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108 Animals That Start With G

By Eddie Chevrel


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Here is the complete list of the animals starting with the letter G – from the powerful Gorilla to the lofty giraffe, right through to the goldfish and the goat.

So without further ado, here is the complete list of animals that start with the letter G.

Animals Starting With The Letter G – The Complete List

  • Gaboon Viper
  • Galapagos Penguin
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Gar
  • Garden Eel
  • Garter Snake
  • Gazelle
  • Gecko
  • Genet
  • Gentoo Penguin
  • Geoffroy’s Tamarin
  • Gerberian Shepsky
  • Gerbil
  • German Cockroach
  • German Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • German Shepherd Guide
  • German Sheppit
  • German Sheprador
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • German Spitz
  • Gharial
  • Ghost Catfish
  • Ghost Crab
  • Giant African Land Snail
  • Giant Armadillo
  • Giant Clam
  • Giant Panda Bear
  • Giant Salamander
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Giant Schnoodle
  • Gibbon
  • Gila Monster
  • Giraffe
  • Glass Frog
  • Glass Lizard
  • Glechon
  • Glen Of Imaal Terrier
  • Glow Worm
  • Gnat
  • Goat
  • Goberian
  • Goblin Shark
  • Goldador
  • Golden Dox
  • Golden Lancehead
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Golden Masked Owl
  • Golden Newfie
  • Golden Oriole
  • Golden Pyrenees
  • Golden Retriever
  • Golden Saint
  • Golden Shepherd
  • Golden-Crowned Flying Fox
  • Goldendoodle
  • Goldfish
  • Goliath Frog
  • Goliath Tigerfish
  • Goonch Catfish
  • Goose
  • Gopher
  • Gopher Snake
  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Gordon Setter
  • Gorilla
  • Goshawk
  • Gouldian Finch
  • Grass Carp
  • Grass Snake
  • Grasshopper
  • Grasshopper Mouse
  • Gray Fox
  • Gray Tree Frog
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Great Dane
  • Great Danoodle
  • Great Egret
  • Great Plains Rat Snake
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Great White Shark
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Green Anaconda
  • Green Anole
  • Green Bee-Eater
  • Green Frog
  • Green Mamba
  • Green Rat Snake
  • Green Tree Frog
  • Green Tree Python
  • Greenland Dog
  • Greenland Shark
  • Grey Mouse Lemur
  • Grey Reef Shark
  • Grey Seal
  • Greyhound
  • Griffon Vulture
  • Griffonshire
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Groenendael
  • Ground Snake
  • Groundhog (Woodchuck)
  • Grouper
  • Grouse
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Guinea Pig
  • Guppy

Gaboon Viper

The Gaboon Viper is a large, heavy-bodied snake with a triangular head and very potent venom. The Gaboon viper is the heaviest venomous snake and is responsible for more human deaths than any other African snake.

Galapagos Penguin

One of the world’s most beautiful animals, the Galapagos Penguin, is an endangered species that live in isolated colonies on the Galapagos Islands. It is the only penguin species that lives north of the equator. The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin that lives north of the equator.

Galapagos Tortoise

A large, terrestrial tortoise of the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Tortoises’ average lifespan is approximately 150 years.


A long-bodied, large-mouthed fish of the family Lepisosteidae, abundant in North American freshwaters. The gar has a long snout attached to a long, thin body.

Garden Eel

The Garden Eel is a transparent fish that burrows in sand or mud and can pulsate its body to wriggle and shove itself through. Garden eel colonies can cover up to one acre of land.

Garter Snake

The Garter Snake is part of the genus Thamnophis and is a large, slender, aquatic snake found in North America. Garter snakes are the most common snake found in the United States.


A small, gazelle-like antelope of Africa, with an erectile mane that is larger in the male than in the female. The gazelle is a hoofed mammal that inhabits various parts of Africa.


Geckos are a large group of lizards that inhabit various environments, from deserts to rainforests. They range in size from 12 mm (1/2 in) to 300 mm (12 in). Geckos are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Giant Panda

The giant panda is one of the most well-known mammals globally and is a member of the Bear family. The giant panda is one of the most endangered animals in the world.


A slender, cat-like mammal of tropical Africa, having black and white spots. The Genet has a long, bushy ringed tail.

Gentoo Penguin

A large white penguin that lives in the Antarctic. The Gentoo Penguin is the fastest underwater swimmer of all penguins, reaching speeds up to 36 km/h

Geoffroy’s Tamarin

The Geoffroy’s Tamarin is a small New World monkey found in South America. Geoffroy’s Tamarins live in groups, often between three and five individuals, with one or more adults of each sex.

