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List of 100+ Animals in French

List of 100+ Animals in French

One of the “most” important topics in French A1 is learning the vocabulary for animals in French. Why? A few examples will cure your doubts as to why you need to understand and learn the names of all animals in French.

  1. Talking about a pet to someone… Do you like dogs?
  2. Ordering food… One chicken sandwich please?
  3. Ordering clothes and accessories… I like leather jackets and leather wallets
  4. Watching cartoons… literally every cartoon has animals or is completely based on animals!

Let us go through the French vocabulary for 200+ animals in French with loads and loads of example sentences in French and with English translation!!! You will find many of these to be quite easy to memorize and retain as they as super similar to English!




  1. Introduction
  2. Animals related terms in French
  3. Pet animals in French
  4. Names of farm animals in French
  5. Mammals in French
  6. Marine Animals in French
  7. Different Fish in French
  8. Names of Reptiles in French
  9. All Amphibians in French


How do you say Animals in French?

  • The plural for “The Animals” in French is “Les animaux”


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Animal related terms in French

You might need to be more generic in some cases when talking about animals. For example “A pet” is not an animal but is related to animals. These are the main words in French which you might use on a day to day basis in one way or another. You can learn the list of animal related terms in French.


French English English Sentence French Sentence
L’animal The animal We like animals. Nous aimons les animaux.
L’animal de compagnie The pet I have 5 pets j’ai 5 animaux
L’animal sauvage The wild animal There are many wild animals in India Il y a beaucoup d’animaux sauvages en Inde
L’animal de la ferme The farm animal The cow is a farm animal La vache est un animal de ferme
Le mammifère The mammal What is a mammal? Qu’est-ce qu’un mammifère ?
Le mammifère marin The marine mammal I love marine mammals. J’adore les mammifères marins.
L’oiseau The bird Birds can fly. Les oiseaux peuvent voler.
L’insecte The insect I hate insects. Je déteste les insectes.
Le reptile The reptile The snake is a reptile. Le serpent est un reptile.
L’amphibien The amphibian Is the tortoise an amphibian? La tortue est-elle un amphibien ?
Le poisson The fish The cat ate the fish. Le chat a mangé le poisson.
Herbivore Herbivore The cow is a herbivore. La vache est un herbivore.
Carnivore Carnivore The lion is a carnivore Le lion est un carnivore
Omnivore Omnivore The bear is an omnivore L’ours est un omnivore


Names of Pet animals in French

How do you say House Pets in French? The correct word for “House Pet” in French is “Animal domestique”. The plural for “House Pets” in French is “Animaux domestiques” The correct word for “Pet Animal” in French is “Animal de compagnie”. The plural for “Pet Animals” in French is “Animaux de compagnie”

France (or most of the developed countries in Europe) is a very pet friendly country. People love their pets and small dogs are very much loved and preferred in Paris while larger dogs are preferred in the countryside.

Pets in French
Pets in French

If you go for a walk, summer or winter, hail or storm, ice or heat, you are pretty much guaranteed to see a dozen people walking their pets.

And of course, many people allow you to play with them which means one thing! It’s very important that you know the list of names of all pet animals in French fluently.

These are the main words in French related to house pets which you might use on semi frequent basis in one way or another. You can learn the list of pet related terms in French.

