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Animals That Start with J

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Read below for information on 8 different animals that start with the letter J, rom jackals to jellyfish. The most popular animal that starts with the letter J is the jaguar, the largest wild cat on the American continent. The least popular J animal is the Japanese Macaque, also known as The Snow Monkey. Some fun facts about letter J animals include:

  • There are only 72 individual javan rhinoceros in the wild today. All are located in a single national park.
  • Jaguars are believed to be named from the Native American work yaguar, meaning ‘he who kills with one leap’
  • The immortal jellyfish (turritopsis dohrnii) has the biological ability to live forever
Jack RusselJack Russel
Intelligent, athletic and fearless!
Jackal (Canis Aureus)Jackal
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Jaguar (Panthera onca)Jaguar
The largest feline on the American continent!
Japanese ChinJapanese Chin
Alert, intelligent and independent!
Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata)Japanese Macaque
Has cheek pouches for storing food!
Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus)Javan Rhinoceros
Only has a 25cm long horn!
JavaneseJavanese
Features that closely resemble a Siamese cat!
Jellyfish (Cnidaria Scyphozoa Aurelia)Jellyfish
Have tentacles around their mouths!