Ultimate List: 91 Animals That Start with K

Illustration of several animals, with the letter K

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 K — all the way from Kangaroos to Krill.

A collection of illustrated animal faces with simple, stylized features on square backgrounds, including a lion, a fox, a rabbit, a seal, a tiger, and various wild cats, each with a distinct, friendly expression

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 K —

  • Kagu
  • Kai Ken
  • Kakapo
  • Kaluga Sturgeon
  • Kamehameha Butterfly
  • Kangal Shepard Dog
  • Kangal Shepherd Dog
  • Kangaroo
  • Kangaroo Mouse
  • Kangaroo Rat
  • Kangolf
  • Katipo Spider
  • Katydid
  • Kaua’i ‘ō‘ō
  • Kea
  • Kea Parrot
  • Keagle
  • Keel-Billed Toucan
  • Keelback
  • Keeshond
  • Kelp Greenling
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Kenyan Sand Boa
  • Kermode Bear
  • Kerodon
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Kestrel
  • Kestrel Bird
  • Keta Salmon
  • Key Deer
  • Keyhole Cichlid
  • Khao Manee
  • Khapra Beetle
  • Kiang
  • Kiko Goat
  • Killdeer
  • Killer Clown Ball Python
  • Killer Whale
  • Killifish
  • Kinabalu Giant Red Leech
  • Kinder Goat
  • King Cobra
  • King Cobra Snake
  • King Crab
  • King Eider
  • King Mackerel
  • King Penguin
  • King Quail
  • King Rat Snake
  • King Salmon
  • King Shepherd
  • King Snake
  • King Vulture
  • Kingbird
  • Kingfisher
  • Kingklip
  • Kinkajou
  • Kirtland’s Snake
  • Kishu
  • Kissing Bug
  • Kissing Gourami
  • Kit Fox
  • Kite
  • Kitefin Shark
  • Kitten
  • Kiwi
  • Klipspringer
  • Knifefish
  • Knight Anole
  • Koala
  • Kodiak Bear
  • Kodkod
  • Koi
  • Koi Fish
  • Kokanee Salmon
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Komondor
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Kookaburra
  • Koolie
  • Korean Jindo
  • Kori Bustard
  • Kouprey
  • Kowari
  • Krait
  • Kribensis
  • Krill
  • Kudu
  • Kudzu Bug
  • Kultarr
  • Kuvasz

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