Animals That Start With N

There are many exciting animals whose spelling begins with the letter N.  We’ve compiled a detailed list of these animals, including mind-blowing facts, scientific names, and locations.

Natal Ghost Frog

The Natal ghost frog is native to South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho. They are commonly found in mountainous areas, grasslands, and rapid-flowing streams.

Naked Mole Rat

The Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is true to its name – it has sparse hair with crimped and pallid skin. They are commonly found in parts of East Africa.


Small-sized amphibians exist, and they are called newts (Pleurodelinae). Newts are distinctive members of the salamander family.

Neptune’s Cup

Neptune’s cup (Poterion patera) is simply a giant sponge. Sponges are grossly underdeveloped animals without a nervous system and organs.

Nile Crocodile

Nile crocodiles are large carnivores that prey on large animals. They reside in various parts of sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile basin, and Western Madagascar.

Nicobar Pigeon

The Nicobar pigeon is the only existing member of the Caloenas genus. It is also believed to be the only surviving relative of the poor dodo.


One of the most admired birds, the Nightingale has a melodious voice like no other. The typical Nightingale bird is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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