Animal Names in Portuguese

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

20 Common Animal Names in Portuguese

dog in Portuguese(o) cão
cow in Portuguese(a) vaca
pig in Portuguese(o) porco
cat in Portuguese(o) gato
sheep in Portuguese(a) ovelha
horse in Portuguese(o) cavalo
monkey in Portuguese(o) macaco
bear in Portuguese(o) urso
fish in Portuguese(o) peixe
lion in Portuguese(o) leão
tiger in Portuguese(o) tigre
elephant in Portuguese(o) elefante
mouse in Portuguese(o) rato
pigeon in Portuguese(o) pombo
snail in Portuguese(o) caracol
spider in Portuguese(a) aranha
frog in Portuguese(a) rã
snake in Portuguese(a) serpente
crocodile in Portuguese(o) crocodilo
tortoise in Portuguese(a) tartaruga

Animal Related Words in Portuguese

animal in Portuguese(o) animal
mammal in Portuguese(o) mamífero
bird in Portuguese(o) pássaro
insect in Portuguese(o) inseto
reptile in Portuguese(o) réptil
zoo in Portuguese(o) jardim zoológico
vet in Portuguese(o) veterinário
farm in Portuguese(a) quinta
forest in Portuguese(a) floresta
river in Portuguese(o) rio
lake in Portuguese(o) lago
desert in Portuguese(o) deserto

Mammals in Portuguese

panda in Portuguese(o) panda
giraffe in Portuguese(a) girafa
camel in Portuguese(o) camelo
wolf in Portuguese(o) lobo
zebra in Portuguese(a) zebra
polar bear in Portuguese(o) urso polar
kangaroo in Portuguese(o) canguru
rhino in Portuguese(o) rinoceronte
leopard in Portuguese(o) leopardo
cheetah in Portuguese(a) chita
donkey in Portuguese(o) burro
squirrel in Portuguese(o) esquilo
bat in Portuguese(o) morcego
fox in Portuguese(a) raposa
hedgehog in Portuguese(o) ouriço
otter in Portuguese(a) lontra

Birds in Portuguese

duck in Portuguese(o) pato
chicken in Portuguese(a) galinha
goose in Portuguese(o) ganso
owl in Portuguese(a) coruja
swan in Portuguese(o) cisne
penguin in Portuguese(o) pinguim
ostrich in Portuguese(a) avestruz
raven in Portuguese(o) corvo
pelican in Portuguese(o) pelicano
flamingo in Portuguese(o) flamingo

Insects in Portuguese

fly in Portuguese(a) mosca
butterfly in Portuguese(a) borboleta
bee in Portuguese(a) abelha
mosquito in Portuguese(o) mosquito
ant in Portuguese(a) formiga
dragonfly in Portuguese(a) libelinha
grasshopper in Portuguese(o) gafanhoto
caterpillar in Portuguese(a) lagarta
termite in Portuguese(a) térmite
ladybird in Portuguese(a) joaninha

Marine Animals in Portuguese

whale in Portuguese(a) baleia
shark in Portuguese(o) tubarão
dolphin in Portuguese(o) golfinho
seal in Portuguese(a) foca
jellyfish in Portuguese(a) medusa
octopus in Portuguese(o) polvo
turtle in Portuguese(a) tartaruga
starfish in Portuguese(a) estrela-do-mar
crab in Portuguese(o) caranguejo

Animal Names in Portuguese

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