Russian Animal Names

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

pig(F) свинья (svin'ya)
cow(F) корова (korova)
horse(F) лошадь (loshad')
dog(F) собака (sobaka)
sheep(F) овца (ovtsa)
monkey(F) обезьяна (obez'yana)
cat(F) кошка (koshka)
bear(M) медведь (medved')
tiger(M) тигр (tigr)
rabbit(M) кролик (krolik)
lion(M) лев (lev)
elephant(M) слон (slon)
chicken(F) курица (kuritsa)
duck(F) утка (utka)
butterfly(F) бабочка (babochka)
bee(F) пчела (pchela)
ant(M) муравей (muravey)
fish(F) рыба (ryba)
whale(M) кит (kit)
shark(F) акула (akula)
dolphin(M) дельфин (del'fin)
spider(M) паук (pauk)
snake(F) змея (zmeya)
snail(F) улитка (ulitka)
frog(F) лягушка (lyagushka)
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