also known as the 'Pink Dolphin'

A American Bulldog
American Bulldog

Can jump up to 6ft high!

A American Cocker Spaniel
American Cocker Spaniel

Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!

A American Coonhound
American Coonhound

Easygoing and people-friendly!

A American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo has splendid all white fur and an upturned tail

A American Foxhound
American Foxhound

Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!

A American Hairless Terrier
American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.

A American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs are very energetic and would be up for a game at any given point of time

A American Pygmy Goat
American Pygmy Goat

Can jump up to 5 feet

A American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier

Bred to be extremely friendly!

A American Toad
American Toad

They secrete a milky poisonous liquid that can make many animals sick.

A American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel

Friendly and intelligent!

A Amur Leopard
Amur Leopard

The Amur leopard may be the rarest big cat on Earth!

A Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Guards it's master's flocks!

A Anchovies
Anchovies

November 12th is celebrated as National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

A Angelfish
Angelfish

There are 70 different species!

A Angora Goat
Angora Goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair annually while kids have about 8 inches.

A Ant
Ant

First evolved 100 million years ago!

A Anteater
Anteater

Found throughout the Southern Hemisphere!

A Antelope
Antelope

Renew their horns every year!

A Appenzeller Dog
Appenzeller Dog

Herding dog by nature!

A Apple Head Chihuahua
Apple Head Chihuahua

Apple Head Chihuahuas are toy breed dogs with a history dating back to ancient Mexico. They are lovable, loyal, smart and courageous with a lengthy lifespan despite being the world's smallest canines.

A Arapaima
Arapaima

One of the largest freshwater fish

A Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox

Extremely thick winter fur!

A Arctic Hare
Arctic Hare

Eats berries found in the snow!

A Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf

Incredibly versatile and adaptive!

A Armadillo
Armadillo

Can curl into a hard, protective ball!

A Asian Elephant
Asian Elephant

Domesticated for hundreds of years!

A Asian Giant Hornet
Asian Giant Hornet

The largest wasp in the world!

A Asian Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet

It mainly eats mangos and coffee!

A Asiatic Black Bear
Asiatic Black Bear

Known to eat 160 different tree-borne fruits in Thailand!

A Aurochs
Aurochs

Extinct ancestor of all domesticated cattle!

A Aussiedoodle
Aussiedoodle

The breed has its own popular Instagram page (Aussiedoodles Daily)!

A Aussiedor
Aussiedor

Aussiedors come in black, brown, cream, yellow, and almost every imaginable color due to their parentage!

A Australian Bulldog
Australian Bulldog

The Aussie is a strong swimmer, a good workout in nice weather.

A Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog

High energy levels and active minds!

A Australian Kelpie Dog
Australian Kelpie Dog

Friendly, intelligent and energetic!

A Australian Labradoodle
Australian Labradoodle

The "Australian" just refers to where the breed originated

A Australian Mist
Australian Mist

First bred in the 1700s!

A Australian Retriever
Australian Retriever

The Australian Retriever may have two different eye colors.

A Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd

Sweet, faithful and affectionate!

A Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier

Spirited, alert and courageous!

A Avocet
Avocet

Has a curved, upturned beak!

A Axolotl
Axolotl

Found only in one complex of lakes!

A Aye Aye
Aye Aye

Thought to be extinct until 1957!


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The most recently added Animals that start with the letter A.

A Alaskan Husky
Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

A Apple Head Chihuahua
Apple Head Chihuahua

Apple Head Chihuahuas are toy breed dogs with a history dating back to ancient Mexico. They are lovable, loyal, smart and courageous with a lengthy lifespan despite being the world's smallest canines.

A Angora Goat
Angora Goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair annually while kids have about 8 inches.

Animals that start with the letter A, including the Adelie Penguin & Arctic Hare