10 Remarkable Animals Beginning with A

A list of popular animals whose names begin with the letter “A”.

The animal kingdom comprises more than two million species; some beautiful and colorful while others are odd-looking and bizarre. If you  are asked to name 10 popular animals that begins with the letter ‘A’,  how would you do it? Below is my own list of popular animals that starts with the letter ’A’.

  1. Agama

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    An agama is a long-tailed lizard inhabiting forests and bushes across Africa. Some agamas can be 5 inches long while others can be a foot long in length and can come in different colors. These lizards are active during the day looking for prey and at times eating seeds, berries, grass and even snatching eggs of other small lizards.  Adult dominant males have a red face with shiny orange and blue coloring. Males are known to have five or more females on their territory for breeding. During courtship, male agamas wear stunning breeding colors.   The male bobs his head which can turn bright blue, orange or yellow to impress the female. March to May is the usual breeding season.

  2. Alligator

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    An Alligator is a species of crocodilian that falls under the family Alligatoridae. Alligators are found only in two countries: the United States and China. There are more than a million alligators that inhibit two U.S. states;  Florida and Louisiana. The Chinese alligator is extremely threatened with only a few dozen inhibiting the Yangtze River valley.  Alligators and crocodiles differ in some features like: Alligators have wide, flat and rounded snouts, while crocodiles own longer, sharper snouts; and  unlike crocodiles, alligators lower teeth are hidden when their mouths are closed. They grow to about 10 to 15 ft. in length and can weigh up to 450 kg. The average life span of alligators in the wild is about 35 to 50 years. Alligators’ main prey are smaller animals that they can kill and eat with a single bite and if they are hungry they’ll eat anything including humans.

  3. Ant

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32 Responses to “10 Remarkable Animals Beginning with A”
  1. monica55 Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Wow! papaleng you are on the roll. This is another great one, and a great research too.

  2. Morgana Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Very interesting animals and very interesting facts. I thought crocodiles were found all over the world, I had no idea they were only found in U.S. and China.

  3. Joe Dorish Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Very good papaleng.

  4. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wow, my friend, you can be our good science teacher. Thanks for your class, from student Chan. :-)

  5. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for the latest lesson in the study of nature. As always I have learnt so much from you. Good work.


  6. Jeffrey B. Merrow Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

    if noah needed a person to tell him about the animals you would be my first choice to recomend great piece of work awsome pictures i look forward to your writes there the best god bless

  7. Mrs M Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I can’t believe how many animals are out there. I wonder how many speicies there are

  8. Lady Sunshine Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    So fascinating, papaleng! There are so many different species out there on this beautiful planet. Animals are both wondrous and frightening.

  9. Mystical Whitewolf Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Awesome animals, some I had never heard of before. Thank you for sharing this with me.

  10. nutuba Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Papaleng, this is great! I hadn’t heard of many of them before. And I’m delighted to have another word that rhymes with Obama (Agama) for future poetry. :-) Nicely done my friend!

  11. ChiMiauw Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    wow, the African Tree Pangolin looks like a monster from space hahaha, I have never seen such an animal while I have travelled to so many places… The Antechinus is so small and so cuteeee!!!

  12. Betty Carew Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Wow this is great Papaleng beautiful pics and well written article

  13. macon Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Nice to find great reads! Good work, another addition to my knowledge!

  14. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    papaleng, you always find the most interesting things to write about and this is no exception. Love it.

  15. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    the archerfish is amazing

  16. Juancav Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    A..A.. Astounding my friend As Always.

  17. rutherfranc Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    amazing animals!

  18. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On April 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Very cool article – - I hadn’t heard of some of those animals before*



    -Liane Schmidt.

  19. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On April 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Very interesting article and nice clorful pictures. I really enjoyede reading yr stuff. Well done n thanx 4 sharing

  20. NA Staffieri Says...

    On April 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Anteater also known as an Aardvark. (Still begins with the letter A) Great stuff, papaleng.

  21. monica55 Says...

    On April 10, 2009 at 12:58 am

    It’s very amazing how you find these animals papaleng. Great piece.

  22. Melody Arcamo Lagrimas Says...

    On April 10, 2009 at 2:34 am

    The armadillos and pangolins are stunning.Great job, papaleng.

  23. Ori Sonata Says...

    On April 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

    If you continue listing animals from Africa, I believe you can have more than 100 species in this list. Nice article anyway.

  24. CutestPrincess Says...

    On April 10, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    excellent job, once again! im waiting for the “10 Remarkable Animals Beginning with B”

  25. MMV Abad Says...

    On April 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Amazing collections. I’ll definitely wait for the next batch :)

  26. PR Mace Says...

    On April 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Great educational article.

  27. Kimberly Moore Says...

    On April 13, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Great article!!

  28. OhSugar Says...

    On April 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for sharing such interesting article. Some of the animals such as the African Tree Pangolin and the Antechinus, I had never heard. So, thanks of the education.

  29. Emily Ashley Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Very informative article!

  30. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On May 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Very cool

  31. Anonymous Says...

    On October 18, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Morgana are you f***king stupid?

  32. GAYETTE Says...

    On June 27, 2010 at 6:45 am


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