Animals that Start with Y

A-Z Animals tracks 16 animals that start with the letter Y. They include the yak and yellow-eyed penguin (which is the rarest species of penguin!). AZ Animals will be covering many more Y name animals soon.

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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with Y

Animals that Start with Y

A Yak

There are only a few left in the wild!

A Yakutian Laika
Yakutian Laika

The Yakute people were likely the first to use dogs to pull sleds, so the Yakutian Laika was probably among the first sled dogs.

A Yarara

Females are much larger than males

A Yellow Anaconda
Yellow Anaconda

Anacondas take prey much bigger compared to body weight than other snakes.

A Yellow Cobra
Yellow Cobra

The Yellow Cobra belong to one of the most dangerous families in the world.

A Yellow Sac Spider
Yellow Sac Spider

Primarily Carnivorous, but sometimes snacks on nectar.

A Yellow Spotted Lizard
Yellow Spotted Lizard

Gives birth to live young.

A Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake

Sea snakes spend approximately 90% of their lives under water.

A Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Yellow-Eyed Penguin

The rarest species of penguin!

A Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna

The yellowfin forms schools with other tuna species

A Yeti Crab
Yeti Crab

The yeti crab has hairy arms, which collect bacteria to feed on

A Yoranian

These dogs are very intelligent and are great with children.

A Yorkie Bichon
Yorkie Bichon

Yorkie Bichons can come in a wide range of colors including black, white, blonde, gray, golden, or dark brown.

A Yorkie-poo

The Yorkie-Poo originated from the hybrid poodle phase of the late 20th century

A Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier

Highly energetic and eager for adventure!

Animals that Start with Y