Italian Animal Names

Animals always deliver as a nice topic of conversation to get some small talk going. Watching cat videos in Italian is just one of many more reasons to learn all basic animal names in Italian. For even more animals, take a look at our learning resources for Italian at the end of the page.

pig(il) maiale
cow(la) mucca
horse(il) cavallo
dog(il) cane
sheep(la) pecora
monkey(la) scimmia
cat(il) gatto
bear(il) orso (l'orso)
tiger(la) tigre
rabbit(il) coniglio
lion(il) leone
elephant(il) elefante (l'elefante)
chicken(il) pollo
duck(la) anatra (l'anatra)
butterfly(la) farfalla
bee(la) ape (l'ape)
ant(la) formica
fish(il) pesce
whale(la) balena
shark(lo) squalo
dolphin(il) delfino
spider(il) ragno
snake(il) serpente
snail(la) lumaca
frog(la) rana
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