Animals that Start with E

Read below for information on 67 different animals that start with the letter E, from eagles to emu. The most popular is the emperor penguin, the largest penguin species on earth. The least popular is the edible frog, also known as the common water frog. Some fun facts about E name animals include:


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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with E

Animals that Start with E

Eagle

Eagle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Falconiformes
Family
Accipitridae

Fun Fact: Has exceptional eyesight!

The sharp-eyed eagle is among the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom. Nicknamed the “king of all birds,” eagles are large and powerful birds of prey that appear to soar majestically in the air, searching for their next meal. Although not the most agile flyer, its remarkable speed in the air certainly belies its […] Read More


Earthworm

Earthworm Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Annelida
Class
Clitellata
Order
Opisthopora
Family
Limbricidae
Genus
Lumbricus Linnaeus
Scientific Name
Lumbricina

Fun Fact: They are hermaphrodites, which means they have male and female organs

“Powerful Little Earth Movers.” Just as bees are crucial to pollinating flowers, earthworms are crucial to having those flowers grow in the first place. These worms aerate the soil and allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to enter, which then enter the roots of the plants. Their castings also get nutrients into the soil, and they […] Read More


Earwig

Earwig Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Dermaptera

Fun Fact: There are nearly 2,000 different species!

“No in ear problems with the Earwig!” Earwigs are nocturnal insects that can be identified by the large pair of pincers at the end of their bodies. Outside, they’re found under rocks, in rotted tree bark, and in other moist places. Inside, they can be found in the pantry, where they do eat foods that […] Read More


Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Peramelemorphia
Family
Peramelidae
Genus
Perameles
Scientific Name
Perameles gunnii

Fun Fact: Digs funnel-shaped holes in search of insects

“They can cover three feet of ground in a single leap” Eastern barred bandicoots are omnivores with a diet of plants and insects. They have brown or gray fur with three or four vertical dark stripes on their hindquarters. On a distribution map, these mammals live in southeastern Australia and Tasmania. In the life cycle […] Read More


Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Turdidae
Genus
Sialia
Scientific Name
Sialia sialis

Fun Fact: Bluebirds drop straight down on their prey from their perch, much like leopards.

“The Eastern Bluebird is the only bluebird found east of the Rockies.” These beautiful and beloved little birds are considered harbingers of spring and in some places, their song can be heard even when snow is still on the ground. Unlike so many other animals, their status is of least concern, and their numbers are […] Read More


Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Pseudonaja
Scientific Name
Pseudonaja textilis

Fun Fact:

The Eastern Brown Snake is a slender, venomous snake native to Australia. It can strike with tremendous speed and deliver a potent dose of venom. Although it’s a fairly common snake, encounters with humans are fortunately rare. 5 Fun Facts About the Eastern Brown Snake • Its venom is classed as the most toxic of […] Read More


Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Tamias
Scientific Name
Tamias striatus

Fun Fact: The name chipmunk is derived from an Ojibwe word that means “one who descends the trees headfirst.”

“The eastern chipmunk is the largest of the chipmunks!” To humans, chipmunks are small and cute. The eastern chipmunk is the largest of these cuddlesome rodents, and it can be tamed and make a fairly good pet despite its short lifespan. The actress Elizabeth Taylor had a pet chipmunk and even wrote a book about […] Read More


Eastern Coral Snake

Eastern Coral Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Micrurus
Scientific Name
Micrurus fulvius

Fun Fact: One of the most dangerous snakes in the USA.

“The Eastern Coral Snake is described as ‘Beautiful and Dangerous’” Also called the harlequin snake, this slender, jewel-toned elapsid is one of the most beautiful in the United States, with its bands of red, yellow, and black. It’s also one of the most dangerous, as it produces a paralyzing neurotoxin. The good news is that […] Read More


Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Crotalus
Scientific Name
C. adamanteus

Fun Fact: This is the biggest venomous snake in North America, with a few that reach 8 feet long.

