Animals that Start with E



Read below for information on 33 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 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 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 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 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


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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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


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



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 Earthworm
Earthworm

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

A Eastern Fence Lizard
Eastern Fence Lizard

Females are usually larger than males.

A English Setter
English Setter

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

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