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Animals A to Z

The following list has some of the most common animals we tend to know about.  It’s also lots of fun to make A to Z lists of each of the five animal classes of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. You could even go into more detail with A to Z lists of the many different types of animals that include bears, bees, birds, cats, dinosaurs, dogs, fish, frogs, owls, sharks, and whales (i.e. humpback whale, orca whale, killer whale). Visit your local library to find books on these and many more animals, or use your favorite online search engines. 

Two websites that do a great job of detailing many of the animals on this list are A-Z Animals - and Animal Planet’s Wild Animals A to Z -

A – alligator, angelfish, ant, anteater, antelope, armadillo
B – baboon, badger, barracuda, bat, bear, beaver, bee, beetle, bird, buffalo, bison, bobcat, butterfly, bullfrog, bulldog, bumble bee, buzzard
C – cat, caterpillar, catfish, chameleon, cheetah, chicken, chimpanzee, chinchilla, chipmunk, cobra, cockroach, cougar, cow, coyote, crab, crane, cricket, crocodile
D – deer, dinosaurs, dog, dolphin, donkey, dragonfly, duck
E – eagle, electric eel, elephant, emu
F – falcon, ferret, fish, flamingo, fly, flying squirrel, fox, frog

G – gecko, gerbil, giraffe, goat, goose, gopher, gorilla, grasshopper, ground hog, guinea pig
H – hamster, hare, hedgehog, hermit crab, heron, hippopotamus, horse, human, hummingbird, hyena
I – ibex, ibis, iguana, impala, insect, Irish setter, Irish wolf hound,
J – Jack Russell Terrier, jackal, jack rabbit, jaguar, javalina, jellyfish, jerboa, joey
K – kangaroo, killer whale, koala, komodo dragon, krill
L – ladybug, lamb, lemur, leopard, lion, lizard, llama, lobster, loon, lynx
M – macaw, magpie, manatee, meerkat, mongoose, monkey, moose, mosquito, moth, mule
N – nautilus, Newfoundland Dog, newt, nightingale, northern pike, numbat, nurse shark
O – octopus, okapi, opossum, orangutan, orca whale, ostrich, otter, owl, oyster
P – panther, parrot, peacock, pelican, penguin, pheasant, piranha, platypus, pig, polar bear, poodle, porcupine, prairie dog, puffin
Q – quagga, quahog, quail, quetzal, Quetzalcoatl’s, quelea, quillback, quiqui, quokka, quoll
R – rabbit, raccoon, rat, rattlesnake, reindeer, rhinoceros,
S – Sabre-Toothed Tiger, Saint Bernard, salamander, scorpion, sea dragon, sea lion, sea otter, sea turtle, sea urchin, seahorse, seal, sheep, shark, Shih Tzu, shrimp, Siamese cat, Siberian Husky, skunk, sloth, snail, snake, snapping turtle, sparrow, sponge, squid, squirrel, starfish, sting ray, swan
T – Tasmanian Devil, termite, tiger, toad, tortoise, turtle, toucan, tree frog, turkey
U – uguisu, uakari, umbrella bird, urial, urutu
V – vampire bat, vervet monkey, vulture
W – wallaby, walrus, warthog, wasp, water buffalo, weasel, whale, wildebeest, wolf, wolverine, wombat, worm, woodpecker, woolly mammoth
X – x-ray tetra, xanthareel, xantus, x
antusiidae, xenarthra, xenopeltidae, xenops, xenopus, xerus, xiphias, xiphosuran, xoloitzcuintli Y – yak, yellow lab, Yorkshire terrier, yellow angelfish, yellow cardinal , yellow clownfish, yellow crazy ant,  yellow garden eel, yellow ground squirrel, yellow sea cucumber, yellow woolly bear, yellow-tailed mullet, yellow bar parrotfish
Z – zebra, zander, Zanzibar, zebu, zenaida, zethus wasp, zho, zigzag salamander, zonkey, zorse, zonure, zopilote, zooplankton, zorilla, zyzzyva


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