Ultimate List: 215 Animals That Start with P

Illustration of several animals, with the letter P

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 P — all the way from Pacific Herring to Python.

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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 P —

  • Pacific Coast Tick
  • Pacific Herring
  • Pacific Shrew
  • Pacific Sleeper Shark
  • Pacific Spaghetti Eel
  • Paddlefish
  • Pademelon
  • Painted Bunting
  • Painted Turtle
  • Palaeoloxodon Namadicus
  • Palaeophis
  • Paleoparadoxia
  • Palm Rat
  • Palo Verde Beetle
  • Panda
  • Panda Bear
  • Panda Pied Ball Python
  • Pangolin
  • Pantaloon Bee
  • Panther
  • Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
  • Paper Wasp
  • Papillon
  • Papillon Mix
  • Paradise Flying Snake
  • Parakeet
  • Parasaurolophus
  • Parasitic Bee
  • Parrot
  • Parrot Snake
  • Parrotfish
  • Parrotlet
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Parti Schnauzer
  • Partridge
  • Passenger Pigeon
  • Patagonian Cavy
  • Patagonian Mara
  • Patagotitan
  • Patas Monkey
  • Patterdale Terrier
  • Pea Puffer
  • Peacock
  • Peacock Bass
  • Peacock Butterfly
  • Peacock Spider
  • Peafowl Peacock
  • Peagle
  • Peccary
  • Peekapoo
  • Pekingese
  • Pelagornis
  • Pelagornithidae
  • Pelican
  • Pelycosaur
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Penguin
  • Penis Fish
  • Pennsylvania Wood Cockroach
  • Peppered Moth
  • Peppermint Angelfish
  • Perch 
  • Père David’s Deer
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Peringuey’s Adder
  • Perro De Presa Canario
  • Persian
  • Peruvian Fox
  • Peruvian Guinea Pig
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Pesquet’s Parrot
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Petite Goldendoodle
  • Pharaoh Hound
  • Pheasant
  • Pheasant-Tailed Jacana
  • Philippine Cobra
  • Phoenix Chicken
  • Phorusrhacos
  • Phytosaur
  • Picardy Spaniel
  • Pictus Catfish
  • Piebald Dachshund
  • Pied Ball Python
  • Pied Tamarin
  • Pied-Billed Grebe
  • Pig
  • Pig-Nosed Turtle
  • Pigeon
  • Pika
  • Pike
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Pinacate Beetle
  • Pine Beetle
  • Pine Marten
  • Pine Siskin
  • Pine Snake
  • Pinfish
  • Pink Bollworm
  • Pink Dolphin
  • Pink Fairy Armadillo
  • Pink Salmon
  • Pink Toed Tarantula
  • Pink-Necked Green Pigeon
  • Pinta Island Tortoise
  • Pipe Snake
  • Pipefish
  • Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Piranha
  • Piranha Fish
  • Pirarucu
  • Pit Bull
  • Pit Viper
  • Pitador
  • Pitsky
  • Pizzly Bear
  • Plains Hognose Snake
  • Plains Zebra
  • Platinum Arowana
  • Platybelodon
  • Platypus
  • Plesiosaur
  • Pliosaur
  • Plott Hound
  • Plott Hound Mix
  • Plymouth Rock Chicken
  • Pocket Beagle
  • Pocket Pitbull
  • Podenco Canario
  • Pointer
  • Pointer Mix
  • Poison Arrow Frog
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Poisonous Caterpillar
  • Polacanthus
  • Polar Bear
  • Polecat
  • Polish Chicken
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Polish Tatra Sheepdog
  • Polka Dot Stingray
  • Pollan Fish
  • Pollock Fish
  • Polynesian Tree Snail
  • Polyphemus Moth
  • Pomapoo
  • Pomchi
  • Pomeagle
  • Pomeranian
  • Pomeranian Mix
  • Pompano Fish
  • Pomsky
  • Pond Skater
  • Poo-uli
  • Poochon
  • Poodle
  • Poogle
  • Pool Frog
  • Porbeagle Shark
  • Porcupine
  • Porcupinefish
  • Porpoise
  • Portuguese Podengo
  • Possum
  • Potato Beetle
  • Potoo
  • Potoroo
  • Potter Wasp
  • Powderpost Beetle
  • Prairie Chicken
  • Prairie Dog
  • Prairie Rattlesnake
  • Prawn
  • Praying Mantis
  • Preuss’s Monkey
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Procoptodon
  • Pronghorn
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Pudelpointer
  • Puff Adder
  • Pufferfish
  • Puffin
  • Pug
  • Pug Mix
  • Pugapoo
  • Puggle
  • Pugshire
  • Puli
  • Puma
  • Puma Cat
  • Pumi
  • Pumpkin Patch Tarantula
  • Puppy
  • Purple Emperor
  • Purple Emperor Butterfly
  • Purple Finch
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Purple Tarantula
  • Puss Caterpillar
  • Puss Moth
  • Pygmy Hippopotamus
  • Pygmy Marmoset
  • Pygmy Python
  • Pygmy Rattlesnake
  • Pygmy Shark
  • Pygora Goat
  • Pyjama Shark
  • Pyrador
  • Pyredoodle
  • Pyrenean Ibex 
  • Pyrenean Mastiff
  • Pyrenean Shepherd
  • Pyrosome
  • Python

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