Animals That Start With L

Animals That Start With L | List, Fun Facts, And A Free Worksheet

Learn the names of animals that start with L with this vocabulary list. Below you’ll find a list of 50 animals that start with the letter L, together with fun facts and a free PDF worksheet.

List Of Animals Starting With L

  1. Ladybird
  2. Langur
  3. Lapwing
  4. Lemur
  5. Leopard
  6. Liger
  7. Lion
  8. Lizard
  9. Lobster
  10. Locust
  11. Loris
  12. Llama
  13. Longhorn
  14. Longspur
  15. Loon
  16. Lynx
  17. Leaf Cutter Ant
  18. Loggerhead (a type of sea turtle)
  19. Long-Eared Owl
  20. Lovebird
  21. Lyrebird
  22. Lacewing
  23. Lamprey
  24. Lancelet
  25. Langoustine
  26. Lappet-faced Vulture
  27. Leafhopper
  28. Leatherback Turtle
  29. Leech
  30. Leghorn (Chicken)
  31. Leopard Cat
  32. Leopard Seal
  33. Leveret (young hare)
  34. Lhasa Apso (dog breed)
  35. Libyan Striped Weasel
  36. Limpet
  37. Linnet (a kind of bird)
  38. Little Penguin
  39. Lizardfish
  40. Locust Borer (a type of beetle)
  41. Long-beaked Echidna
  42. Long-eared Jerboa
  43. Long-tailed Weasel
  44. Lorikeet
  45. Lowland Anoa (a kind of buffalo)
  46. Lowland Gorilla
  47. Luzon Bleeding-heart (a kind of dove)
  48. Labrador Retriever (dog breed)
  49. Lark (a kind of bird)
  50. Leafy Seadragon

Worksheet – Animals Starting With L

Animals That Start With L - Worksheet

To help you learn or teach these animal names, here’s a free worksheet. This PDF worksheet includes a list of animals beginning with L with pictures. To complete the worksheet, you must match the animal name with the correct image. As always, this worksheet is FREE.

Fun Facts About These Animals Starting With L


Ladybirds, or ladybugs, are not actually bugs at all. They are beetles and there are over 5,000 different species of them!


Langurs are old-world monkeys known for their long tails and hind legs. Some species, like the Gray langurs, are considered sacred in Hinduism.


The Northern Lapwing, a species of lapwing bird, is known for its distinctive “peewit” call, which is how it got its alternate name, the peewit.


Lemurs are a group of primates found exclusively on the island of Madagascar. They range in size from the tiny pygmy mouse lemur to the large indri.


Leopards are large cats known for their golden, spotted bodies and incredible strength. They are strong swimmers and very comfortable in the water.


A liger is a hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. They are the largest of all big cats, larger than their lion or tiger parents.


Often called the king of the jungle, lions are actually not found in jungles at all. Most lions live in the savannah or grasslands.


There are about 6,000 species of lizards. They have been on Earth for over 200 million years, and they can be found all over the world, except in the coldest regions.


Lobsters are known to be potentially immortal in terms of ageing. They continue to grow and reproduce throughout their lives without showing typical signs of ageing.


A locust is a grasshopper that can change its behavior and physiology in response to population density, resulting in highly mobile swarms. These swarms can cause significant agricultural damage.


The Slow Loris is one of the world’s only venomous mammals. It can release venom from glands located near its elbows.


Llamas are part of the camel family. Instead of humps, llamas store fat in their tails and can survive for a long time without water.


The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to over 7 feet from tip to tip.


Longspurs are a group of small, ground-dwelling birds that inhabit the Arctic. They get their name from the long, spur-like claw on their hind toe.


Loons are known for their haunting, melodious calls. They are excellent swimmers, thanks to their solid bones, which help them dive and stay underwater.


A Lynx’s hearing is so sharp that it can detect a mouse moving underneath the snow.

Leaf Cutter Ant

Leaf cutter ants don’t actually eat leaves. Instead, they use the leaves to cultivate a fungus, which they feed on.

Loggerhead (a type of sea turtle)

Loggerhead turtles are known for their large heads, which support powerful jaw muscles. They are primarily carnivorous and enjoy a diet of jellyfish, conchs, crabs, and even fish.

