The world of animals is not only amazing but also mysterious, at the same time. As can be seen, there are many different species with their own characteristics. Hence, animals vocabulary is very important in English. As an illustration, Can you guess one of the first things that parents usually teach their babies? Of course, it’s animals name in English.

But how many words about animals name in English do you know? Thus, read on to test your animals vocabulary and learn something you have not already known!

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Animals name in English – Section 1: Mammals

Từ vựng tiếng Anh về động vật Bear noun UK /beər/ US /ber/
a large, heavy, mammal that walks on the soles of its feet, with thick fur and a very short tail.

Example: In contrast, campers are warned that food will attract bears.
animals name in english Buffalo noun UK /ˈbʌf.ə.ləʊ/ US /ˈbʌf.ə.loʊ/
a large animal of the cattle family, with long, curved horns.

Example: In brief, some American Indians ate buffalo meat because many buffalo lived near them.
animals name in english Cat noun UK /kæt/ US /kæt/
a small animal with fur, four legs, a tail, and claws, usually kept as a pet or for catching mice.

Example: To put it another way, I usually feed the neighbour’s cat while she’s away.
animals name in english Deer noun UK /dɪər/ US /dɪr/
A hoofed grazing or browsing animal, with branched bony antlers that are shed annually and typically borne only by the male.

Example: As can be seen, this collection allows visitors to view more than a thousand different animals, including a remarkably significant number of deer.
animals name in english Dog noun UK /dɒɡ/ US /dɑːɡ/
a common animal with four legs, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things.

Example: For example, we could hear dogs barking in the distance.
animals name in english Dolphin noun UK /ˈdɒl.fɪn/ US /ˈdɑːl.fɪn/
a sea mammal that is large, smooth, and grey, with a long, pointed mouth

Example: In particular, by studying dolphins, people are able to build submarines to stay under the ocean for a long time.
animals name in english Elephant noun UK /ˈel.ɪ.fənt/ US /ˈel.ə.fənt/
a very large grey mammal that has a trunk (long nose) with which it can pick things up.

Example: In contrast, in the past eight years, the elephant population in Africa has been halved.
animals name in english Horse noun UK /hɔːs/ US /hɔːrs/
a large animal with four legs that people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles.

Example: For this reason, a total of 21 horses were entered for the race.
animals name in english Kangaroo noun UK /ˌkæŋ.ɡərˈuː/ US /ˌkæŋ.ɡəˈruː/
a large Australian mammal with a long stiff tail, short front legs and long powerful back legs on which it moves by jumping.Example: Consequently, the kangaroo is the national animal of Australia.
animals name in english Panda noun UK /ˈpæn.də/ US /ˈpæn.də/
a large, black and white mammal that lives in forests in China. Pandas eat bamboo.

Example: Hence, by 2014, the panda population in China has shrunk significantly.
animals name in english Sheep noun UK /ʃiːp/ US /ʃiːp/
a farm animal with thick wool that eats grass and is kept for its wool, skin, and meat:

Example: However, they used dogs to drive the sheep into a pen.

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Animals name in English – Section 2: Birds

animals name in english Chicken noun UK /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn/ US /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn/
a type of bird kept on a farm for its eggs or its meat, or the meat of this bird that is cooked and eaten.

Example: In contrast, we’re having fried chicken for dinner.
animals name in english Dove noun UK /dʌv/ US /dʌv/
a white or grey bird, often used as a symbol of peace

Example: As a result, people breed doves for a wide variety of purposes.
animals name in english Duck noun UK /dʌk/ US /dʌk/
a bird that lives by water and has webbed feet (= feet with skin between the toes), a short neck, and a large beak.

Example: In contrast, we will have a duck for tomorrow’s dinner.
animals name in english Eagle noun UK /ˈiː.ɡəl/ US /ˈiː.ɡəl/
a large, strong bird with a curved beak that eats meat and can see very well.

Example: For this reason, eagles are one of the largest and strongest birds in the world.
animals name in english Falcon noun UK /ˈfɒl.kən/ US /ˈfɑːl.kən/
a bird with pointed wings and a long tail, that can be trained to hunt other birds and small animals

Example: Hence, he glanced about and saw David coming with a falcon on his hand.
animals name in english Hawk noun UK /hɔːk/ US /hɑːk/
a type of large bird that catches small birds and animals for food

Example: To clarify, the hawk is looking for foods.
animals name in english Mockingbird noun UK /ˈmɒk.ɪŋ.bɜːd/ US /ˈmɑː.kɪŋ.bɝːd/
a North American bird that copies the sounds made by other birds

Example: In this case, mockingbirds are best known for the habit of mimicking the sounds of other species.
animals name in english Owl noun UK /aʊl/ US /aʊl/
a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night

Example: With this in mind, the owl is a predatory bird which kills its prey with its claws.
animals name in english Parrot noun UK /ˈpær.ət/ US /ˈper.ət/
a tropical bird with a curved beak, often kept as a pet and trained to copy the human voice.

Example: At the same time, Lara liked the parrots at the zoo.
animals name in english Swan noun UK /swɒn/ US /swɑːn/
a large, usually white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes.

Example: Nonetheless, we took some bread to feed the swans.

Thereupon, fascinated with what you’ve just read? In summary, let’s watch this video to test how much you remember them!

Animals name in English – Section 3: Water animals

animals name in english Dory noun UK /ˈdɔː.ri/ US /ˈdɔːr.i/

a John Dory.

Example: In contrast, people first knew about the Dory fish in the seventeenth century.

animals name in english Eel noun UK /iːl/ US /iːl/

a long, thin, snake-like fish, some types of which are eaten.