The biggest venomous snake in North America is the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. These snakes are big, heavy, and long. For such a big snake, they’re hard to spot in the wild because their color and markings are superb camouflage. Their yellow-bordered diamond-shaped markings make them the most brightly colored of all the diamondback rattlesnakes while […] Read More


Eastern Fence Lizard

Eastern Fence Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Phyrnosomatidae
Genus
Sceloporus
Scientific Name
Sceloporus undulatas

Fun Fact: Females are usually larger than males.

“A flourishing species of spiny lizard” The eastern fence lizard is a common spiny lizard found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It is easy to distinguish from other native species by its appearance. The rough, spiny scales, distinct dorsal pattern, and bright blue markings are telltale characteristics that are easily identifiable. These reptiles […] Read More


Eastern Glass Lizard

Eastern Glass Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Anguidae
Genus
Ophisaurus
Scientific Name
Ophisaurus ventralis

Fun Fact: When the glass lizard loses its tail it can grow another one. But the new tail lacks the markings of the old one and is usually shorter.

“It’s a lizard, not a snake!” Wondering why this legless lizard didn’t just go ahead and turn into a snake is beyond the scope of this article, but Ophisaurus ventralis is very much a lizard. It blinks, it has ears, and it can only open its mouth so wide to swallow a meal. Most of […] Read More


Eastern Gorilla

Eastern Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla
Scientific Name
Gorilla berengei

Fun Fact: The largest primate in the world!

“The Eastern Gorilla is known as the largest living primate” The eastern gorilla belongs to the genus gorilla. It is one of the great apes and is very closely related to humans. It is often observed that the eastern gorilla, which is most commonly found in jungles on mountain tops, comes with several features that […] Read More


Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Sciurus
Scientific Name
Sciurus carolinensis

Fun Fact: Eastern gray squirrels use both memory and scent to find their buried caches of food during the winter.

Up to 20 eastern gray squirrels live in every acre of forest in the eastern half of the United States. A common inhabitant of forests, parks, and urban areas of the eastern United States, the eastern gray squirrel is instantly recognizable to a large portion of the country. Despite the fact that they are a […] Read More


Eastern Green Mamba

Eastern Green Mamba Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Dendroaspis
Scientific Name
Dendroaspis angusticeps

Fun Fact: It is completely arboreal, and its green color is one of the adaptations that make life in the trees possible.

Green, reclusive, and deadly Though it’s not as venomous as other species of mamba, the eastern green mamba is still a dangerous snake if it bites you. The good news is that it is so secretive and shy that bites, including deadly ones, are uncommon. Not only that, the snake lives in the trees, so […] Read More


Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern Indigo Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Drymarchon
Scientific Name
Drymarchon couperi

Fun Fact: Eastern Indigo snakes regularly chase down and eat rattlesnakes and may be immune to their venom.

The Eastern indigo snake is a long black nonvenomous snake that inhabits the southeastern United States. It is the longest snake native to North America and is known for chasing down its prey, including all native venomous snakes such as copperheads and rattlesnakes. This snake is not aggressive but will defend itself by biting or […] Read More


Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Eastern Lowland Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla
Scientific Name
Gorilla Berengei Graueri

Fun Fact: Less than 5,000 in the wild!

“The largest primates in the world.” One of the largest subspecies of the Great Apes, the Eastern lowland gorilla is one of two species of gorilla living in Africa. They are an endangered species, with recent estimates placing the count at about 5,000 individuals left in the wild. These gorillas are vulnerable to poaching, and […] Read More


Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Sayornis
Scientific Name
Sayornis phoebe

Fun Fact: This passerine bird can sing its song without ever hearing another bird vocalize first.

The Eastern phoebe is a passerine, belonging to one of the largest bird families in the world – the flycatcher family – which contains over 400 species. They sing out their name in short and unmelodic songs, though this call is primarily used by the male during the breeding season. They mate for life, though […] Read More


Eastern Racer

Eastern Racer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Coluber
Scientific Name
Coluber constrictor

Fun Fact: Fast and Furious!

“Fast and Furious” If anyone living in the American south or in states east of the Rockies is going to see a snake, it will most likely be a black racer. Unlike a lot of snakes, this reptile, the only member of the Coluber genus, is diurnal and is not shy about raising its head […] Read More


Eastern Rat snake

Eastern Rat snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pantherophis
Scientific Name
Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Fun Fact: Rat snakes are medium-to-large, nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction.

