Animal Names in Italian

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.
20 Common Animal Names in Italian
Animal Related Words in Italian
Mammals in Italian
Birds in Italian
Insects in Italian
Marine Animals in Italian


20 Common Animal Names in Italian


EnglishItalian  
dog(il) cane
cow(la) mucca
pig(il) maiale
cat(il) gatto
sheep(la) pecora
horse(il) cavallo
monkey(la) scimmia
bear(il) orso (l'orso)
fish(il) pesce
lion(il) leone
tiger(la) tigre
elephant(il) elefante (l'elefante)
mouse(il) topo
pigeon(il) piccione
snail(la) lumaca
spider(il) ragno
frog(la) rana
snake(il) serpente
crocodile(il) coccodrillo
tortoise(la) tartaruga



Animal Related Words in Italian


EnglishItalian  
animal(il) animale (l'animale)
mammal(il) mammifero
bird(il) uccello (l'uccello)
insect(il) insetto (l'insetto)
reptile(il) rettile
zoo(lo) zoo
vet(il) veterinario
farm(la) fattoria
forest(la) foresta
river(il) fiume
lake(il) lago
desert(il) deserto





Mammals in Italian


EnglishItalian  
panda(il) panda
giraffe(la) giraffa
camel(il) cammello
wolf(il) lupo
zebra(la) zebra
polar bear(il) orso polare (l'orso polare)
kangaroo(il) canguro
rhino(il) rinoceronte
leopard(il) leopardo
cheetah(il) ghepardo
donkey(il) asino (l'asino)
squirrel(lo) scoiattolo
bat(il) pipistrello
fox(la) volpe
hedgehog(il) riccio
otter(la) lontra





Birds in Italian


EnglishItalian  
duck(la) anatra (l'anatra)
chicken(il) pollo
goose(la) oca (l'oca)
owl(il) gufo
swan(il) cigno
penguin(il) pinguino
ostrich(lo) struzzo
raven(il) corvo
pelican(il) pellicano
flamingo(il) fenicottero





Insects in Italian


EnglishItalian  
fly(la) mosca
butterfly(la) farfalla
bee(la) ape (l'ape)
mosquito(la) zanzara
ant(la) formica
dragonfly(la) libellula
grasshopper(la) cavalletta
caterpillar(il) bruco
termite(la) termite
ladybird(la) coccinella





Marine Animals in Italian


EnglishItalian  
whale(la) balena
shark(lo) squalo
dolphin(il) delfino
seal(la) foca
jellyfish(la) medusa
octopus(il) polpo
turtle(la) tartaruga
starfish(la) stella di mare
crab(il) granchio


Animal Names in Italian

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