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AZ Animals tracks 32 animals that start with the letter Y. They include yaks and yellow-eyed penguins (the rarest of the penguins!). 10hunting.com will cover more Y animals soon.


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List of animals starting with Y

animals that start with y

Abbie

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
malacostalca
Order
decapod
family
Parasitology
belongs to
Crawfish
scientific name
crayfish buster

Fun fact: yabby can survive prolonged droughts by burrowing in the soil.

The yabby is an all-aquatic freshwater crayfish native to Australia and is the most widely distributed crayfish on the continent. A member of the Cherax genus, the yabby is commonly found in slow-moving waterways across Australia and New Guinea. It has a unique survival mechanism and can tolerate prolonged drought. Some members […] read more


yak

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
family
Bovine
belongs to
Boss
scientific name
big ox

Fun Fact: Yaks can live at altitudes of up to 20,000 feet—the highest of any terrestrial mammal.

The yak is a stocky animal with a strong skeleton and long, bushy hair. The yak is native to Tibet and China, but also found in Mongolia, Nepal and Central Asia. Scientists believe the Qiang people domesticated yaks at least 5,000 years ago, a claim supported by genetic evidence. However, some […] read more


Yakutleka

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun fact: The Yakuts were probably the first people to use dog sleds, so the Yakut Laika may have been one of the first sled dogs.

The Yakuts were probably the first people to use dog sleds, so the Yakut Laika may have been one of the first sled dogs. While the Yakut Laika have only recently become better known in other parts of the world, they are an ancient breed. As you might guess from their names, they […] read more


Yalala

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Viperidae
belongs to
Bothrops
scientific name
long tailed catfish

Fun Fact: Females Are Much Larger Than Males

Beautiful but dangerous pitviper. This hardy-bodied rattlesnake belongs to one of the most dangerous snake genus. Its venom kills prey quickly and efficiently, and even a small amount can cause horrific damage to humans. However, this admittedly dangerous and beautifully patterned animal just wants to make a […] read more


yellow python

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Bovine
belongs to
Eunectes
scientific name
E. notaeus

Fun fact: Compared to other snakes, pythons hunt prey that is much larger than their body weight.

Yellow anacondas are versatile carnivores that will eat anything they can overwhelm with their size and strength. These are large snakes of the python family that live in South America. Although not as well-known as the larger green anaconda, these snakes can reach lengths of 15 feet and weigh up to 80 pounds. Amazing […] read more


yellow aphid

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hemiptera
family
Aphididae
belongs to
aphid
scientific name
black aphid

Fun fact: These aphids are primarily wingless; however, once an infestation on a host becomes overcrowded, they can grow wings, allowing them to fly to new host plants.

Yellow aphids are parasitic insects that live on host plants like oleander or milkweed. They are tiny, only 0.059 to 0.10 inches long. As their name describes, they are yellow in color with jet black legs. They are usually wingless, but if the infestation grows too large, they may grow wings, so […] read more


yellow perch

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
Perciformes
family
Muridae
belongs to
Morone
scientific name
Moron Mississippi

Fun Fact: The largest yellow bass ever recorded weighed 2.95 pounds

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Summary Morone mississippiensis, or yellow perch, belongs to the temperate perch family Moronidae. This aggressive little fish originally came from the Mississippi River and several of its nearby tributaries. Yellow bass come together in large schools, meaning determined anglers can easily catch plenty in one fishing trip. That said, most anglers tend not to […] read more


Yellow Belly Juicer

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
cactus
family
tiger family
belongs to
sea buckthorn
scientific name
Variegated snail

Fun fact: Most of the time the male is responsible for choosing the nesting tree. Fortunately, empty nests are usually reused over multiple breeding seasons (up to 7 years).

The yellow-bellied woodpecker is a species of woodpecker native to eastern Alaska, Canada, and the northeastern United States. They take their job so seriously that they will drill a network of tiny holes in the bark called "sap wells." They then drink the sugary sap that gushes from the tree's vasculature. […] read more


yellow-bellied ball python

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Python
belongs to
Python
scientific name
python lijun

Fun fact: the yellow belly gene is co-dominant and does not fully override the other genes.

"The yellow-bellied ball python was originally an 'odd-looking' common ball python bought by Amir Soleymani at a reptile show in 1997." Yellow-bellied ball python summary Since the 1970s, more than 3 million ball pythons have been exported from Africa. More are bred in captivity each year, making them one of the most popular pet […] read more


Yellow catfish

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
Siluriformes
family
Catfish
belongs to
Ameulus
scientific name
black tailed catfish

Fun Fact: Benthic Scavenger Fish

Native to North America, oxhead catfish have a super-acute sense of smell, which they use to find food and navigate their surroundings. Oxhead Catfish Summary These catfish can be found in streams, rivers and lakes throughout the United States. They are considered a hardy species with a large population and […] read more


yellow cobra

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
cobra family
belongs to
cobra
scientific name
Cobra Nivea

Fun Fact: Yellow cobras belong to one of the most dangerous families in the world.

