A picture of an elephant, which is an animal that starts with an E.

Animals That Start With E (Full List)

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Animals that start with the letter E are found in all the different types of animal classes. There are E-Letter mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even fish that look different and eat differently within the same class. So, what animal starts with E? 

Here are a few of the most common animals before we dive into an extensive list of the animals that start with E and what they eat.

  • Elephant
  • Elk
  • Eagle
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Eel

Hopefully, this article will satisfy your curiosity about animals that start with E!

16 Mammals That Start With an E

  1. Elephant
  2. Elk
  3. Eastern Chipmunk
  4. Eastern Gorilla
  5. Elephant Seal
  6. Elephant Shrew
  7. Echidna
  8. Egyptian Mau (Cat)
  9. English Bulldog
  10. English Setter (Dog)
  11. English Sheperd
  12. Ermine
  13. Eskimo Dog
  14. Eurasian Wolf
  15. European Wildcat
  16. Evening Bat

What These Mammals Eat

Narrowing down what mammals eat into a short list is difficult because of how expansive the mammal class is. They eat all types of different things, including both plants and other animals. 

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Plants
  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Leaves

19 Birds That Start With an E

  1. Emperor Penguin
  2. Emu
  3. Emperor Goose
  4. European Robin
  5. Eared Dove
  6. Egyptian Goose
  7. Eagle Owl
  8. English Sparrow
  9. Eastern Bluebird
  10. Elegant Tern
  11. Emerald-Chinned Hummingbird
  12. Eastern Towhee
  13. Emerald-Bellied Puffleg
  14. Ethiopian Swallow
  15. Eurasian Jay
  16. European Robin
  17. Eye-Ringed Flatbill
  18. Eyebrowed Thrush
  19. Egret

What These Birds Eat

Birds can also dabble in eating other smaller animals and plants, but a majority of them eat a variety of small nuts and seeds.

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Nuts and acorns
  • Seeds
  • Insects
  • Grasses
  • Grain

14 Reptiles That Start With an E

  1. Eastern Box Turtle
  2. Eastern Fox Snake
  3. Elegant Coral Snake
  4. Emerald Spiny Lizard
  5. Ernst’s Map Turtle
  6. European Tiger Snake
  7. Elongate Tortoise
  8. Elegant Tree Iguana 
  9. Elbrus Lizard
  10. Eastern Ribbon Snake
  11. Eastern Pine Snake
  12. Eared Keelback
  13. Ellated Skinks
  14. Earless Lizard

What These Reptiles Eat

Reptiles’ diets vary, but they eat other animals and plants like the other animals on our list.

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Birds
  • Frogs
  • Rats
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Fish
  • Insects

17 Amphibians That Start With an E

  1. Eft
  2. Eastern Banjo Frog
  3. Eastern Ghost Frog
  4. Eastern Crested Toad
  5. Eastern Newt
  6. Edible Bullfrog
  7. Emei Music frog
  8. Emerald Poison Frog
  9. Ethipoian Banana Frog
  10. Ezo Salamander
  11. Everglades Dward Siren
  12. European Tree Frog
  13. Ethiopian Snout-Burrower
  14. Epirus Water Frog
  15. Eritrea Clawed Frog
  16. Eungella Gastric-Brooding Frog
  17. Eungella Day Frog

What These Amphibians Eat

Amphibians are usually very small creatures and will eat anything small enough to fit in their mouths.

  • Insects
  • Slugs
  • Snails
  • Birds

22 Fish That Start With an E

  1. Eel
  2. Eagle Ray
  3. Eel Cod
  4. Eeltail Catfish
  5. Earthworm Eel
  6. East Coast Flounder
  7. East Coast Barb
  8. Elongate Carpet Shark
  9. Ember Tetra
  10. East China Leg Skate
  11. Eelgrass Blenny
  12. Eelpout
  13. Egyptian Sole
  14. Eight-lined Wrasse
  15. Eightspine Cardinal Fish
  16. Eightbarbel Loach
  17. Elastic Eel
  18. Electric Catfish
  19. Elegant Pipe Fish
  20. Elegant Unicorn Fish
  21. Elephant Fish
  22. Elk River Darter

What These Fish Eat

Fish tends to eat a combination of tiny insects and other fish, or whatever they come by while swimming in the ocean or a lake. Food is food to fish. 

  • Worms
  • Other fish
  • Insects
  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Frogs

Learn more about the animals that begin with other letters in our series of posts on the subject:

Thomas Demers
Tom is a managing partner with Pet News Daily. He has been writing and researching on the web for over 10 years. He owns 3 dogs, 3 cats, and is a huge animal lover. His current obsession is working on training his (currently very good but very poorly behaved) 87 pound, 1 year old Bernedoodle named Pinecone.