Eastern Rat snakes earned their sobriquet from the fact that rats constitute a major part of their diet. The Eastern rat snake is also known colloquially as the chicken snake because it has a reputation for devouring domesticated fowl eggs whole. Despite that, humans have long lived with these snake species because they maintain the […] Read More


Eastern Woodrat

Eastern Woodrat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae
Genus
Neotama
Scientific Name
Neotama floridana

Fun Fact: The eastern woodrat mating ritual involves a potentially deadly fight between the male and female before reproduction begins!

Eastern Woodrat Summary “Despite being a pest to humans, the eastern woodrat plays an important ecological role within its habitat.” The eastern woodrat, a medium-sized rodent also called the bush rat, is native to the eastern and central United States. It now lives from southern Illinois and the Appalachian Mountains of New York to as […] Read More


Echidna

Echidna Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Monotremata
Family
Tachyglossidae
Genus
Tachyglossus
Scientific Name
Tachyglossus Aculeatus

Fun Fact: Also known as the Spiny Anteater!

“One of only two mammals that lays eggs!” Echidnas, formerly called the spiny or spiky anteater, is one of only two mammals that lays eggs! The other is the platypus. Interestingly, both animals are found in Australia. Echidnas are also found in New Guinea. Every other mammal gives birth to live young. Like other mammals, […] Read More


Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Genus
Eclectus
Scientific Name
Eclectus roratus

Fun Fact: Does not squawk like other parrot species.

The beautifully colored Eclectus parrot is loved by many bird enthusiasts and pet owners alike. While this species is a rare find, they are medium-sized birds that predominantly live in the humid weather of the rainforest for their 30-year lifespan. Females are very maternal, and all genders will bond with multiple partners during mating season. […] Read More


Edible Frog

Edible Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Pelophylax
Scientific Name
Pelophylax kl. esculentus

Fun Fact: Are known to guard the muddy banks!

Edible Frog Classification and Evolution The Edible Frog is a species of Frog found across Europe that is also known as the Common Water Frog and the Green Frog. The Edible Frog is a fertile hybrid of two other European Frogs, the Pool Frog and the Marsh Frog, that bred when populations where isolated close […] Read More


Eel

Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Anguilliformes

Fun Fact: Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!

The body of an eel has a slimy coating, hence the phrase, “Slippery as an eel.” The most dangerous eel species is the conger. Although these fish are very snakelike in appearance, they are actually fish. They are ray-finned fishes of the order Anguilliformes, with the term “eel” referring to snake-like fish such as electric, […] Read More


Egyptian Cobra

Egyptian Cobra Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Naja
Scientific Name
Naja haje

Fun Fact: The Egyptian cobra is one of the largest cobras in Africa.

The Egyptian cobra is sometimes called the snouted cobra or the banded Egyptian cobra. The Egyptian cobra is massive, taking up about 8 feet in length along their heavy body. The only cobra that exceeds its size in the entire African continent is the forest cobra. With over 30 hatchlings per clutch, the IUCN isn’t […] Read More


Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Alopochen
Scientific Name
Alopochen aegyptiacus

Fun Fact: A duck species that resembles a goose when flying

Despite its name, the Egyptian Goose is a type of duck prominently featured in ancient Egyptian art. These birds have a natural range around the Nile River; however, their range has extended outside Egypt, with populations as far away as Florida in the United States. These birds are seldom migratory and have a diet that […] Read More


Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: An ancient breed of domestic cat!

The Egyptian Mau is a rare small-to-medium size short-haired breed of domesticated cat that is naturally spotted on the tips of its fur. Originating in Egypt, it is considered an ancestor of modern domestic cats as well as one of the fastest. The breed name of “mau” means “cat” in Egyptian Arabic. Egyptian Mau Traits: […] Read More


Eland

Eland Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Taurotragus
Scientific Name
Taurotragus oryx

Fun Fact: Both females and males have horns.

