Ultimate List: 77 Animals That Start with N

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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 N — all the way from Narwhal to Nutria.

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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 N —

  • Nabarlek
  • Naegleria
  • Naked Mole Rat
  • Narluga
  • Narwhal
  • Natterjack
  • Natterjack Toad
  • Nautilus
  • Neanderthal
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Nebelung
  • Needlefish
  • Nelore Cattle
  • Nematode
  • Nene
  • Neon Tetra
  • Neptune Grouper
  • Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
  • New Hampshire Red Chicken
  • New World Monkey
  • New World Tarantula Spider
  • Newfoundland
  • Newfypoo
  • Newt
  • Nguni Cattle
  • Nicobar Pigeon
  • Nigerian Goat
  • Night Adder
  • Night Heron
  • Night Lizard
  • Night Snake
  • Nighthawk
  • Nightingale
  • Nightjar
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Nile Monitor
  • Nile Perch
  • Nilgai
  • No See Ums
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norrbottenspet
  • North American Beaver
  • North American Black Bear
  • North Atlantic Right Whale
  • Northern Alligator Lizard
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Crested Caracara
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Fur Seal
  • Northern Harrier
  • Northern Inuit Dog
  • Northern Jacana
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Northern Parula
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Potoo
  • Northern Screamer
  • Northern Short-Tailed Shrew
  • Northern Water Snake
  • Norway Rat
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Norwegian Forest
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Nose-Horned Viper
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Nubian Goat
  • Nudibranch
  • Numbat
  • Nuralagus
  • Nurse Shark
  • Nut Weevil
  • Nuthatch
  • Nutria
  • Nyala

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