Animals that Start with L

Read below for information on 35 different animals that start with the letter L, from ladybirds to lynx. The most popular animal that starts with the letter L is the lion, the apex predator in Africa. The least popular L animal is the leopard tortoise, the most widely distributed tortoise in all of Africa. Some fun facts about letter L name animals are:

  • Leopards spend most of their time high in trees
  • Lobsters can grow as old as 100 years
  • Ligers are real animals bred from male lions and female tigers, though are not believed to exist in the wild. They are the largest feline species in the world.

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A Lion
Lion

Lives in small groups called prides!

A Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever

Well-balanced, friendly and versatile!


Animals that Start with L

A Labmaraner
Labmaraner

Loves to participate in activities.

A Labradane
Labradane

Labradanes can come with both sold-color coats and the more exciting patterns that you typically see on Great Danes.

A Labradoodle
Labradoodle

Friendly and energetic mix-breed!

A Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever

Well-balanced, friendly and versatile!

A Labraheeler
Labraheeler

These dogs have medium-sized pendant ears.

A Ladybug
Ladybug

There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!

A Lakeland Terrier
Lakeland Terrier

These dogs were once used by farmers to keep foxes away from herds of sheep.

A LaMancha Goat
LaMancha Goat

Have tiny ears named “gophers” or “elves”

A Lamprey
Lamprey

Not related to the eel

A Lancashire Heeler
Lancashire Heeler

The name “heeler” comes from the fact that it nips at the heels of cattle to herd them.

A Leaf-Tailed Gecko
Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Only found on Madagascar!

A Lemming
Lemming

Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!

A Lemur
Lemur

Natively found on the island of Madagascar!

A Leopard
Leopard

Spends much of the time high in the trees!

A Leopard Cat
Leopard Cat

There are 11 different species!

A Leopard Frog
Leopard Frog

They can jump up to three feet

A Leopard Seal
Leopard Seal

The world's most aggressive seal species!

A Leopard Tortoise
Leopard Tortoise

The most widely distributed tortoise in Africa!

A Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was often given as a gift in Tibetan culture

A Lhasapoo
Lhasapoo

A Lhasapoo’s coat can be curly like a poodle’s or long and silky like a Lhasa Apso’s.

A Liger
Liger

The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!

A Lion
Lion

Lives in small groups called prides!

A Lionfish
Lionfish

Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!

A Little Brown Bat
Little Brown Bat

The little brown bat uses echolocation to quickly navigate around its environment

A Little Penguin
Little Penguin

The smallest species of penguin!

A Lizard
Lizard

There are around 5,000 different species!

A Llama
Llama

Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

A Loach
Loach

Have sharp spines below their eyes

A Lobster
Lobster

Have been known to reach 100 years old!

A Locust
Locust

Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day.

A Long-Eared Owl
Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

A Longnose Gar
Longnose Gar

The longnose gar species of the gar family has potentially existed for 100 million years.

A Lorikeet
Lorikeet

The lorikeet has a long brush-like tongue with fine hairs on it

A Lungfish
Lungfish

The lungfish first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

A Lynx
Lynx

Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!


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

A Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was often given as a gift in Tibetan culture

A Lancashire Heeler
Lancashire Heeler

The name “heeler” comes from the fact that it nips at the heels of cattle to herd them.

A LaMancha Goat
LaMancha Goat

Have tiny ears named “gophers” or “elves”

Animals that start with the letter , including the Ladybug & Lemur