The spiral-horned eland is one of the biggest antelope species of Africa, displaying tawny colors with black markings throughout their body. Identification of this species over other antelope species can be difficult, but their spiral horns are a dead giveaway. Between the genders, females boast the biggest horns at up to 27 inches long. This […] Read More


Electric Catfish

Electric Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Siluriformes
Family
Malapteruridae

Fun Fact: The electric catfish can discharge an electric shock up to 450 volts

The electric catfish is a family of around 21 species that can discharge an electric shock from a specialized organ. This is not the only catfish family with an electric organ, but its electrical ability is particularly well-developed compared to the others. The catfish can discharge a shock of up to 450 volts to defend […] Read More


Electric Eel

Electric Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Gymnotiformes
Family
Gymnotidae
Genus
Electrophorus
Scientific Name
Electrophorus Electricus

Fun Fact: Despite its powerful shock, electric eels have terrible vision.

“For 250 years, scientists thought the electric eel was a singular species and completely alone in its genus.” Known as the “numb fish” in some parts of the world, the electric eel isn’t a true eel. This freshwater fish resides predominantly in the Amazon, even though the larvae float to New Zealand as they hatch. The […] Read More


Elegant Tern

Elegant Tern Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Laridae
Genus
Thalasseus
Scientific Name
Thalasseus elegans

Fun Fact: Have a lifespan of 20 years or more

“Elegant Terns can live to be 20 years old or more.” Elegant Terns are social birds with a loud call that sounds like, ‘kar-eek!’ They live throughout a range of rocky coastal areas, lagoons, and bays in North and South America. An adult has white feathers and a dark cap or mask, of black feathers […] Read More


Elephant

Elephant Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Proboscidea
Family
Elephantidae

Fun Fact: Spends around 22 hours a day eating!

The elephant is the largest land animal in the world. These massive giants exhibit all kinds of complex behavior that in some ways mirror our own behavior but in other ways are distinct and unique to them. This has made them the subject of rigorous behavioral, anatomical, and cognitive studies, as well as a source […] Read More


Elephant Seal

Elephant Seal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Mirounga
Scientific Name
Mirounga

Fun Fact: The largest species of seal in the world!

Elephant seals can dive more than 5,000 feet into the ocean and can hold their breath for two hours. The trunk-like nose of this seal makes it easy to see how it got its name. The average lifespan of a northern elephant seal is nine years while an elephant seal living in the Antarctic region can live from […] Read More


Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Macroscelidea
Family
Macroscelididae
Genus
Elephantulus
Scientific Name
Elephantulus

Fun Fact: Found exclusively on the African continent!

You would never guess it by looking at them, but elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.  Elephant shrews are small, furry mammals that resemble giant mice or gerbils. In spite of their name, they are not actually shrews, and despite their appearance, they are not rodents either. Elephant shrews are most […] Read More


Elk

Elk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Cervus
Scientific Name
Cervus canadensis

Fun Fact: Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

The elk or wapiti is one of the largest land-dwelling animals in North America, Central, and East Asia, where it lives in mountain meadows, forests, and forest edges. It is also the largest wild herbivore, or cervid, second only to the moose. The Roosevelt’s elk, Tule elk, Rocky Mountain elk, and the Manitoban elk are […] Read More


Emerald Tree Monitor

Emerald Tree Monitor Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Varanidae
Genus
Varanus
Scientific Name
Varanus prasinus

Fun Fact: They lay their eggs in termite nests!

“The emerald tree monitor has a tail double the length of its body.” The emerald tree monitor is a beautiful lizard that lives in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is also found in the islands of the Torres Strait near Australia. Its bright green color, slender body, and long tail […] Read More


Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Aptenodytes
Scientific Name
Aptenodytes forsteri

Fun Fact: The world's largest species of penguin!

Emperor Penguin Classification and Evolution The Emperor Penguin is found on and around the Antarctic continent and is not just the largest species of penguin in the world but also one of the most unique. Instead of breeding in the warmer summer months like other penguin species, Emperor Penguins lay and incubate their eggs during […] Read More


Emperor Tamarin

Emperor Tamarin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Callitrichidae
Genus
Saguinus
Scientific Name
Saguinus Imperator

Fun Fact: Has an elegant white moustache!

