Animals that Start with J

Read below for information on 28 different animals that start with the letter J, rom jackals to jellyfish. The most popular animal that starts with the letter J is the jaguar, the largest wild cat on the American continent. The least popular J animal is the Japanese Macaque, also known as The Snow Monkey. Some fun facts about letter J name animals include:

  • There are only 72 individual Javan Rhinoceros in the wild today. All are located in a single national park.
  • Jaguars are believed to be named from the Native American work yaguar, meaning ‘he who kills with one leap’
  • The immortal Jellyfish (turritopsis dohrnii) has the biological ability to live forever

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28 Animals That Start with J

Animals that Start with J

A Jacana
Jacana

The jacana has the ability to swim underwater

A Jack Russell
Jack Russell

Intelligent, athletic and fearless!

A Jackabee
Jackabee

The Jackabee has an excellent sense of smell.

A Jackal
Jackal

Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!

A Jackdaw
Jackdaw

The jackdaw tends to mate for life with a single partner

A Jackrabbit
Jackrabbit

They can run as fast as 45 mph.

A Jackson’s Chameleon
Jackson’s Chameleon

Have jousting battles with their horns.

A Jaguar
Jaguar

The largest feline on the American continent!

A Jaguarundi Cat
Jaguarundi Cat

These cats are expert swimmers.

A Jamaican Boa
Jamaican Boa

When a Jamaican boa is coiled up, it almost looks like two snakes together because of color pattern.

A Japanese Beetle
Japanese Beetle

Can clear an entire fruit tree in 15 minutes in a swarm

A Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin

Alert, intelligent and independent!

A Japanese Macaque
Japanese Macaque

Has cheek pouches for storing food!

A Japanese rat snake
Japanese rat snake

The albino Japanese rat snake is a symbol of good luck.

A Japanese Spitz
Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is sometimes referred to as a cloud dog.

A Japanese Squirrel
Japanese Squirrel

The Japanese squirrel hoards its food for the winter

A Japanese Terrier
Japanese Terrier

Japanese Terriers are also called Nippon Terriers

A Javan Rhinoceros
Javan Rhinoceros

Only has a 25cm long horn!

A Javanese
Javanese

Features that closely resemble a Siamese cat!

A Jellyfish
Jellyfish

Have tentacles around their mouths!

A Jerboa
Jerboa

Tiny rodent with a kangaroo-like jump!

A Jewel Beetle 
Jewel Beetle 

They are named Jewel Beetles due to their iridescent wings.

A John Dory
John Dory

The John Dory is often labeled one of the ugliest fish in the world and has no known relatives.

A Jonah Crab
Jonah Crab

It has delicious meat with an affordable price

A Joro Spider
Joro Spider

Named after a Japanese spider demon

A Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider

Some can jump 50 times the length of their bodies

A Jungle Carpet Python
Jungle Carpet Python

Their stunning coloration is sometimes muddy yellow or even tan and black in the wild.

A Junglefowl
Junglefowl

The term "pecking order" comes from junglefowls' hierarchies among both sexes


A Jaguar
Jaguar

The largest feline on the American continent!

A Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin

Alert, intelligent and independent!

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter J

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A John Dory
John Dory

The John Dory is often labeled one of the ugliest fish in the world and has no known relatives.

A Jewel Beetle 
Jewel Beetle 

They are named Jewel Beetles due to their iridescent wings.

A Jungle Carpet Python
Jungle Carpet Python

Their stunning coloration is sometimes muddy yellow or even tan and black in the wild.

Animals that start with the letter , including the Jellyfish & Jaguar