Animal Names in Spanish

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

20 Common Animal Names in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
dog(el) perro
cow(la) vaca
pig(el) cerdo
cat(el) gato
sheep(la) oveja
horse(el) caballo
monkey(el) mono
bear(el) oso
fish(el) pez
lion(el) león
tiger(el) tigre
elephant(el) elefante
mouse(el) ratón
pigeon(la) paloma
snail(el) caracol
spider(la) araña
frog(la) rana
snake(la) serpiente
crocodile(el) cocodrilo
tortoise(la) tortuga
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Animal Related Words in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
animal(el) animal
mammal(el) mamífero
bird(el) pájaro
insect(el) insecto
reptile(el) reptil
zoo(el) zoológico
vet(el) veterinario
farm(la) granja
forest(el) bosque
river(el) río
lake(el) lago
desert(el) desierto
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Mammals in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
panda(el) panda
giraffe(la) jirafa
camel(el) camello
wolf(el) lobo
zebra(la) cebra
polar bear(el) oso polar
kangaroo(el) canguro
rhino(el) rinoceronte
leopard(el) leopardo
cheetah(el) guepardo
donkey(el) burro
squirrel(la) ardilla
bat(el) murciélago
fox(el) zorro
hedgehog(el) erizo
otter(la) nutria

Birds in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
duck(el) pato
chicken(el) pollo
goose(el) ganso
owl(el) búho
swan(el) cisne
penguin(el) pingüino
ostrich(el) avestruz
raven(el) cuervo
pelican(el) pelícano
flamingo(el) flamenco

Insects in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
fly(la) mosca
butterfly(la) mariposa
bee(la) abeja
mosquito(el) mosquito
ant(la) hormiga
dragonfly(la) libélula
grasshopper(el) saltamontes
caterpillar(la) oruga
termite(la) termita
ladybird(la) mariquita

Marine Animals in Spanish


EnglishSpanish  
whale(la) ballena
shark(el) tiburón
dolphin(el) delfín
seal(la) foca
jellyfish(la) medusa
octopus(el) pulpo
turtle(la) tortuga marina
starfish(la) estrella de mar
crab(el) cangrejo


Animal Names in Spanish

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