Animals That Start With L

From ladybirds to lynx, here are 55 different animals that begin with the letter L. The lion, Africa’s apex predator, is the most popular animal that begins with the letter L.

The leopard tortoise, Africa’s most widely distributed tortoise, is the least popular L animal. There are a few interesting facts about the letter L:


Lacewings are insects with two pairs of thin, veinshed wings. Lacewing species come in a variety of colors. Green lacewings, also known as Chrysopidae family members, are the most well-known.

The order Neuroptera, which has existed since the days of the dinosaurs, is home to lacewings.


A poodle and a Labrador retriever are crossed to create the labradoodle. It resembles a stuffed animal with its curly coat and sweet face.

It’s a wonderful friend for children or adults with active lifestyles because it’s inquisitive and energetic.

The breed was originally developed as a service dog, which is a fun fact.

Lake Sturgeon

This distinctive-looking, laid-back, long-lived fish has remained essentially unchanged since the Pleistocene epoch. It has dinosaur-like scutes on its body and a cartilage-based skeleton, much like a shark. Despite its scruffy appearance, it has a delicious flesh and roe, and overfishing almost wiped it off the planet.

Acipenser fulvescens is the scientific name for the lake sturgeon. The Latin word acipenser means “sturgeon,” and the Latin term fulvescens means “yellowish.” This fish has just one species and no subspecies.

Ladybug / Ladybird

Little beetles with brightly colored, speckled wing covers, ladybugs (also known as ladybirds outside of North America) are a kind of little beetle. Ladybugs come in over 6,000 different varieties and can be found all around the globe.

Aphids (greenflies) are beneficial to crops, so ladybugs eat them. Gardeners are often delighted when ladybugs visit their vegetables for this reason.

Invasive ladybug species include the harlequin ladybird. Their introduction was intended to assist farmers, but their presence may endanger native ladybug species.


Because of its fondness for blood, this fish is also known as the vampire fish. It’s a blood-sucking saltwater creature that lives off the blood of other fish.

The circular, chaotic, sucker-like mouth is the creature’s most prominent feature.

Male lampreys wrap themselves around females to squeeze out eggs during reproduction.

La Mancha Goat

Domesticated goats (Capra hircus) have been around for over 10,000 years. They’re considered meat by some people. These people produce milk for others. They are also wonderful companions for children of all ages, or as petting zoo favorites.

Goats come in a wide range of sizes, from 50 pounds to 300 pounds for the biggest. Goats come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white, and maybe spotted.

All goats have the same dental pattern, regardless of size, color, or purpose. We’ll discuss goat teeth in depth, their function, how long they last, and the unusual toothless section of a goat’s mouth here.

Throughout this bleating, frequently fainting ruminant, we’ll go into depth about each sort of tooth and its unique use. And we’ll discuss whether goats have upper teeth.


In hilly areas of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the lammergeier is a vulture. The bearded vulture is another name for the species. The lammergeier is a rare species, with fewer than 7,000 specimens remaining in the wild. Despite its wide range (the region where it may be found), the species is extremely vulnerable.

Carrion is the food of the lammergeier. It has extremely acidic stomach fluids that can break down massive bones in less than 24 hours.


Except for Antarctica, leeches are predators and blood-suckers that can be found on every continent.

The two suckers on one end of its body are what set it apart. Leeches have been used in medicine for millennia and are still used today.

Leeches have ten eyes yet can’t see very well.

Lappet-faced Vulture

Africa’s largest vulture is the Lappet-faced Vulture.

This large vulture, also known as the Nubian vulture, may make the lives of other vultures easier. That’s because it’s the only vulture that can break down the carcass of a large animal with a tough hide.

It may hang back while others have their fill, despite its reputation as a bit of a bully. The lappet-faced vulture has the pick of the litter now. Tendons, bones, and whatever flesh is left would be extremely difficult.

Lappet-faced vultures create their nests at a considerable distance from other vultures, in the crowns of thorn trees. Both parents participate in the construction of the nest, which may be 10 feet across. It’s lined with grass and fur, and it’s constructed of sticks.

Even if the nest is complete, it isn’t utilized until it’s time to lay the egg. The parents had been sleeping and resting near it until then. The nest may be used multiple times by the pair.

Leafcutter Ant

In Central and South America, leafcutter ants live. They have enormous colonies, with up to 8 million insects per colony.

Leafcutter ants transport leaves and other vegetation to their nests, which they collect. In this area of the nest, known as a “fungal garden,” the plant material is chewed and used to cultivate fungus. The queen, as well as the other ants that don’t leave the nest, consume the fungus.


Little rodents that dwell in or around the Arctic are known as lemmings. Their bodies are robust, and their head is small.

They do not hibernate at all and are exclusively carnivorous, eating seeds, grass, roots, and berries.

Lemmings can breed in less than a month following their birth. This is a fun fact!

Lawnmower Blenny

The Lawnmower Blenny is a saltwater fish that can be found in Australasia and is sometimes called the Jeweled Rockskipper, algae blenny, or banded blenny.

Although it is not a desired culinary fish, the shifting color of its body makes it popular in many fish tanks.

Salarias fasciatus is the scientific name for the lawnmower blenny, which was first discovered in 1786. The Latin term for trout is “salarias,” but “fasciatus” means “banded.”

The Jeweled Rockskipper, algae blenny, banded blenny, banded-jeweled blenny, barred blenny, lineated blenny, lined blenny, painted blenny are just a few of the common names for these fish.