The Yellow Cobra or Cape Cobra is a highly venomous creature that is found in southern Africa. Among other names, there are brown cobra and koperkapel. In Afrikaans, this roughly translates to copper cobra. You will encounter snakes in the Northern Cape, Western and Eastern Cape, North West Province, Free State and many other areas […] read more


yellow mad ants

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
family
ant
belongs to
Arabidopsis
scientific name
Longhorn beetle

Fun Fact: One of the 100 Worst Invasive Species!

Yellow mad ants are named for their color and their frantic movements when disturbed. Unlike other ants, these pests don't bite or sting – they spray acid! Yellow crazy ants may be small, but they damage ecosystems and cause millions of dollars in damage. […] read more


yellow perch

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
Perciformes
family
Perch
belongs to
sea bass
scientific name
sea bass

Fun fact: Female yellow perch are larger than males.

Yellow perch is a freshwater fish that is abundant in northern North America. It is distinguished by a golden or yellow body with dark vertical stripes. It is a popular sport and commercial fish, especially in the Great Lakes region. Yellow perch has many common names such as striped bass, American bass, Coontail, lake […] read more


yellow sac spider

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Arachnida
Order
Spiders
family
Acanthidae
belongs to
tricky

Fun Fact: Primarily carnivorous, but also sometimes eats nectar.

The yellow sac spider is a beneficial species native to the United States, mainly in the Northeastern and Midwestern states. Species similar to the American version are found in many countries around the world, including Germany and Australia. These spiders are active hunters and they don't wait on their webs to […] read more


yellow spotted lizard

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
Wasps
belongs to
Lepidoptera
scientific name
Scalenia macula

Fun Fact: Gives birth to young children.

Yellow-spotted lizards seem to have become popular through the Hole book, but as a result there is a lot of misinformation about them. These nocturnal lizards prefer warm, humid conditions and mostly stay in the same area their entire lives. They mainly eat insects and give birth to live young. With life […] read more

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Black-and-Yellow Tanager

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Apes
family
Apes
belongs to
Snapdragon
scientific name
Snapdragon

Fun Fact: They swallow soft fruits whole

"They feed on small fruits and then swallow them whole." Summary Yellow tanagers (black and yellow tanagers) are small passerine birds endemic to South America. It inhabits forest canopies, edges, and clearings in the foothills of the Central Mountain Range near the Caribbean Sea. Although the species is relatively common in its habitat, we still don't know much about […] read more


yellow pond

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
family
Acanthemidae
belongs to
zebra body
scientific name
Zebra worm

Fun fact:

You may be familiar with the popular Blue Tang thanks to the beloved Dory character from Finding Nemo, but did you know that Dory has a yellow relative? Yellow tang, known by its scientific name Zebrasoma flavescens, is a bright yellow color with the iconic shape of a tang. It lives in coral reefs and […] read more


yellow-bellied sea snake

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
reptile
Order
Squamata
family
cobra family
belongs to
Algae
scientific name
Hydra

Fun Fact: Sea snakes spend approximately 90% of their lives underwater.

The yellow-bellied sea snake has the largest range of all snakes in the world. Yellow-bellied sea snakes belong to a unique genus that inhabits marine environments. It spends its entire life in the water and cannot even move normally or stand upright on land. The species has many unique adaptations to […] read more


yellow eyed penguin

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Butterfly
family
Snail family
belongs to
megafauna
scientific name
monitor lizard

Fun fact: the rarest penguin ever!

"Yellow-eyed penguins are unique for their pale yellow eyes" Yellow-eyed penguins, the only penguins belonging to the genus Giant penguin, are unique for their pale yellow eyes. Commonly found in Stewart, Auckland and the Campbell Islands, these penguins can also be distinguished by their yellow eyeballs and yellow plumage, which are located on the crest of the […] read more


yellow faced bee

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
family
Formicidae
belongs to
Hilaus

Fun Fact: Not applicable

Yellow-faced bees are small insects of the genus Hyleaus. Yellow-faced bees are found on every continent except Antarctica. They belong to the Apiaceae family, which includes more than 2000 species of bees! Hylaeus contains more than 500 species, and North America is home to 130 of them. They are distinguished by being yellow, white or black […] read more


yellowfin tuna

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
Mackerel
family
Scombroid
belongs to
tuna
scientific name
tuna

Fun Fact: Yellowfin Tuna Swarm with Other Tuna Species

Yellowfin tuna is the second most commonly eaten tuna species in the world. This species is easily recognizable by its yellow color and large accessory fins. 3 Incredible Yellowfin Tuna Facts! As it migrates across the globe, yellowfin tuna forms large schools with skipjack, walleye and even dolphins and whales. This […] read more


yellow hammer

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
family
Lobster family
belongs to
Emberissa
scientific name
Huanghua pear