Gerberian Shepsky

A designer dog breed cross between a German Shepherd Dog and a Siberian Husky. A Shepsky can weigh 50-100 lbs and be as tall as 20-25 inches.


A small rodent belonging to the subfamily Gerbillinae includes mice-sized jirds and the squirrellike gerbils. Female gerbils are generally more loyal than male gerbils.

German Cockroach

A common household pest that is found in homes and restaurants. The German Cockroach have a life span of Around 200 days.

German Pinscher

A medium-sized, intelligent, shorthaired dog found in various colors, including red, black, salt and pepper, and various shades of tan or brown. The German Pinscher is particularly good at tracking and fighting.

German Shepherd

A German Shepherd is a standard dog breed. German Shepherds have the intelligence and trainability to substitute for seeing-eye dogs.

German Shepherd Guide

A German Shepherd Guide is also known as a Sheppard. A shepherd dog can guard and guide in the absence of humans due to its sensitive nose, good hearing, and a strong sense of smell.

German Sheppit

A designer dog breed cross between a German Shepherd Dog and a Pit Bull. A Sheppit excels at tasks like police work, search and rescue, and home protection.

German Sheprador

A designer dog breed that is a cross between a German Shepherd Dog and a Labrador. A German Sheprador has protective, alert, and fiercely loyal traits that make it suitable for a good watchdog.

German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a large, sighthound that is mostly used by organizations to sniff out explosives. German Shorthaired Pointers are renowned for their retrieving ability and strong hunting instincts.

German Spitz

A breed of small to medium-sized dog that has been bred for thousands of years. The German Spitz is an excellent watchdog.


A crocodilian endangered species found in the Ganges and Indus rivers and the tributaries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. The gharial is the most slender-snouted of all living crocodilians.

Ghost Catfish

A small species of Asian glass catfish commonly seen in freshwater aquariums. The ghost catfish grows up to 2.5 inches long at its largest.

Ghost Crab

A semiterrestrial crab and populous crab species in the world. They are of the subfamily Ocypodinae. Ghost Crabs can change color to blend in with their surroundings.

Giant African Land Snail

One of the largest snails in the world and native to East Africa. The Giant African land snail’s life span is around 3 to 10 years.

Giant Armadillo

The largest species of armadillo, native to South America. The giant armadillo can’t completely roll itself into a protective ball.

Giant Clam

An omnivore eating tiny marine plants and detritus. They can live up to 100 years or even more.

Giant Panda Bear

This bear is one of the largest living members of the Ursidae family and is native to the cool, moist forests and coniferous regions of eastern China. The giant panda is a terrestrial animal and mainly spends its life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests

Giant Salamander

An aquatic salamander that can be found in parts of the eastern United States. This salamander is the largest amphibian in the world

Giant Schnauzer

This breed of dog has a long body and short legs, with a large head and muzzle, and prick ears. Giant Schnauzer dogs are ideal for guarding and protecting.

Giant Schnoodle

A crossbreeding between a Giant Schnauzer with a poodle. Giant Schnoodle Dogs are very smart, loyal, affectionate, and athletic.


A long-armed ape found in southeast Asia that is a member of the ape family Hylobatidae. Gibbons are not monkeys but apes.

Gila Monster

A venomous lizard that lives in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The Gila Monster is one of the world’s longest-living reptiles.


A very tall African even-toed ungulate mammal that has distinctive long legs and a long neck. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

Glass Frog

A medium-sized amphibian native to Central and South America, named for its voice. A glass frog’s internal organs are visible.

Glass Lizard

A medium-sized legless lizard species that are native to North America. The glass lizard grows up to 4.5 4ft long.


A designer dog breed that is a cross between the beagle and the Bichon Frise. Glechon dogs are excellent family pets.

Glen Of Imaal Terrier

An Irish terrier, also known as the Imaal Terrier or Shelleghan. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a general-purpose farm dog for herding and family companionship

Glow Worm

A light-producing insect which is found inhabiting dense woodland and caves. A glowworm emits light from its anus.


A species of small flying insects that bite and annoy humans. Gnats are the most annoying pest because of their number and the itch that they cause.


A small ruminant mammal, almost exclusively raised as livestock for meat, dairy products, and hair. Goats are social animals and can be found in large numbers.


A small dog breed that is a cross between the Siberian Husky and a Golden Retriever. Goberians are loving, loyal, and very playful around children.

