Mammals that Start with N

Published: April 23, 2021
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Mammals that Start with the Letter N

A Nabarlek

Nabarleks have teeth like a shark, with new molars continuously emerging from the back.

A Naked Mole Rat
Naked Mole Rat

Naked mole rats don’t get cancer

A Narwhal

Lives and hunts in the frigid Arctic!

A Neanderthal

Roamed Asia and Europe for around 100,000 years!

A Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff

Fearless and extremely protective of it's home!

A Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland dwarf rabbit is the smallest domestic rabbit breed in the world.

A Newfoundland

Introduced by Vikings more than 1,000 years ago!

A Newfypoo

Newfypoos have a thick oily coat that can be hard to groom.

A Nigerian Goat
Nigerian Goat

Produces a lot of milk for its small size

A Nilgai

Nilgai were hunted for their meat as far back as 8,000 years ago.

A Norfolk Terrier
Norfolk Terrier

Fearless but not aggressive!

A North American Black Bear
North American Black Bear

Short claws make them good tree climbers!

A Northern Fur Seal
Northern Fur Seal

Dense underfur means they don’t need blubber to stay warm

A Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund once worked on Norse homesteads

A Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Elkhound

This breed traveled with the Vikings!

A Norwegian Forest
Norwegian Forest

Has a long, thick double coat of fur!

A Norwegian Lundehund
Norwegian Lundehund

This breed is also called the Norsk Lundehund and the Norwegian Puffin Dog

A Norwich Terrier
Norwich Terrier

Though Norwich terriers are small, they have a reputation for being feisty.

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Toller is one of only two breeds that hunters use as decoys while hunting.

A Nubian Goat
Nubian Goat

The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat that traces its ancestry to India and Egypt.

A Numbat

There are less than 1,000 left in the wild!

A Nutria

An invasive species, one female nutria can birth up to 200 babies in just a few years of living!

A Nyala

They have a high-pitched alarm call that sounds like a barking dog.

Alphabetical List of Mammals that Start with N

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