Long-Eared Owl

Despite its name, the long ears of a Long-Eared Owl are actually just tufts of feathers. Its real ears are located on the sides of its head and are covered by feathers.


Despite their name, not all species of lovebirds mate for life, but they are all known for their strong social bonds.


Lyrebirds are known for their exceptional ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.


Adult Lacewings

are known for their delicate, transparent wings. The larvae of many species are voracious predators and are used in pest control.


Lampreys are jawless fish that feed by latching onto other fish and extracting their blood and bodily fluids.


Lancelets are small, translucent animals that live in the sand or mud of shallow and coastal waters. They are among the most primitive chordates, the group that includes all vertebrates.


Langoustines are a type of small lobster. Also known as Norway lobsters or Dublin Bay prawns, they are a highly prized seafood, particularly in Europe.

Lappet-faced Vulture

The Lappet-faced Vulture is the largest vulture in Africa, with a wingspan of nearly 3 meters. It’s so powerful it can drive other vultures away from a carcass.


Leafhoppers can cause damage to a wide variety of plants by feeding on them. They can also jump really fast, and are one of the best jumpers in the animal kingdom relative to their size.

Leatherback Turtle

The Leatherback is the largest sea turtle species. Instead of a hard, bony shell, the leatherback’s carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh.


While leeches are often thought of as blood-suckers, not all species feed on blood. Some are predators that eat small invertebrates.

Leghorn (Chicken)

The Leghorn chicken breed is known for its prolific egg-laying capabilities. They are one of the world’s most common types of chicken and are the foundation of most modern egg-laying breeds.

Leopard Cat

Leopard cats are small, wild cats native to South, Southeast, and East Asia. Despite their name, they are not closely related to leopards.

Leopard Seal

Leopard seals are named for their leopard-like spots and are one of the primary predators of Antarctica.

Leveret (young hare)

A baby hare is called a leveret. They are born fully furred and with their eyes open, unlike rabbits, which are born hairless and blind.

Lhasa Apso (dog breed)

The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered.

Libyan Striped Weasel

The Libyan Striped Weasel is a small, nocturnal carnivore that lives in North Africa. It’s also known as the Saharan Striped Polecat.


Limpets are marine snails with a conical shell. Some limpet species have teeth that are made from the strongest biological material known.

Linnet (a kind of bird)

The linnet is a small songbird found in the finch family. The bird was a popular pet in the late Victorian era due to its melodious song.

Little Penguin

The Little Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin, is the smallest species of penguin. It grows to an average of just 33 cm in height.


Lizardfishes are named for their lizard-like appearance. They are benthic marine fish, meaning they live on the ocean floor, and they have sharp teeth even on their tongues!

Locust Borer (a type of beetle)

The Locust Borer is a beetle that lays its eggs exclusively in black locust trees. The larvae then bore into the tree to feed on the wood.

Long-beaked Echidna

The Long-beaked Echidna is one of the world’s five egg-laying species of

mammals. They are also equipped with a long, sticky tongue to catch their prey.

Long-eared Jerboa

The Long-eared Jerboa is a rodent found in the deserts of Mongolia and China. Its most noticeable features are its elongated hind legs and exceptionally large ears.

Long-tailed Weasel

The Long-tailed Weasel is North America’s most widely distributed carnivore. In the winter, its fur changes from brown and yellow to an all-over white.


Lorikeets are known for their bright, beautiful plumage and their unique brush-tipped tongues, which they use to feed on nectar.

Lowland Anoa (a kind of buffalo)

The Lowland Anoa is a small species of buffalo found in Indonesia. They are the smallest species of wild cattle and are critically endangered due to habitat loss and hunting.

Lowland Gorilla

Lowland Gorillas are the most widespread gorillas. They communicate through a complex system of vocalizations, body postures, facial expressions, and odors.

Luzon Bleeding-heart (a kind of dove)

The Luzon Bleeding-heart is a species of dove native to the Philippines. The red splash of color on its chest, which looks like a bleeding wound, gives this bird its name.

Labrador Retriever (dog breed)

The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. They are known for their friendly and outgoing nature.

Lark (a kind of bird)

Larks are small to medium-sized birds that are known for their beautiful song. Many species are able to sing nonstop for very long periods.

Leafy Seadragon

The Leafy Seadragon, with its leaf-like protrusions, is an expert at camouflage. This marine fish is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia.

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