Animals that Start with I

Read below for information on 21 different animals that start with the letter I, from ibis to indri. The most popular animal that starts with the letter I is the iguana, a common exotic pet. The least popular I animal is the Indian Star Tortoise, so named for the unique star patterns on its shell. Some fun facts about letter I name animals are:

  • Impalas can jump as high as 10 feet and run over 50 miles an hour
  • Indian palm squirrels are considered sacred in India and an invasive species in Australia
  • Often domesticated and previously used in battle, the wild Indian elephant population is estimated at only about 20,000 today.

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A Immortal Jellyfish
Immortal Jellyfish

Excellent hitchhiker on long-trip cargo ships

A Irish WolfHound
Irish WolfHound

Sweet-tempered, patient and thoughtful!


Animals that Start with I

A Ibex
Ibex

Can jump over 6 feet straight up from a standstill

A Ibis
Ibis

Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!

A Ibizan Hound
Ibizan Hound

Intelligent, active and engaging by nature!

A Iguana
Iguana

Uses visual signals to communicate!

A Immortal Jellyfish
Immortal Jellyfish

Excellent hitchhiker on long-trip cargo ships

A Impala
Impala

Able to jump over 10 feet high

A Imperial Moth
Imperial Moth

Since the imperial moth doesn’t eat, it does die shortly after it lays its eggs. Its lifespan is only about one week.

A Indian Elephant
Indian Elephant

Found throughout south-east Asia!

A Indian Giant Squirrel
Indian Giant Squirrel

Indian giant squirrels use their large tail to help them balance.

A Indian Palm Squirrel
Indian Palm Squirrel

Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!

A Indian Rhinoceros
Indian Rhinoceros

Also known as the one-horned rhino!

A Indian Star Tortoise
Indian Star Tortoise

Popular in the exotic pet trade!

A Indochinese Tiger
Indochinese Tiger

Now thought to be extinct in China!

A Indri
Indri

The largest species of Lemur!

A Insects
Insects

There are an estimated 30 million species!

A Irish Doodle
Irish Doodle

Irish Doodles can be very active dogs, but they also love just hanging out with their family members in the house.

A Irish Setter
Irish Setter

Can live for up to 16 years!

A Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier

An average 300 Irish Terrier puppies are born each year in the United States.

A Irish WolfHound
Irish WolfHound

Sweet-tempered, patient and thoughtful!

A Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is a miniature dog with a big motor and personality!

A Ivory-billed woodpecker
Ivory-billed woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker can drill into wood with its sharp beak


Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with I

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter I

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

A Imperial Moth
Imperial Moth

Since the imperial moth doesn’t eat, it does die shortly after it lays its eggs. Its lifespan is only about one week.

A Ivory-billed woodpecker
Ivory-billed woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker can drill into wood with its sharp beak

A Indian Giant Squirrel
Indian Giant Squirrel

Indian giant squirrels use their large tail to help them balance.

Animals that start with the letter I, including the Immortal Jellyfish & Indian Star Tortoise