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What are some animals that begin with the letter "J"?

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There are a number of animals that begin with the letter "J," including well-known species like the jaguar, jaeger, jackrabbit and jackal, along with lesser known examples, such as the jacana and jaguarundi. The jacana is a type of water bird native to Africa, whereas the jaguarundi is a feline species of Central America. Jaguarundis have a history of taming; however, it is not recommended to keep them as house pets.

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Many other animals whose names begin with "J" are so-called in reference to their native regions. Examples include the Japanese macaque and Javan gold-spotted mongoose.

Similarly, the jungle cat and jungle kangaroo are named after their distinctive habitats.

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