Fun Fact: It was crossed with the Pine Flag

"Males learn songs and develop regional dialects from their fathers." Summary The yellow bunting (Emberiza citrinella) is a large bunting native to Eurasia. It inhabits dry, open rural areas with thick woods and extensive vegetation. This species is fairly gregarious, forming monogamous pairs when breeding and foraging in large mixed populations. They sing […] read more


Pale yellow cuckoo hornet (formerly known as Fernald's cuckoo hornet)

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
family
bee
belongs to
bumblebee
scientific name
wasp

Fun Fact: Not applicable

The yellow cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus flavidus) was until recently known by an entirely different name in North America. Bombus fernaldae, commonly known as Fernald's cuckoo bumblebee, was previously thought to be its own distinct species. However, starting Spring 2021, Fernald's is no more. When identifying Bombus fernaldae and Bombus […] read more


yellow jacket (yellow jacket)

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
family
Vespidae
belongs to
Vespula or Dolichovespula
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Fun fact: Wasp stings are the leading cause of death from wasp stings

Yellowjacket stings are the leading cause of death from wasp stings Summary Hardy wasps, sometimes mistaken for bees and wasps, have many fascinating characteristics. Yellow jackets feature bright black and yellow stripes. They are scavengers and carnivores, feeding on other insects and spiders. The venom sting is strong enough to kill […] read more


Yellowtail

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Actinoptera
Order
Perciformes
family
Heron
belongs to
Oculus
scientific name
goldfish

Fun Fact: Fast-moving marine fish with long yellow stripes.

Yellowtail snapper, a beautiful fish with a striking yellow tail, is one of the most popular fish for human consumption. Yellowtail Snapper Summary As you can tell from its name, this fish is a member of the snapper family. It is a fish with a distinctive bright yellow tail native to […] read more


yellow throat

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
family
psittacidae
belongs to
Seaweed
scientific name
Geothlypis trichas, Geothlypis beldingi, etc.

Fun fact: they forage near the ground, looking for insects in the leaves

"Yellowthroats are curious birds attracted to repetitive sounds." Summary Yellowthroats are common songbirds in the warbler family. Their scope is extensive, spanning two continents and more than 40 countries. These birds inhabit swamps and wetlands in open spaces, where they will stay low and close to the ground to avoid predators and find food. […] read more


yeti crab

kingdom
animal world
Door
Arthropoda
class
malacostalca
Order
decapod
family
Actinidiaceae
belongs to
wooden and

Fun fact: Yeti crabs have hairy arms that collect bacteria for food

Yeti crabs are a family of deep-sea decapod crustaceans (basically lobsters and crabs) with hairy arms and white shells. The first species (Kiwa hirsuta) was only discovered in 2005 at a hydrothermal vent near Easter Island. Despite its reduced eyes and vision, the yeti crab still has several unique survival adaptations […] read more


Yokohama Chicken

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
family
Phasianidae
belongs to
Gallus
scientific name
jungle chicken

Fun fact: Yokohama chickens have snow-white feathers and a 4-foot tail.

The Yokohama chicken has snow-white plumage and an impressive four-foot-long tail! Ornamental Yokohama chickens were originally bred from Japanese long-tailed chickens exported from the port of Yokohama, Japan in 1864. These exported chickens are known as Minohiki chickens in their native Japan. They renamed it for their port […] read more


Ioranians

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
canine lupus

Fun Fact: These dogs are very intelligent and great with kids.

Yoranians are very smart. Introduction The Ioranian is a hybrid dog, a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian. They are often called Yorkie Pom or Porkie Pom. They are small in size, growing only six to ten inches tall. They weigh anywhere from three to seven pounds. They are […] read more


yorkie bichon frize

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun Fact: The Yorkie Bichon Frize comes in a variety of colors including black, white, gold, gray, gold or dark brown.

Yorkies are available in a variety of colors including black, white, gold, gray, gold or dark brown. The Yorkie Bichon Frize is a crossbreed, a mix of a Bichon Frize and a Yorkshire Terrier. Also known as Yorkshire Frises, Bichyorkies, Yorkie Chons, and Bichon Yorkies, these dogs are as playful as they are intelligent. They can be independent, […] read more


jokip

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun Fact: The Yorkie-Poo originated in the poodle crossbreed phase in the late 20th century

Did you know that adult Yorkies are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world? Some are small enough to fit in a teacup; hence, the smallest members of this mix are known as "teacup dogs"! The Yorkiepoo is a unique mix between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a toy […] read more


yorkshire terrier

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
carnivora
family
canine
belongs to
Canis
scientific name
lupus

Fun Fact: High energy and eager for adventure!

Key Points Yorkshire Terriers are long-lived, small in size, and aggressive. They don't have much patience with small children and may bite them impatiently. They are especially energetic if you let them play all day. Yorkshire terriers, also known as Yorkies, are the epitome of toy-sized dogs. It's a delicate thing that often becomes without […] read more


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