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Animals That Start with I

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Read below for information on 13 different animals that start with the letter I, from ibis to indri. The most popular animal that starts with the letter I is the iguana, a common exotic pet. The least popular I animal is the indian star tortoise, so named for the unique star patterns on its shell. Some fun facts about letter I animals are:

  • Impalas can jump as high as 10 feet and run over 50 miles an hour
  • Indian palm squirrels are considered sacred in India and an invasive species in Australia
  • Often domesticated and previously used in battle, the wild indian elephant population is estimated at only about 20,000 today.
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Ibizan HoundIbizan Hound
Intelligent, active and engaging by nature!
Iguana (Iguana Iguana)Iguana
Uses visual signals to communicate!
Impala (Aepyceros Melampus)Impala
Able to jump over 10 feet high
Indian Elephant (Elephas Maximus Indicus)Indian Elephant
Found throughout south-east Asia!
Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus Palmarum)Indian Palm Squirrel
Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!
Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Unicornis)Indian Rhinoceros
Also known as the one-horned rhino!
Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Indian Star Tortoise
Popular in the exotic pet trade!
Indochinese Tiger (Panthera Tigris Corbetti)Indochinese Tiger
Now thought to be extinct in China!
Indri (Indri indri)Indri
The largest species of Lemur!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Irish SetterIrish Setter
Can live for up to 16 years!
Irish WolfHoundIrish WolfHound
Sweet-tempered, patient and thoughtful!