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Ultimate List: 127 Animals That Start with D

Illustration of several animals, with the letter D

The animal kingdom encompasses a beautifully diverse array of species — from mammals and birds to reptiles and insects. And we’ve got them all! Animals are an integral part of Earth’s ecosystem, playing important roles in maintaining the balance of nature.

We’ve collected the ultimate list of animal names that start with D — all the way from Dalmatians to Dwarf Hamsters.

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Why did we write this article? 

  1. We share the Earth with animals — and we each can benefit from understanding and appreciating the entire animal kingdom
  2. Recognizing the importance of all creatures, big and small, can inspire us to make choices that benefit them and our planet.
  3. As a good news website — we have reported hundreds of good news stories about animals and we want it to be easier for you to enjoy them. Throughout this article, you’ll find links to good news stories about various animal species! We hope you get a chance to read a few and enjoy! 

We hope you discover something new — and maybe even share a good news story about your favorite animal with a friend. 

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Animals That Start with the Letter D —

  • Dachsador
  • Dachshund
  • Dachshund Mix
  • Daeodon
  • Dalmadoodle
  • Dalmador
  • Dalmatian
  • Dalmatian Mix
  • Damselfish
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Daniff
  • Danios
  • Danish Swedish Farmdog
  • Dapple Dachshund
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Darkling Beetle
  • Dartfish
  • Darwin’s Fox
  • Darwin’s Frog
  • Dassie Rat
  • Daug
  • De Brazza’s Monkey
  • Death Adder
  • Death’s Head Cockroach
  • Deathwatch Beetle
  • Decorator Crab
  • Deer
  • Deer Head Chihuahua
  • Deer Mouse
  • Deer Tick
  • Degu
  • Deinocheirus
  • Deinosuchus
  • Desert Ghost Ball Python
  • Desert Kingsnake
  • Desert Locust
  • Desert Rain Frog
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Desert Wolf
  • Desmostylus
  • Deutsche Bracke
  • Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle
  • Devon Rex
  • De Winton’s Golden Mole
  • Dhole
  • Diamond Python
  • Diamondback Moth
  • Dibbler
  • Dickcissel
  • Dickinsonia
  • Dik-Dik
  • Dikkop
  • Dilophosaurus
  • Dimetrodon
  • Diminutive Woodrat
  • Dingo
  • Dinocrocuta
  • Dinofelis
  • Dinopithecus
  • Dinosaur
  • Dinosaur Shrimp
  • Diplodocus
  • Dipper
  • Diprotodon
  • Dire Wolf
  • Disco Clam
  • Discus
  • Diving Bell Spider
  • Diving Duck
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dobsonfly
  • Dodo
  • Doedicurus
  • Dog
  • Dog Tick
  • Dogfish
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Dolphin
  • Dolphin Fish
  • Domestic Pig
  • Donkey
  • Dorgi
  • Dorkie
  • Dorking Chicken
  • Dormouse
  • Double Doodle
  • Douc
  • Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Doxiepoo
  • Doxle
  • Draco Lizard
  • Draco Volans Lizard
  • Dracula Parrot
  • Dragon Eel
  • Dragonfish
  • Dragonfly
  • Dreadnoughtus
  • Drever
  • Dromedary Camels
  • Dromornis Stirtoni
  • Drongo
  • Drum Fish
  • Drywood Termites
  • Dubia Cockroach
  • Duck
  • Duck-Billed Platypus
  • Dugong
  • Duiker
  • Dumeril’s Boa
  • Dung Beetle
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Dunker
  • Dunkleosteus
  • Dunnart
  • Dunnock
  • Dusky Dolphin
  • Dusky Seaside Sparrow
  • Dusky Shark
  • Dutch Rabbit
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Dwarf Boa
  • Dwarf Crocodile
  • Dwarf Gourami
  • Dwarf Hamster
  • Dzo

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