Goblin Shark

A small deepwater shark identified by its long snout, protruding jaws, and semitranslucent skin. The Goblin Shark is blind, with a large mouth and long, cylindrical body.


A designer dog breed that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador Retriever. Goldador is the perfect family companion as they are friendly and intelligent.

Golden Dox

A designer dog breed that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund. Golden Dox dogs are very affectionate, friendly, and playful.

Golden Lancehead

A venomous snake that inhabits the Caribbean and coastal Central and South America. The golden lancehead has the longest fangs of any rattlesnake.

Golden Lion Tamarin

A New World monkey species native to coastal Brazil. The Gold Lion Tamarin is one of the world’s smallest monkeys.

Golden Masked Owl

A nocturnal owl species endemic to the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The golden-horned owl is a typical forest owl and is strongly territorial.

Golden Newfie

A breed of dog that is a hybrid mix between the golden retriever and the Newfoundland dogs. The golden Newfie dogs are extremely patient with the children and love swimming.

Golden Oriole

A small passerine bird native to Southeast Asia. The Golden Oriole is the only bird in the world to use its song for courtship rather than territorial defense.

Golden Pyrenees

A large dog breed that is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Great Pyrenees. Golden Pyrenees dogs are very gentle but are also strong and sturdy.

Golden Retriever

One of the most commonly seen breeds globally and is the national dog of Australia. The Golden Retriever is a highly intelligent breed that loves children and swimming.

Golden Saint

This is a breed of dog cross between a Saint Bernard and a golden retriever. Golden Saints come in all kinds of colors.

Golden Shepherd

A cross between the Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd. Golden shepherds are very loving, loyal, and gentle with children.

Golden-Crowned Flying Fox

A species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae endemic to the Philippines. This bat lives in the jungles in colonies of up to 10,000 members.


A crossbreed type of dog between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Goldendoodle dogs are very intelligent, energetic, and active.


A common, widely distributed freshwater aquarium fish. Goldfish are quite expensive and are popular pets.

Goliath Frog

Goliath Frog is the largest frog in the world that lives exclusively in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon in Africa. The Goliath Frog got its name due to its large size

Goliath Tigerfish

A venomous fish that is a member of the family Alestidae. The Goliath Tigerfish has serrated teeth in its upper mouth.

Goonch Catfish

This fierce freshwater fish is known for terrorizing villages with its attacks on villagers and large mammals drinking and bathing. This species of catfish can learn to eat frozen meaty food.


A large bird is anatomically similar to the larger domestic geese and the Canada goose. The Canadian Goose is one of the most well-known waterfowl.


A stocky, short-bodied, large-headed rodent mostly found in the great plains in North America. The Gophers are one of the most successful and widespread pocket gopher species.

Gopher Snake

A colubrid snake species mostly found in southern Canada, the western United States, and northern Mexico. The Gopher snake is venomous and can grow up to 9 feet in length

Gopher Tortoise

A large, almost entirely terrestrial tortoise species found in the southeastern United States. The Gopher Tortoise has a long lifespan.


A species of great ape that is native to the tropical rainforests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. The gorilla is an intelligent animal and is known to be used in entertainment.

Gordon Setter

A small, friendly dog breed that is often described as a cross between a Gordon Setter and the Golden Retriever. The Gordon Setter makes a great tracking, guarding, and watchdog.


A large, long-winged hawk of northern regions, has a small head and short rounded tail. The Goshawk is a very powerful hunter and can attack small mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Gouldian Finch

One of the most striking plumages with the breast, head, abdomen, and back all showing an elegant rainbow of different colors. The Gouldian Finch is the only bird known to change color with its mood.

Gould’s Wattled Lapwing

A lapwing species of Australia, in the family Charadriidae.

Grass Carp

A common carp species found in Asia, Africa, and North America. The grass carp is an excellent fish for weed control in ponds and lakes.

Grass Snake

A species of small snake native to the United States and Mexico. Grass snakes are popular as pets because of their unique color pattern and docile nature.

Graustark Goose

A native goose of the North European Plain. The Graustark Goose is a migratory species.


A small, herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera, suborder Caelifera. Grasshoppers have a very large antenna with as many as 30 segments.

Grasshopper Mouse

A common rodent with big ears and big eyes. The adult grasshopper Mouse weighs about 20 up to 50 grams

Gray Fox

The most widely distributed canid in North America. The Gray Fox is a nocturnal animal that eats small animals such as rabbits and voles.

Gray Tree Frog

-Definition: gray tree frog is a species of small arboreal holarctic tree frog native to the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. The gray tree frog is sometimes kept as an exotic pet.

