Animals that Start with K

Read below for information on 44 different animals that start with the letter K, from kakapos to kudu. The most popular animal that starts with the letter k is the koala, an animal with fingerprints indistinguishable from humans. The least popular K animal is the keel billed toucan. Some fun facts about letter K name animals are:


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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with K

Animals that Start with K

A Kai Ken
Kai Ken

Kai Ken are a very rare breed of dog from Japan, though pure breeds are even harder to come by.

A Kakapo
Kakapo

The heaviest species of parrot in the world!

A Kangal
Kangal

Can run up to 35 miles per hour (56km).

A Kangaroo
Kangaroo

Females have a deep pouch on their front!

A Kangaroo Rat
Kangaroo Rat

Merriam’s kangaroo rats literally never have to drink water

A Keel-Billed Toucan
Keel-Billed Toucan

It's beak can reach nearly 20 cm long!

A Keelback
Keelback

The checkered keelback of the east Indies can detach its tail and grow it back, much like a lizard.

A Keeshond
Keeshond

Friendly, alert dogs that are loyal to their owners

A Kenyan Sand Boa
Kenyan Sand Boa

A popular pet snake that comes in dozens of morphs!

A Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier

They are born black, and turn gray-blue as they age.

A Kestrel
Kestrel

Can hang suspended on wind currents

A Keta Salmon
Keta Salmon

During spawning the look of the male changes. Among other things, he grows a beak called a kype that bears fangs.

A Key Deer
Key Deer

Bucks grow new antlers every year.

A Kiko Goat
Kiko Goat

Kiko goats breed year-round, and they are not good at defending themselves.

A Killdeer
Killdeer

The killdeer feigns injury to draw a predator away from its nest.

A Killer Whale
Killer Whale

Typically consumes over 200 kg of food a day!

A Kinabalu Giant Red Leech
Kinabalu Giant Red Leech

Comes out only during a rainstorm or just afterward

A Kinder Goat
Kinder Goat

Best jumper of all goats

A King Cobra
King Cobra

They are the longest venomous snake in the world.

A King Crab
King Crab

Can have a leg span of nearly 2 meters!

A King Penguin
King Penguin

More than 2 million breeding pairs!

A King Rat Snake
King Rat Snake

When threatened or frightened, the king rat snake has the ability to produce a foul-smelling substance out of self defense.

A King Shepherd
King Shepherd

This hybrid breed is the largest among the shepherd class.

A King Snake
King Snake

King Snakes eat other types of snakes.

A King Vulture
King Vulture

The king vulture is the second largest New World vulture species

A Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!

A Kinkajou
Kinkajou

The kinkajou is a nimble forest-dwelling mammal of Central and South America.

A Kirtland’s snake
Kirtland’s snake

It is considered to be the least aquatic of water snakes.

A Kishu
Kishu

Once raised to hunt dangerous game like boar, today's kishu ken are more likely to be used as guard dogs.

A Kit Fox
Kit Fox

The kit fox is the smallest canid in North America.

A Kiwi
Kiwi

Only found in the forests of New Zealand!

A Klipspringer
Klipspringer

Klipspringers can jump as high as 10-12ft!

A Koala
Koala

Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!

A Kodkod
Kodkod

The kodkod is among the smallest species of cats in the entire world

A Koi Fish
Koi Fish

In Japanese, the word koi sounds like the word for love. So the fish is a symbol of love among other good things.

A Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon

Only found on five Indonesian islands

A Kooikerhondje
Kooikerhondje

If Kooikerhondjes look familiar, it’s because old Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Jan Steen liked to paint them.

A Kookaburra
Kookaburra

The laughing kookaburra is one of four kookaburra species.

A Koolie
Koolie

The name "koolie" comes from the German mispronunciation of "collie."

A Kori Bustard
Kori Bustard

It's easily identified by its crest, large size, and wingspan

A Krait
Krait

A painless bite that can result in death.

A Krill
Krill

The krill is perhaps the most important animal in the marine ecosystem!

A Kudu
Kudu

Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!

A Kuvasz
Kuvasz

Ownership of this dog was once restricted to the Hungarian nobility


A Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon

Only found on five Indonesian islands

A King Cobra
King Cobra

They are the longest venomous snake in the world.

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter K

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

A Klipspringer
Klipspringer

Klipspringers can jump as high as 10-12ft!

A Krait
Krait

A painless bite that can result in death.

A Killdeer
Killdeer

The killdeer feigns injury to draw a predator away from its nest.

Animals that Start with K