“The emperor tamarin is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II.” With a graceful white mustache resembling German emperor Wilhelm II, the emperor tamarin belongs to a species of small monkeys and is mostly found in the forests of South America. Its name was first mentioned in […] Read More


Emu

Emu Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Casuariiformes
Family
Casuariidae
Genus
Dromaius
Scientific Name
Dromaius novaehollandiae

Fun Fact: The largest bird in Australia!

“An emu has a running stride of 9 feet” Emus are birds that make their home on the continent of Australia. They can grow as tall as 6.2 feet. This bird is similar in appearance to an ostrich. Emus are omnivores eating seeds, fruits, insects, and small animals. Their lifespan is from 5 to 10 […] Read More


English Bulldog

English Bulldog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Bulldogs were originally bred to “pin” bulls.

As the fifth-most popular purebred dog breed, English bulldogs are the top college mascot of the University of Georgia. The English Bulldog is full of love and cuddles for the entire family, but don’t expect much more out of them. Though this dog breed was originally bred to participate in a spectator sport called “bull-baiting,” […] Read More


English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Intelligent yet stubborn by nature!

English Cocker Spaniels are a sporting dog breed. Hundreds of years ago, the Spaniel breeds were developed in England. These breeds were descended from dogs from Spain, hence the name Spaniel. Originally, the breeds were classified by whether they were a land or water spaniel. The three land spaniels were known as the Springing -, […] Read More


English Cream Golden Retriever

English Cream Golden Retriever Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Although their coats can get incredibly light in color, golden retrievers never have purely white coats.

The English cream golden retriever isn’t a registered breed, but that hasn’t stopped them from being incredibly popular. You can find light-colored golden retriever puppies being sold under the name of white, silver, and even platinum golden retrievers. Just remember to check the pedigree, and don’t purchase from a breeder who selects for coat color […] Read More


English Foxhound

English Foxhound Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: English Foxhounds were bred to work and live in a pack. Because of this, this breed is happiest when they are around other dogs.

English Foxhounds were bred to work and live in a pack. Because of this, this breed is happiest when they are around other dogs. The English Foxhound was bred in the 1600s as a hunting dog for British foxhunts. This canine was bred by mixing Greyhound-type hounds and large stag-hunting hounds. This mix led to […] Read More


English Pointer

English Pointer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact:

English Pointers point their tail straight out and lift a paw off the ground when they see a rabbit, partridge, or other small prey. English Pointers were bred to accompany their owner on hunting trips. When they spot a rabbit, bird, fox, or other game, these dogs stand perfectly still, pointing their tail straight out. […] Read More


English Setter

English Setter Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: English Setters were first bred between 400 and 500 years ago.

The English Setter was likely first bred between 400 and 500 years ago. It is believed that they were bred by mixing Spanish Pointers, Water Spaniels, and Springer Spaniels. The English Setter was given its name because they were bred to “set” or quietly lay down when looking for birds to hunt. Their human hunting […] Read More


English Shepherd

English Shepherd Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Highly intelligent and independent!

English Shepherds are excellent herding dogs and also make a good guard dog. English Shepherds descended from Shepherds’ dogs from southern Scotland and England. They are also related to Border Collies, Scotch Collies, and Australian Shepherds, though English Shepherds were more of a working dog than a show dog, like many of their cousins. While […] Read More


English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Friendly and eager to please!

Bred to remain in the field for most of the day, the English Springer Spaniel has great stamina and a diligent personality that make it ideal for game hunting. The English Springer Spaniel is a very common breed of gun dog that was originally created in England (probably bred from the Norfolk or Shropshire Spaniels […] Read More


Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Native to parts of the Swiss Alps!

The Entlebucher mountain dogs are closely related to the Bernese mountain dogs. They get their name from herders in the Swiss Alps. The Entlebucher mountain dogs, also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, are medium-sized dogs. The name Sennenhund comes from the people of the region who are called Senn, helping them in their work as […] Read More


Epagneul Pont Audemer

Epagneul Pont Audemer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Hard-working, gentle and affectionate!