French English English Sentence French Sentence
Le chien The dog My dog eats biscuits. Mon chien mange des biscuits.
Le chat The cat I have ten cats. J’ai dix chats.
Le matou The tomcat The orange tomcat is very large. Le matou orange est très grand.
Le rat The rat There are many rat in China. Il y a beaucoup de rat en Chine.
La vache The cow Cows are very large. Les vaches sont très grandes.
Le cheval The horse I want to buy a Horse. Je veux acheter un cheval.
Le chaton The kitten Kittens are cute. Les chatons sont mignons.
Le chiot The puppy I love puppies J’adore les chiots
Le lapin The rabbit I have a white rabbit j’ai un lapin blanc
Le poisson The fish The cat eats the Fish. Le chat mange le poisson.
Le hamster The hamster My son wants a hamster! Mon fils veut un hamster !
Le cochon d’Inde The guinea pig Her son in law has two guinea pigs. Son gendre a deux cobayes.
Le serpent The snake Snakes are dangerous. Les serpents sont dangereux.
L’oiseau The bird Birds can fly. Les oiseaux peuvent voler.
Le perroquet The parrot A parrot is green in color. Un perroquet est de couleur verte.
Le lézard The lizard Lizards are not pets! Les lézards ne sont pas des animaux de compagnie !
La souris The mouse Mickey Mouse is very famous. Mickey Mouse est très célèbre.
Le gecko The gecko In Australia, geckos are common. En Australie, les geckos sont communs.
La tortue The turtle Turtles are slow. Les tortues sont lentes.


List of Farm Animals in French

How do you say Farm Animals in French? The correct word for “The Farm Animals” in French is “Les animaux de la ferme”.

France (again most of Europe) is a very diary heavy and meat eating country. Of course you know this as France is most famous for its legendary cheeses and diary products. This of course means that there are a lot of farms in France. And with farms come the farm animals!

Farm Animals in French
Farm Animals in French

The farm animals are something even children read about in poems and rhymes and it’s something that you absolutely need to learn and know!

These are the main list of farm animals which you call upon to use. You can learn the list of farm animal related terms in French.

French English English Sentence French Sentence
La vache The cow This is a cow. C’est une vache.
Le taureau The bull The bull is a very large animal. Le taureau est un très gros animal.
Le cheval The horse A Horse is quite tall. Un cheval est assez grand.
la jument The mare Where is the mare? Où est la jument ?
L’âne The donkey He works like a donkey. Il travaille comme un âne.
Le cochon The pig The pig is very dirty. Le cochon est très sale.
Le mouton The sheep The sheep is fluffy. Le mouton est duveteux.
La chèvre The goat I have two hundred goats. J’ai deux cents chèvres.
Le coq The rooster The rooster has colorful feathers. Le coq a des plumes colorées.
Le canard The duck There are ducks and swans in the lake. Il y a des canards et des cygnes dans le lac.
L’oie The goose The goose is silly. L’oie est stupide.


Names of Mammals in French

How do you say Mammals in French? The correct word for “mammals” in French is “mammifères”.

Who wouldn’t want to start off their French knowledge without the study of all mammals? You can learn the list of all mammals in French with English translation.

