Animal Names in Estonian

Animals always deliver as a nice topic of conversation to get some small talk going. Watching cat videos in Estonian is just one of many more reasons to learn all basic animal names in Estonian. For even more animals, take a look at our learning resources for Estonian at the end of the page.
20 Common Animal Names in Estonian
Animal Related Words in Estonian
Mammals in Estonian
Birds in Estonian
Insects in Estonian
Marine Animals in Estonian

20 Common Animal Names in Estonian

dog in Estoniankoer (koera, koera, koeri)
cow in Estonianlehm (lehma, lehma, lehmi)
pig in Estoniansiga (sea, siga, sigu)
cat in Estoniankass (kassi, kassi, kasse)
sheep in Estonianlammas (lamba, lammast, lambaid)
horse in Estonianhobune (hobuse, hobust, hobuseid)
monkey in Estonianahv (ahvi, ahvi, ahve)
bear in Estoniankaru (karu, karu, karusid)
fish in Estoniankala (kala, kala, kalu)
lion in Estonianlõvi (lõvi, lõvi, lõvisid)
tiger in Estoniantiiger (tiigri, tiigrit, tiigreid)
elephant in Estonianelevant (elevandi, elevanti, elevante)
mouse in Estonianhiir (hiire, hiirt, hiiri)
pigeon in Estoniantuvi (tuvi, tuvi, tuvisid)
snail in Estoniantigu (teo, tigu, tigusid)
spider in Estonianämblik (ämbliku, ämblikku, ämblikke)
frog in Estoniankonn (konna, konna, konni)
snake in Estonianmadu (mao, madu, madusid)
crocodile in Estoniankrokodill (krokodilli, krokodilli, krokodille)
tortoise in Estoniankilpkonn (kilpkonna, kilpkonna, kilpkonni)

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Animal Related Words in Estonian

animal in Estonianloom (looma, looma, loomi)
mammal in Estonianimetaja (imetaja, imetajat, imetajaid)
bird in Estonianlind (linnu, lindu, linde)
insect in Estonianputukas (putuka, putukat, putukaid)
reptile in Estonianroomaja (roomaja, roomajat, roomajaid)
zoo in Estonianloomaaed (loomaaia, loomaaeda, loomaaedu)
vet in Estonianloomaarst (loomaarsti, loomaarsti, loomaarste)
farm in Estoniantalu (talu, talu, talusid)
forest in Estonianmets (metsa, metsa, metsi)
river in Estonianjõgi (jõe, jõge, jõgesid)
lake in Estonianjärv (järve, järve, järvesid)
desert in Estoniankõrb (kõrbe, kõrbet, kõrbeid)
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Mammals in Estonian

panda in Estonianpanda (panda, pandat, pandasid)
giraffe in Estoniankaelkirjak (kaelkirjaku, kaelkirjakut, kaelkirjakuid)
camel in Estoniankaamel (kaamli, kaamlit, kaamleid)
wolf in Estonianhunt (hundi, hunti, hunte)
zebra in Estoniansebra (sebra, sebrat, sebrasid)
polar bear in Estonianjääkaru (jääkaru, jääkaru, jääkarusid)
kangaroo in Estoniankänguru (känguru, kängurut, känguruid)
rhino in Estonianninasarvik (ninasarviku, ninasarvikut, ninasarvikuid)
leopard in Estonianleopard (leopardi, leopardi, leoparde)
cheetah in Estoniangepard (gepardi, gepardit, gepardeid)
donkey in Estonianeesel (eesli, eeslit, eesleid)
squirrel in Estonianorav (orava, oravat, oravaid)
bat in Estoniannahkhiir (nahkhiire, nahkhiirt, nahkhiiri)
fox in Estonianrebane (rebase, rebast, rebaseid)
hedgehog in Estoniansiil (siili, siili, siile)
otter in Estoniansaarmas (saarma, saarmast, saarmaid)

Birds in Estonian

duck in Estonianpart (pardi, parti, parte)
chicken in Estoniankana (kana, kana, kanu)
goose in Estonianhani (hane, hane, hanesid)
owl in Estonianöökull (öökulli, öökulli, öökulle)
swan in Estonianluik (luige, luike, luiki)
penguin in Estonianpingviin (pingviini, pingviini, pingviine)
ostrich in Estonianjaanalind (jaanalinnu, jaanalindu, jaanalinde)
raven in Estonianronk (ronga, ronka, ronki)
pelican in Estonianpelikan (pelikani, pelikani, pelikane)
flamingo in Estonianflamingo (flamingo, flamingot, flamingosid)

Insects in Estonian

fly in Estoniankärbes (kärbse, kärbest, kärbseid)
butterfly in Estonianliblikas (liblika, liblikat, liblikaid)
bee in Estonianmesilane (mesilase, mesilast, mesilasi)
mosquito in Estoniansääsk (sääse, sääske, sääski)
ant in Estoniansipelgas (sipelga, sipelgat, sipelgaid)
dragonfly in Estoniankiil (kiili, kiili, kiile)
grasshopper in Estonianrohutirts (rohutirtsu, rohutirtsu, rohutirtse)
caterpillar in Estonianröövik (rööviku, röövikut, röövikuid)
termite in Estoniantermiit (termiidi, termiiti, termiite)
ladybird in Estonianlepatriinu (lepatriinu, lepatriinut, lepatriinusid)

Marine Animals in Estonian

whale in Estonianvaal (vaala, vaala, vaalu)
shark in Estonianhai (hai, haid, haisid)
dolphin in Estoniandelfiin (delfiini, delfiini, delfiine)
seal in Estonianhüljes (hülge, hüljest, hülgeid)
jellyfish in Estonianmeduus (meduusi, meduusi, meduuse)
octopus in Estoniankaheksajalg (kaheksajala, kaheksajalga, kaheksajalgu)
turtle in Estonianmerikilpkonn (merikilpkonna, merikilpkonna, merikilpkonni)
starfish in Estonianmeritäht (meritähe, meritähte, meritähti)
crab in Estoniankrabi (krabi, krabi, krabisid)

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