The Epagneul Pont Audemer is a diligent breed and is typically easy to train and is fun-loving and affectionate. It was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1996. Very popularly known as the ‘little clown of marshes’ in France, the Epagneul Pont Audemer is a French dog and is also known to be a […] Read More


Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Equatorial Spitting Cobra Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Naja
Scientific Name
Naja sumatrana

Fun Fact: Its hood is actually made of ribs.

The Equatorial spitting cobra, which has many different names, can spray venom up to 1.5 meters away if it feels threatened. It is an opportunistic eater that latches on with its fangs to kill prey. With large nostrils and a round mouth, they can be quite intimidating with their loud hiss, warning you to stay […] Read More


Ermine

Ermine Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela erminea

Fun Fact: A very bold and ferocious predator!

Despite its small size, the ermine has a reputation as a fierce and territorial carnivore that can take on animals even bigger than itself. The ermine is a type of weasel with a slender body that inhabits the temperate and arctic regions of Eurasia and North America. Also commonly known as the stoat or the […] Read More


Escolar

Escolar Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Scombriformes
Family
Gempylidae
Genus
Lepidocybium
Scientific Name
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum

Fun Fact: Its system can’t metabolize wax esters, which can lead to unpleasantness for diners.

Escolar Summary “The Bane of Sushi Lovers” The escolar is one of the best-tasting fish around, and its nutrition values are high. However, if you eat too much of it you might pay with cramping diarrhea! Though you should only eat a little of this fish at a time, it is often mislabeled as something […] Read More


Eskimo Dog

Eskimo Dog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Takes pure delight in cold weather!

Eskimo dogs are affectionately known as “eskies.” They are fluffy white dogs that can be toy-, miniature, or standard-sized. This breed is very playful, intelligent, and loving. They make a great family dog and love children. While you may believe that these dogs were bred in America, this breed is actually from Germany. They descended […] Read More


Eskipoo

Eskipoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Eskipoos are called pookimos by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry.

It takes most eskipoos 15-to-17 months to become full grown. The Eskipoo is a designer dog achieved by crossing an American Eskimo dog with a European poodle. This breed that weighs about 15 pounds stands about 11 inches tall. Breeders developed this designer breed as a happy-go-lucky family addition. Most have a double coat, which […] Read More


Estrela Mountain Dog

Estrela Mountain Dog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Very protective and stubborn!

The Estrela Mountain Dog breed started as a herd-guarding dog in Portugal. Today, this breed is the companion dog of the Portuguese police force. These large, agile dogs make excellent guard dogs because they are incredibly loyal to their masters and wary of strangers. Proper socialization in their early days is crucial; without it, you […] Read More


Eurasian Beaver

Eurasian Beaver Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Castoridae
Genus
Castor
Scientific Name
Castor fiber

Fun Fact: Eats 20% of its weight daily!

“The Eurasian beaver was once hunted for its castoreum.” The Eurasian beaver is a large rodent native to Europe, Scandinavia, and parts of Asia. You can find it in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Once hunted to extinction in most of its range, the Eurasian beaver is now thriving and a conservation success story. […] Read More


Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Garrulus
Scientific Name
Garrulus glandarius

Fun Fact: The Eurasian jay has the ability to mimic other sounds

The Eurasian jay is among the most common songbirds throughout the entire Eurasian supercontinent. These graceful and highly intelligent birds can be seen flying around treetops and bushes. One of their most unique adaptations is the ability to bury acorns in the ground for later use. They play an important ecological role by dispersing seeds […] Read More


Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Lynx
Scientific Name
Lynx lynx

Fun Fact: Eurasian lynxes can survive extreme weather up to elevations of 18,000 feet

“The Eurasian lynx is an elusive cat that thrives in extreme, hostile conditions.” Sporting distinctive ear tufts and long cheek hairs, this animal is an extraordinarily effective hunter thanks to its incredible power and speed. They need so much space to hunt and mate, however, that they rarely live around humans. The remote mountains and […] Read More


Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Sittidae
Genus
Sitta
Scientific Name
Sitta europaea

Fun Fact: Its song has been compared to a toy horn.

