Animal Names in French

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

20 Common Animal Names in French

dog in French(le) chien
cow in French(la) vache
pig in French(le) cochon
cat in French(le) chat
sheep in French(le) mouton
horse in French(le) cheval
monkey in French(le) singe
bear in French(le) ours (l'ours)
fish in French(le) poisson
lion in French(le) lion
tiger in French(le) tigre
elephant in French(le) éléphant (l'éléphant)
mouse in French(la) souris
pigeon in French(le) pigeon
snail in French(le) escargot (l'escargot)
spider in French(la) araignée (l'araignée)
frog in French(la) grenouille
snake in French(le) serpent
crocodile in French(le) crocodile
tortoise in French(la) tortue

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Animal Related Words in French

animal in French(le) animal (l'animal)
mammal in French(le) mammifère
bird in French(le) oiseau (l'oiseau)
insect in French(le) insecte (l'insecte)
reptile in French(le) reptile
zoo in French(le) zoo
vet in French(le) vétérinaire
farm in French(la) ferme
forest in French(la) forêt
river in French(la) rivière
lake in French(le) lac
desert in French(le) désert
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Mammals in French

panda in French(le) panda
giraffe in French(la) girafe
camel in French(le) chameau
wolf in French(le) loup
zebra in French(le) zèbre
polar bear in French(le) ours polaire (l'ours polaire)
kangaroo in French(le) kangourou
rhino in French(le) rhinocéros
leopard in French(le) léopard
cheetah in French(le) guépard
donkey in French(le) âne (l'âne)
squirrel in French(le) écureuil (l'écureuil)
bat in French(la) chauve-souris
fox in French(le) renard
hedgehog in French(le) hérisson
otter in French(la) loutre
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Birds in French

duck in French(le) canard
chicken in French(la) poule
goose in French(la) oie (l'oie)
owl in French(le) hibou
swan in French(le) cygne
penguin in French(le) manchot
ostrich in French(la) autruche (l'autruche)
raven in French(le) corbeau
pelican in French(le) pélican
flamingo in French(le) flamant rose

Insects in French

fly in French(la) mouche
butterfly in French(le) papillon
bee in French(la) abeille (l'abeille)
mosquito in French(le) moustique
ant in French(la) fourmi
dragonfly in French(la) libellule
grasshopper in French(la) sauterelle
caterpillar in French(la) chenille
termite in French(le) termite
ladybird in French(la) coccinelle

Marine Animals in French

whale in French(la) baleine
shark in French(le) requin
dolphin in French(le) dauphin
seal in French(le) phoque
jellyfish in French(la) méduse
octopus in French(la) pieuvre
turtle in French(la) tortue marine
starfish in French(la) étoile de mer (l'étoile de mer)
crab in French(le) crabe

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