Example: Nevertheless, there are several types of eel in the world.

animals name in english Piranha noun UK /pɪˈrɑː.nə/ US /pəˈrɑː.njə/

a dangerous fish that lives in South American rivers, has sharp teeth and eats meat

Example: However, The total number of piranha species is unknown.

animals name in english Salmon noun UK /ˈsæm.ən/ US /ˈsæm.ən/

a medium-sized silver-coloured fish that lives in the sea or rivers and swims up rivers to produce its eggs. Its pink flesh is eaten as a food.

Example: Nonetheless, thousands of young salmon have been killed by pollution.

animals name in english Seahorse noun UK /ˈsiː.hɔːs/ US /ˈsiː.hɔːrs/

a small fish that swims in a vertical position and has a head like that of a horse.

Example: Moreover, a seahorse is a beautiful little animal that lives in the deep waters of the ocean.

animals name in english Shark noun UK /ʃɑːk/ US /ʃɑːrk/

a large fish that has sharp teeth and a pointed fin on its back

Example: Although this might be true, some species of shark are now endangered.

animals name in english Swordfish noun UK /sɔːd.fɪʃ/ US /ˈsɔːrd.fɪʃ/

a large, long fish that is often eaten as food, with a very long pointed part like a beak at the front of its head

Example: In this case, the swordfish depends on its natural abilities in the water to hunt its prey.

animals name in english Trout noun UK  /traʊt/ US /traʊt/

a fish found in both rivers and the sea that is a very popular food

Example: To put it another way, the lake is famous for its trout fishing.

animals name in english Tuna noun UK /ˈtʃuː.nə/ US /ˈtuː.nə/

a large fish that lives in warm seas.

Example: As a result, the tuna is able to migrate across oceans.

To repeat, let’s watch this video to learn how to use these above words in context!

Animals name in English – Section 4: Animal related words

animals name in english Amphibians noun UK /æmˈfɪb.i.ən/ US /æmˈfɪb.i.ən/

an animal, such as a frog, that lives both on land and in water but must produce its eggs in water.

Example: Hence, frogs, like most other amphibians, are attracted by any small moving object and usually attempt to seize it.

animals name in english Domesticated adjective UK /dəˈmes.tɪ.keɪ.tɪd/ US /dəˈmes.tɪ.keɪ.t̬ɪd/

(of animals or plants) brought under human control in order to provide food, power, or company.

Example: As a result, our domesticated chickens are descendants of the wild ones.

animals name in english Feather noun UK /ˈfeð.ər/ US /ˈfeð.ɚ/

one of the many soft, light things that cover a bird’s body, consisting of a long, thin, central part with material like hairs along each side

Example: In short, this type of bird is very expensive because of its feathers.

animals name in english Fur noun UK /fɜːr/ US /fɝː/

the thick hair that covers the bodies of some animals, or the hair-covered skin(s) of animals, removed from their bodies.

Example: In general, I don’t think animals should be killed for their fur.

animals name in english Hoof noun UK /huːf/ US /huːf/

the hard part on the bottom of the feet of animals such as horses, sheep, and deer

Example: In contrast, horses have hooves.

animals name in english Mammal noun UK /ˈmæm.əl/ US /ˈmæm.əl/

any animal of which the female feeds her young on milk from her own body. Most mammals give birth to live young, not eggs.

Example: In other words, humans, dogs, elephants, and dolphins are all mammals, but birds, fish, and crocodiles are not.

animals name in english Reptile noun UK /ˈrep.taɪl/ US /ˈrep.taɪl/

an animal that produces eggs and uses the heat of the sun to keep its blood warm.

Example: For example, there was a fashion for keeping reptiles as pets.

animals name in english Wild adjective UK /waɪld/ US /waɪld/

used to refer to plants or animals that live or grow independently of people, in natural conditions and with natural characteristics.

Example: To clarify, the plants grow in the wild.

To summarise, watch the video below to understand how to use these words.

As a matter of fact, that’s quite a lot of words! But if you don’t practice, these words will go away very quickly. However, don’t worry. For this reason, we’ve got you covered. Below are some exercises we prepared to help you master new vocabulary.


Multiple Choice

  1. Which fish looks like a snake?
  • Eel
  • Salmon
  • Shark
  1. Which animal is kept to hunt things?
  • Falcon
  • Reptile
  • Dog
  1. Which animal is used as a symbol of peace?
  • Elephant
  • Piranha
  • Dove
  1. Which animal is the symbol of Australia?
  • Kangaroo
  • Seahorse
  • Trout
  1. Which animal lives in China and eats bamboo?
  • Tuna
  • Panda
  • Dog
  1. Which animal mimics other birds’ sounds?
  • Owl
  • Mockingbird
  • Swordfish
  1. Which animal copies the sound of humans?
  • Parrot
  • Mockingbird
  • Owl
  1. Which animal has a trunk?
  • Elephant
  • Sheep
  • Dolphin
  1. Which animal is kept in order to catch mice?
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Dory
  1. Which animal lives in South America rivers?
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Piranha

Visual Vocabulary Practice

Choose a photo that has many animals in it. Moreover, try to figure out what their names are in English.

Rearrange letters to create meaningful words

  1. tlpeneha ->
  2. rnapiha ->
  3. irkigcdbmon ->
  4. hespe ->
  5. lgeea ->
  6. arokgnao ->
  7. ilhdpno ->
  8. cehiknc ->
  9. eder ->
  10. evod ->

With this in mind, share your answers with us in the comment section.

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