Mammals that Start with K

Published: April 23, 2021
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Mammals that Start with the Letter 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 Kangal Shepherd Dog
Kangal Shepherd Dog

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

A 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 Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear)
Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear)

The cubs are usually weaned after 6 to 8 months; however, they will remain with their mothers through their second winter until they reach 17 months old.

A Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier

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

A Key Deer
Key Deer

Bucks grow new antlers every year.

A Kiang

The kiang, native to the Tibetan Plateau, is the largest of the wild asses!

A Kiko Goat
Kiko Goat

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

A Killer Whale
Killer Whale

Typically consumes over 200 kg of food a day!

A Killifish

Killifish are highly sought after for their peaceful nature and ability to adapt to most aquarium communities.

A Kinder Goat
Kinder Goat

Best jumper of all goats

A King Shepherd
King Shepherd

This hybrid breed is the largest among the shepherd class.

A Kinkajou

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

A 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 Koala

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

A Kodkod

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

A Kooikerhondje

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

A Koolie

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

A Kouprey

The kouprey is one of the rarest mammals in the world

A Kudu

Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!

A Kuvasz

Ownership of this dog was once restricted to the Hungarian nobility

Alphabetical List of Mammals that Start with K

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