Animals that Start with A | List of 57 Animals Starting with A

Do you know any animals that start with A? Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of all the animals around the world that start with the letter a. You’ll find these animals in Australia, Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and even Antarctica. An interesting fact was included with each species to get a feel for the diversity of animals that’s in this world!

Animals that Start with A

List of Animals Starting with A

This is a useful list of animals that start with A in English.

  • Aardvark
  • Abyssinian
  • Adelie Penguin
  • Affenpinscher
  • Afghan Hound
  • African Bush Elephant
  • African Civet
  • African Clawed Frog
  • African Forest Elephant
  • African Palm Civet
  • African Penguin
  • African Tree Frog
  • African Wild Dog
  • Ainu Dog
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akbash
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Albatross
  • Aldabra Giant Tortoise
  • Alligator
  • Alpaca
  • Alpine Dachsbracke
  • Amazon River Dolphin
  • American Alsatian
  • American Bulldog
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • American Coonhound
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • American Foxhound
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Amur Leopard
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Angelfish
  • Ant
  • Anteater
  • Antelope
  • Appenzeller Dog
  • Arctic Fox
  • Arctic Hare
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Armadillo
  • Asian Elephant
  • Asian Giant Hornet
  • Asian Palm Civet
  • Asiatic Black Bear
  • Aurochs
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Kelpie Dog
  • Australian Mist
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Australian Terrier
  • Avocet
  • Axolotl
  • Aye Aye

Animals that Start with A | Interesting Facts and Pictures


Walks on their toes

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The oldest breed of cat in the world


Adelie Penguin

Named after an area in Antarctica

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Means monkey terrier in German


Afghan Hound

As fast as racehorses

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African Bush Elephant

Lives in the Savanna, deserts, and rainforests

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African Civet


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African Clawed Frog

Burrows in the mud and can lay dormant for up to a year

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African Forest Elephant

Can live up to 70 years

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African Palm Civet

Weights 3 to 10 pounds

African Penguin

Only penguin species in Africa

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African Tree Frog

The average life expectancy is 5 years

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African Wild Dog

Known as the painted dog

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Ainu Dog

They howl like wolves when they’re happy

Airedale Terrier

Largest of the terriers

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Commonly used as a guard dog



Named for a region in Japan


Alaskan Malamute

Commonly used as a sled dog

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Has the largest wingspan of any bird


Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The oldest got to be 255 years old

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Has two sets of eyelids



Spits up to ten feet


Alpine Dachsbracke

A very slow-moving breed of dog

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Amazon River Dolphin

Also known as the Pink Dolphin

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American Alsatian

Dog breed developed in California

American Bulldog

Faster and bigger than English Bulldogs

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American Cocker Spaniel

The 1st cancer-detecting dog

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American Coonhound

Bred to hunt raccoons

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American Eskimo Dog

Originated in Germany

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American Foxhound

A great nose for hunting foxes and coyotes

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American Pit Bull Terrier

Not accepted by the AKC due to their violent behaviors

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American Staffordshire Terrier

Extremely muscular

American Water Spaniel

Almost went extinct

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Amur Leopard

The rarest big cat in the world

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Came to the US for a secret government program

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Males and females look the same



More than 12,000 species of ants



They have no teeth



Renews their horns every year


Appenzeller Dog

Popular farm dog

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Arctic Fox

They mate for life

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Arctic Hare

Known as the Polar Rabbit

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Arctic Wolf

The inner part of their fur is waterproof

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A Spanish word that translates to “little armored one”


Asian Elephant

The world’s largest land animal

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Asian Giant Hornet

The largest hornet in the world

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Asian Palm Civet

Active during the night

Asiatic Black Bear

Used for traditional medicine

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Both males and females have horns (bigger on males)

Australian Cattle Dog

One of the most intelligent dog breeds

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Australian Kelpie Dog

Known to intimidate other animals

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Australian Mist

Cat breed developed in Australia

Australian Shepherd

Has the stamina to work all day

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Australian Terrier

Has a waterproof double coat

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Has a curved, upturned beak



Can regrow the same limbs up to five times


Aye Aye

One of the rarest animals in the world

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hamid baroun
hamid baroun
1 year ago

hi, i am looking for a book or dictionary of all animals with names and pictures. can you help me?

1 year ago
Reply to  hamid baroun

no I can’t sorry😥

1 year ago
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Niyathi Ashok Gowda
Niyathi Ashok Gowda
1 year ago

I want each and every sea animals names. Even a Sea animal dictionary .
Please help me .

1 year ago

I need bird names. Can u help me?