Animals that Start with L

Read below for information on 63 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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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with L

Animals that Start with L

A Labahoula
Labahoula

The AKC does not recognize this breed or the parent breed Catahoula

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 Ladyfish
Ladyfish

Ladyfish are aggressive fighter when hooked, making them a favorite of anglers.

A Lake Sturgeon
Lake Sturgeon

Its skeleton is part cartilage and part bone.

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 Lappet-faced Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced vultures are tidy and wash their heads in a body of water after they’ve eaten

A Lapponian Herder
Lapponian Herder

This breed is also known as the Lapp Reindeer Dog and the Lapsk Vallhund.

A Larder Beetle
Larder Beetle

Larder beetles were named based on their attraction to food storage rooms or cupboards, but they do not feed on stored food products. 

A Lavender Albino Ball Python
Lavender Albino Ball Python

The first two lavender albino ball pythons were wild-hatched and imported from Africa.

A Lawnmower Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny

Must be in temperatures of 78 degrees Fahrenheit to breed

A Lazarus Lizard
Lazarus Lizard

Lazarus Lizards can communicate through chemical and visual signals.

A Leaf-Tailed Gecko
Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Only found on Madagascar!

A Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle

They are the largest living turtle and the only sea turtle without a hard shell!

A Leech
Leech

Has 10 pairs of eyes!

A Leedsichthys
Leedsichthys

Leedsichthys is one of the largest fish ever discovered

A Lemming
Lemming

Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!

A Lemur
Lemur

Natively found on the island of Madagascar!

A Leonberger
Leonberger

This dog has been used for pulling carts full of goods.

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 Gecko
Leopard Gecko

The first ever domesticated lizard! There are now more than 100 unique color morphs thanks to selective breeding.

A Leopard Lizard
Leopard Lizard

Can jump a distance of two feet to capture prey

A Leopard Seal
Leopard Seal

The world's most aggressive seal species!

A Leopard Shark
Leopard Shark

Leopard Sharks have teeth with three points.

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 Linnet
Linnet

While linnets are monogamous during mating season, they do not mate for life. While breeding pairs are together, the males are highly territorial and will defend the nesting site and the surrounding area.

A Lion
Lion

Lives in small groups called prides!

A Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Though it’s a huge animal, the lifespan of the lion’s mane jellyfish is only a year.

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 Livyatan
Livyatan

The Livyatan had 1 to 1.2 foot long, interlocking teeth

A Lizard
Lizard

There are around 5,000 different species!

A Lizardfish
Lizardfish

The lizardfish can camouflage itself against the sandy bottom to avoid predators.

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 Lone Star Tick
Lone Star Tick

Only females have the ‘lone star’ marking

A Long-Eared Owl
Long-Eared Owl

Ear tufts make it look bigger!

A Long-Haired Rottweiler
Long-Haired Rottweiler

Rottweilers have a tendency to snore.

A Long-Tailed Tit
Long-Tailed Tit

Often hangs upside down while feeding!

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 Lowchen
Lowchen

This breed is also known as the "Little Lion Dog" for their bravery and manes.

A Lumpfish
Lumpfish

The lumpfish have sticky suction cups on their fins

A Lungfish
Lungfish

The lungfish first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

A Lynx
Lynx

Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!

A Lyrebird
Lyrebird

Lyrebirds mimic birds of prey to deter predators such as birds of prey.


A Lion
Lion

Lives in small groups called prides!

A Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever

Well-balanced, friendly and versatile!

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter L

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

A Ladyfish
Ladyfish

Ladyfish are aggressive fighter when hooked, making them a favorite of anglers.

A Linnet
Linnet

While linnets are monogamous during mating season, they do not mate for life. While breeding pairs are together, the males are highly territorial and will defend the nesting site and the surrounding area.

A Leedsichthys
Leedsichthys

Leedsichthys is one of the largest fish ever discovered

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