“The Eurasian Nuthatch can fly 12 to 13mph” Eurasian nuthatches are omnivores with a diet of insects, seeds, and various types of nuts. They live in a forest habitat made up of older, deciduous trees. These birds make a high-pitched sound that has been compared to a toy horn. Their lifespan is usually two to […] Read More


Eurasian Wolf

Eurasian Wolf Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus lupus

Fun Fact: Coloring depends on location.

The Eurasian Wolf is also known as the Russian forest wolf or common wolf. This wolf is the largest subspecies of gray wolf in the world. It can live to be up to 17 years old, though they typically live to be 6-8 years old in most regions. With a litter of about 6 pups […] Read More


European Bee-Eater

European Bee-Eater Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Meropidae
Genus
Merops
Scientific Name
Merops apiaster

Fun Fact: They can eat up to 250 bees per day!

The European Bee-Eater is a relative of the Kingfisher, with a somewhat varied habitat and unusual nest-building habits. This bird, whose feathers generally contain all the colors of the rainbow, creates burrows, rather than traditional nests. Because of this, they are prone to parasite infestations. As their name suggests, they feed primarily on bees, though […] Read More


European Corn Borer

European Corn Borer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Crambidae
Genus
Ostrinia
Scientific Name
Ostrinia Nubilalis

Fun Fact: Female can lay up to 600 eggs in her 14-day lifespan

The European Corn Borer is a moth and pest of many crops, mainly corn. Originating in Europe, it was introduced to the United States and has now spread to Canada as well. As a caterpillar, it spends the winter inside the stems of plants eating its way through the plant and damaging the crops. After […] Read More


European Polecat

European Polecat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela putorius

Fun Fact: Its fur changes color in the winter!

“The European polecat can interbreed with ferrets.” The European polecat is a small, slender mammal that is related to weasels, ferrets, and minks. Despite its diminutive size, it is a swift, fierce predator. The European polecat is native to Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia. Once considered vermin and hunted to near extinction, the […] Read More


European Robin

European Robin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Erithacus
Scientific Name
Erithacus rubecula

Fun Fact: Male robins are so aggressive and territorial that they will attack their own reflections.

“A European Robin is referred to as a Pretty Little Redbreasted Thug” This chubby little creature is a welcome sight to farmers and gardeners alike as it loves to eat insects, including insect pests. It also delights with its burbling song, which begins at dawn and may even continue into the night. On the other […] Read More


European Wildcat

European Wildcat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus silvestris

Fun Fact: A group of wild cats is called a destruction

The European wildcat’s tail is nearly half of its body.” The European wildcat is the ancestor of the modern housecat. The small wildcat subspecies are native to Europe, mainly living in forests. It is the size of a large housecat. Although it evolved 650,000 years ago, it was only discovered in the 18th century due […] Read More


Evening Bat

Evening Bat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Nycticeius
Scientific Name
Nycticeius humeralis

Fun Fact: The evening bat is one of the few bats that regularly has twins

Reproduction in evening bats is a bit unusual and a bit hair-raising. A female evening bat gives birth to twins whose total weight is half as much as hers. This is one of the largest babies to maternal size ratios in the animal kingdom and the largest among bats. Small in size, this unassuming bat […] Read More


Eyelash Viper

Eyelash Viper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Bothriechis
Scientific Name
Bothriechis schlegelii

Fun Fact:

The eyelash viper, which is known by many names, has a distinct set of scales above their eyes that look like bold eyelashes. It comes in many different colors, making it attractive to the pet trade. It gives birth to live young, carrying along the eggs for half of the year before they are born. […] Read More



A Elephant
Elephant

Spends around 22 hours a day eating!

A Eagle
Eagle

Has exceptional eyesight!

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter E

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

A European Corn Borer
European Corn Borer

Female can lay up to 600 eggs in her 14-day lifespan

A Equatorial Spitting Cobra
Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Its hood is actually made of ribs.

A Eastern Green Mamba
Eastern Green Mamba

It is completely arboreal, and its green color is one of the adaptations that make life in the trees possible.

Animals that start with the letter E, including the Eagle & Eastern Lowland Gorilla