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Read below for information on 19 different animals that start with the letter L, from ladybirds to lynx. The most popular animal that starts with the letter L is the lion, the apex predator in Africa. The least popular L animal is the leopard tortoise, the most widely distributed tortoise in all of Africa. Some fun facts about letter L animals are:

  • Leopards spend most of their time high in trees
  • Lobsters can grow as old as 100 years
  • Ligers are real animals bred from male lions and female tigers, though are not believed to exist in the wild. They are the largest feline species in the world.
LabradoodleLabradoodle
Friendly and eneretic mix-breed!
Labrador RetrieverLabrador Retriever
Well-balanced, friendly and versatile!
Ladybug (Coccinellidae)Ladybug
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Uroplatus)Leaf-Tailed Gecko
Only found on Madagascar!
Lemming (Lemmus Lemmus)Lemming
Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!
Lemur (Lemur Catta)Lemur
Natively found on the island of Madagascar!
Leopard (Panthera pardus)Leopard
Spends much of the time high in the trees!
Leopard Cat (Prionailurus Bengalensis)Leopard Cat
There are 11 different species!
Leopard Seal (Hydrurga Leptonyx)Leopard Seal
The world's most aggressive seal species!
Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone Pardalis)Leopard Tortoise
The most widely distributed tortoise in Africa!
Liger (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris)Liger
The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
Lion (Panthera leo)Lion
Lives in small groups called prides!
Lionfish (Pterois volitans)Lionfish
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
Little Penguin (Eudyptula Minor)Little Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Llama (Lama Glama)Llama
Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!
Lobster (Nephropidae)Lobster
Have been known to reach 100 years old!
Long-Eared Owl (Casuarius)Long-Eared Owl
Ear-tufts make it look bigger!
Lynx (Felis Lynx)Lynx
Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!