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Animals That Start With N

Animals That Start With N

Many animals across the globe start with the letter N. Here are a few that you may have heard of or never known about before.

The Natterjack Toad, found in Europe and North Africa, is distinguishable by its loud croak; it usually spends time near ponds and wetlands.

The Nightingale has a melodious song that it sings primarily at night and can be found in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa; this bird has been an inspiration for poets and musicians alike.

Found in the Arctic Ocean around Greenland, Canada, Russia, and Norway is the Narwhal — famed for its tusk that can grow up to 8 feet long! The tusk serves as protection against predators while also being used for socializing.

Nutria are aquatic rodents native to South America but now endemic globally. They prefer living close to water sources where they feed on plants such as leaves and stems — sometimes even fish or insects!

Rounding off this list is the Numbat which calls eucalypt forests in Australia home. Its spotted fur makes it stand out from other wildlife; however, its diet rendered them vulnerable when non-native species arrived due to insufficient food sources.

List of animals that start with the letter N

  • Nabarlek
  • Naegleria
  • Naked Mole Rat
  • Narwhal
  • Natterjack
  • Nautilus
  • Neanderthal
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Nebelung
  • Needlefish
  • Nelore Cattle
  • Neon Tetra
  • Neptune Grouper
  • Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
  • Newfoundland
  • Newfypoo
  • Newt
  • Nguni Cattle
  • Nicobar pigeon
  • Nigerian Goat
  • Night Adder
  • Night Heron
  • Night Snake
  • Nightingale
  • Nightjar
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Nilgai
  • No See Ums
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norrbottenspets
  • North American Black Bear
  • Northern Alligator Lizard
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Fur Seal
  • Northern Harrier
  • Northern Inuit Dog
  • Northern Jacana
  • Northern Parula
  • Northern Potoo
  • Northern Screamer
  • 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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Cristian Gonzalez

Howdy! I created this website to learn all about the amazing creatures that are the animals. I have two cats called Santiago and Valentina.
By Cristian Gonzalez •  Updated: 01/28/23