Animal Names in German

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

20 Common Animal Names in German

dog in German(der) Hund (die Hunde)
cow in German(die) Kuh (die Kühe)
pig in German(das) Schwein (die Schweine)
cat in German(die) Katze (die Katzen)
sheep in German(das) Schaf (die Schafe)
horse in German(das) Pferd (die Pferde)
monkey in German(der) Affe (die Affen)
bear in German(der) Bär (die Bären)
fish in German(der) Fisch (die Fische)
lion in German(der) Löwe (die Löwen)
tiger in German(der) Tiger (die Tiger)
elephant in German(der) Elefant (die Elefanten)
mouse in German(die) Maus (die Mäuse)
pigeon in German(die) Taube (die Tauben)
snail in German(die) Schnecke (die Schnecken)
spider in German(die) Spinne (die Spinnen)
frog in German(der) Frosch (die Frösche)
snake in German(die) Schlange (die Schlangen)
crocodile in German(das) Krokodil (die Krokodile)
tortoise in German(die) Schildkröte (die Schildkröten)

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Animal Related Words in German

animal in German(das) Tier (die Tiere)
mammal in German(das) Säugetier (die Säugetiere)
bird in German(der) Vogel (die Vögel)
insect in German(das) Insekt (die Insekten)
reptile in German(das) Reptil (die Reptilien)
zoo in German(der) Zoo (die Zoos)
vet in German(der) Tierarzt (die Tierärzte)
farm in German(der) Bauernhof (die Bauernhöfe)
forest in German(der) Wald (die Wälder)
river in German(der) Fluss (die Flüsse)
lake in German(der) See (die Seen)
desert in German(die) Wüste (die Wüsten)
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Mammals in German

panda in German(der) Panda (die Pandabären)
giraffe in German(die) Giraffe (die Giraffen)
camel in German(das) Kamel (die Kamele)
wolf in German(der) Wolf (die Wölfe)
zebra in German(das) Zebra (die Zebras)
polar bear in German(der) Eisbär (die Eisbären)
kangaroo in German(das) Känguru (die Kängurus)
rhino in German(das) Nashorn (die Nashörner)
leopard in German(der) Leopard (die Leoparden)
cheetah in German(der) Gepard (die Geparde)
donkey in German(der) Esel (die Esel)
squirrel in German(das) Eichhörnchen (die Eichhörnchen)
bat in German(die) Fledermaus (die Fledermäuse)
fox in German(der) Fuchs (die Füchse)
hedgehog in German(der) Igel (die Igel)
otter in German(der) Otter (die Otter)
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Birds in German

duck in German(die) Ente (die Enten)
chicken in German(das) Huhn (die Hühner)
goose in German(die) Gans (die Gänse)
owl in German(die) Eule (die Eulen)
swan in German(der) Schwan (die Schwäne)
penguin in German(der) Pinguin (die Pinguine)
ostrich in German(der) Strauß (die Sträuße)
raven in German(der) Rabe (die Raben)
pelican in German(der) Pelikan (die Pelikane)
flamingo in German(der) Flamingo (die Flamingos)

Insects in German

fly in German(die) Fliege (die Fliegen)
butterfly in German(der) Schmetterling (die Schmetterlinge)
bee in German(die) Biene (die Bienen)
mosquito in German(die) Stechmücke (die Stechmücken)
ant in German(die) Ameise (die Ameisen)
dragonfly in German(die) Libelle (die Libellen)
grasshopper in German(die) Heuschrecke (die Heuschrecken)
caterpillar in German(die) Raupe (die Raupen)
termite in German(die) Termite (die Termiten)
ladybird in German(der) Marienkäfer (die Marienkäfer)

Marine Animals in German

whale in German(der) Wal (die Wale)
shark in German(der) Hai (die Haie)
dolphin in German(der) Delfin (die Delfine)
seal in German(der) Seehund (die Seehunde)
jellyfish in German(die) Qualle (die Quallen)
octopus in German(die) Krake (die Kraken)
turtle in German(die) Meeresschildkröte (die Meeresschildkröten)
starfish in German(der) Seestern (die Seesterne)
crab in German(die) Krabbe (die Krabben)

Animal Names in German

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