List of Mammal in French
List of Mammal in French
French English English Sentence French Sentence
L’oryctérope The aardvark Aardvarks eat ants. Les oryctéropes mangent des fourmis.
L’antilope The antelope The antelope is very fast. L’antilope est très rapide.
Le babouin The baboon The king of the baboons carried the lamp. Le roi des babouins portait la lampe.
La chauve-souris The bat The bat caught the butterfly. La chauve-souris a attrapé le papillon.
L’ours The bear The grizzly bear is hibernating. Le grizzli est en hibernation.
Le sanglier The boar A boar is very strong. Un sanglier est très fort.
Le chameau The camel A camel does not drink water. Un chameau ne boit pas d’eau.
le guépard The cheetah The cheetah is the fastest animal in the world. Le guépard est l’animal le plus rapide du monde.
le coyote The coyote The coyote caught the bird. Le coyote a attrapé l’oiseau.
Le cerf The deer My Dogs play with the deer Mes chiens jouent avec le cerf
le cerf The Stag The stag has antlers. Le cerf a des bois.
Le loir The dormouse The dormouse sleeps a lot. Le loir dort beaucoup.
L’éléphant The elephant She went on an elephant ride in Thailand. Elle a fait une balade à dos d’éléphant en Thaïlande.
Le furet The ferret Ferrets are not good pets. Les furets ne sont pas de bons animaux de compagnie.
Le renard The fox The fox is sly. Le renard est rusé.
La girafe The giraffe The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. La girafe est l’animal le plus grand du monde.
Le gorille The gorilla The gorilla is an endangered animal Le gorille est un animal en voie de disparition
Le lièvre The Hare Rabbits do not like Hares. Les lapins n’aiment pas les lièvres.
Le hérisson The hedgehog I saw a Hedgehog in Germany. J’ai vu un hérisson en Allemagne.
L’hippopotame The hippopotamus The hippopotamus is the most dangerous animal in the world. L’hippopotame est l’animal le plus dangereux au monde.
Le léopard The leopard I saw the Leopard and ran away. J’ai vu le Léopard et je me suis enfui.
Le lion The lion The lion is the king of the jungle. Le lion est le roi de la jungle.
Le lynx The lynx Have you seen the lynx? Avez-vous vu le lynx ?
Le suricate The meerkat Meerkats are timid. Les suricates sont timides.
la mangouste The mongoose The mongoose caught the snake La mangouste a attrapé le serpent
Le singe The monkey I like monkeys but I don’t like gorillas. J’aime les singes mais je n’aime pas les gorilles.
L’élan The moose I saw a moose in Canada. J’ai vu un orignal au Canada.
La souris The mouse The rat is bigger than the mouse Le rat est plus gros que la souris
la loutre The otter The zoo does not have otters Le zoo n’a pas de loutres
la panthère The panther There is a panther in the zoo. Il y a une panthère dans le zoo.
la panthère The panther The panther lives in south America. La panthère vit en Amérique du Sud.
L’ornithorynque The platypus The platypus is poisonous. L’ornithorynque est venimeux.
Le lapin The rabbit Who ate the rabbit? Qui a mangé le lapin ?
Le raton laveur The raccoon We have many raccoons in our garden. Nous avons beaucoup de ratons laveurs dans notre jardin.
Le renne The reindeer Santa has many reindeer. Le Père Noël a beaucoup de rennes.
Le rhinocéros The rhinoceros The Rhinoceros weighs over two thousand kilograms. Le rhinocéros pèse plus de deux mille kilogrammes.
la musaraigne The shrew The shrew is blind. La musaraigne est aveugle.
L’écureuil The squirrel I gave a cashew nut to the squirrel. J’ai donné une noix de cajou à l’écureuil.
Le tigre The Tiger The Tiger is ferocious. Le Tigre est féroce.
Le phacochère The warthog Warthog are quick. Les phacochères sont rapides.
la belette The weasel The weasel is faster than the mouse. La belette est plus rapide que la souris.
Le loup The wolf Is the wolf larger than a dog? Le loup est-il plus gros qu’un chien ?
Le zèbre The zebra A zebra has black stripes. Un zèbre a des rayures noires.


Names of Sea creatures or marine animals in French

How do you say Marine Animal or Mammals of the sea in French? The correct word for “Marine Animals” in French or “Sea Animals” in French is “Animaux marins”.

From dolphin to whales, Sharks to stingrays, the animals in the ocean or the marine animals have always held our fascination. You can learn the list of all Sea creatures of marine animals in French with English example sentences.

List of Sea Animals in French
List of Sea Animals in French
French English English Sentence French Sentence
Le crabe The crab Crabs are tasty. Les crabes sont savoureux.
Le dauphin The dolphin The dolphin is friendly. Le dauphin est sympathique.
La tortue verte The green sea turtle You can see green sea turtles in Maldives Vous pouvez voir des tortues de mer vertes aux Maldives
L’épaulard The killer whale A killer whaleis massive. Un épaulard est énorme.
Le homard The lobster The lobster is expensive. Le homard est cher.
La pieuvre The octopus An octopus has 8 tentacles. Une pieuvre a 8 tentacules.
L’huître The oyster The otter broke the oyster. La loutre a cassé l’huître.
Le lion de mer The sea lion The sea lion likes fruits. Le lion de mer aime les fruits.
L’oursin The sea urchin Did you see a sea urchin? Avez-vous vu un oursin?
Le phoque The seal There are 5 seals in the lake. Il y a 5 phoques dans le lac.
Le coquillage The seashell He sells seashells Il vend des coquillages
Le requin The shark The shark is deadly. Le requin est mortel.
La crevette The shrimp The shrimps are dead. Les crevettes sont mortes.
Le signal The signal Did you see the signal? Avez-vous vu le signal?
Le cachalot The sperm whale Moby Dick is a Sperm Whale Moby Dick est un cachalot
Le calamar The squid Japanese people eat Squids Les japonais mangent des calmars
L’étoile de mer The starfish A starfish is colorful. Une étoile de mer est colorée.
La raie The stingray The stingray is dangerous. La raie est dangereuse.
le morse The walrus The walrus eats fish. Le morse mange du poisson.
La baleine The whale The whale is massive. La baleine est massive.
La palourde The clam The clam is grey in color. La palourde est de couleur grise.