Great Blue Heron

A large, widely distributed water bird found in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and the Galapagos Islands. Both males, and females, help hatch the eggs.

Great Crested Flycatcher

It is a large fascinating, elegant songbird with a big crest on its head. Great Crested Flycatchers are playful and like to be quite active and playful.

Great Dane

Great Danes are a great German working dog breed. The Great Dane is a very large dog; it has a very long head and legs.

Great Danoodle

This is a crossbreed type of dog between a Great Dane and a Poodle. Great Danoodle dogs have soft and silky fur.

Great Egret

A large white heron with long legs, a long neck, and white plumes and spends all its life near wetlands and swamps. The Great Egret is one of the most beautiful birds in North America.

Great Plains Rat Snake

A nonvenomous rat snake species in the family Colubridae. The Great Plains Rat Snake has a highly variable color pattern.

The Great Pyrenees

A large breed of dog from the mountains of the Pyrenees in the southern parts of France and northern parts of Spain. The Great Pyrenees is a very large dog breed that has a thick fur coat.

Great White Shark

One of the largest predatory fish in the world and one of the most feared animals in the ocean. The Great White Shark has an unpredictable nature and is carnivorous.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

A dog breed from the Swiss Alps. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a very large-sized and gentle dog.

Green Anaconda

A common large, nonvenomous, constrictor snake of the family Boidae. The Green Anaconda can grow up to 5.5 m in length

Green Anole

Anoles are a large genus of lizards found in the Caribbean and South America. The Green Anole is one of the most colorful anole species.

Green Bee-Eater

A species of bee-eaters found in the tropical Americas. Green Bee-Eater catches insects for their young for food.

Green Frog

One of the most common frogs native to the eastern states and parts of Canada and can be found just about anywhere there is a body of water. The Green Frog is one of the most popular pet species due to its low maintenance requirement.

Green Mamba

A species of venomous snake found in West Africa. The Green Mamba is a fairly large snake with a flattened head and brown or greenish-black body color.

Green Rat Snake

A large species of snake in the family Colubridae. Green Rat Snakes are mild-tempered snakes that feed on bugs and mice.

Green Tree Frog

A species of frog native to Australia. The Green Tree Frog breathe through its skin.

Green Tree Python

A nonvenomous python found in the forests of southeast Asia and northern Indonesia. The Green Tree Python is a very agile snake that prefers to live on trees.

Greenland Dog

A breed of dog valued for its strength, racing, and hunting. The Greenland Dog is a small breed dog that is used for guarding purposes.

Greenland Shark

A large species of shark living in the Arctic waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. Greenland Sharks are a form of planktivorous fish, and their body is mostly blue with broad white spots on the sides.

Grey Mouse Lemur

A small, nocturnal, and arboreal Madagascar primate of the family Cheirogaleidae. The Grey Mouse Lemur is a small cat-like mammal native to Madagascar.

Grey Reef Shark

A large apex predator in the deep sea. The Grey Reef Shark is a very large toothed shark with two dorsal fins and light grey color above.

Grey Seal

An earless and hairless mammal that is native to the northern Atlantic Ocean. Grey Seals are very adaptable and can be seen in zoos, aquariums, and even in coastal cities.


A breed of tall, slender hounds, bred as hunting dogs, with very long and slender legs. The Greyhound is an athletic breed that has a high prey drive.

Griffon Vulture

A large vulture found in Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia. The Griffon Vulture can see carrion from thousands of feet above the ground.


A breed between Brussels Griffon with a Yorkshire Terrier. The Griffonshire is a small dog with a lot of personality.

Grizzly Bear

A large brown bear found in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Grizzly Bear can weigh up to 2,000 lbs and can grow up to 12 feet tall.


A large, square-proportioned dog of the Belgian Sheepdog family. Groenendael has a black head, three fur colors (tan, mahogany, black), and long tails.

Ground Snake

A species of non-venomous snake with a variety of color patterns, including orange, red, or brown with horizontal black stripes. The Ground Snake grows to an average of about eight inches long


The Groundhog (aka Woodchuck) is a large lowland rodent that’s found throughout most of the United States and Canada. Groundhogs are very playful and curious creatures and have excellent hearing.

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About Eddie Chevrel

Eddie Chevrel is an animal journalist and the founder of ThePetSavvy. He's very passionate about exotic pets and spends most of his free time doing research, meeting, and interviewing people working with animals. Learn more about The Pet Savvy's Editorial Process.