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Funny Animal Names That Really Exist - Palindromes and Letter Salad

These animals have palindrome names - or sound like letter salad!

First, you probably want to know: what is a palindrome? These are words that read the same front to back as back to front, for example the name Anna. And here come the animal name palindromes!

1. Palindromes

Afgoiogfa

A kind of wasp

Aidemedia

A bird genus in Hawaii

Allenella

A slug genus


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Aha ha

A kind of wasp

Ajaja ajaja

Roseate spoonbill (a bird)

Xela alex

A hoverfly

Orizabus subaziro

A scarab beetle


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2. Letter Salad

They’re the beginning and end of the “animal alphabet”. Real tongue twisters! Who can say these 10 times fast without making a mistake?

Ah ha

A kind of wasp

Aa

A kind of snail

Aaadonta

A snail

Zyzzyxdonta

A snail

Zyzzyx

A kind of wasp


Funny Animal Names that Really Exist


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