List of all Reptiles in French

How do you say Reptiles in French? The correct word for “The Reptile” in French is “Le Reptile”.

What can be more memorable than the creepy crawly snakes and crocodiles? They are scary and hence always a nice discussion point and hence you might as well do it in French. And once upon a time, France was very famous for crocodile skin bags and snake skin belts and bags.

List of Reptiles in French
List of Reptiles in French
French English
le caméléon the chameleon
crocodile crocodile
l’alligator the alligator
le gecko the gecko
l’iguane the iguana
la salamandre the salamander
le varan the monitor lizard
le lézard cornu the horned lizard
le serpent venimeux the poisonous snake
le serpent à sonnette the rattlesnake
le cobra the cobra
la tortue de mer the sea turtle
la couleuvre the grass snake
le lézard the lizard
la tortue the turtle
le serpent the snake


List of all Birds in French with English translation and example sentences

List of Birds in French
List of Birds in French

How do you say Birds in French? The correct word for “The Bird” in French is “L’oiseau”. The plural for “The Birds” in French is “Les oiseaux”

Now that you’ve learnt the list of animals in French, why not step into birds? Here you will learn about the names used for different birds in French language with English translation and with a large number of example sentences.

French English English Sentence French Sentence
Le merle The blackbird The blackbird ate the worm Le merle a mangé le ver
La perruche The budgie She has three budgies Elle a trois perruches
La grue The crane The crane is tall. La grue est haute.
Le corbeau The crow The crow drinks water. Le corbeau boit de l’eau.
La colombe The dove The dove flew away. La colombe s’est envolée.
L’aigle The eagle The eagle flies above the clouds L’aigle vole au dessus des nuages
Le faucon The falcon The falcon has brown feathers. Le faucon a des plumes brunes.
L’oie The goose The goose laid a golden egg. L’oie a pondu un œuf d’or.
Le busard The harrier The harrier is smaller than the hawk. Le busard est plus petit que le faucon.
Le héron The heron The heron has a long neck. Le héron a un long cou.
la pie The magpie Where did the magpie go? Où est passée la pie ?
L’autruche The ostrich The ostrich is the largest bird. L’autruche est le plus gros oiseau.
Le hibou The owl The owl sat on the bull. La chouette était assise sur le taureau.
La perdrix The partridge The partridge sat on the pear tree La perdrix était assise sur le poirier
Le paon The peacock The peacock has colorful feathers. Le paon a des plumes colorées.
Le pingouin The penguin Penguin live in Antarctica. Le pingouin vit en Antarctique.
Le faucon pèlerin The Peregrine hawk The peregrine hawk has sharp claws. Le faucon pèlerin a des griffes acérées.
le pigeon The pigeon She likes to feed the Pigeon. Elle aime nourrir le Pigeon.
la caille The quail Quail soup is very tasty. La soupe de caille est très savoureuse.
La Mouette The seagull There are many seagulls near California. Il y a beaucoup de mouettes près de la Californie.
Le moineau The sparrow Sparrows are very cute. Les moineaux sont très mignons.
L’hirondelle The swallow The swallow attacked the sparrow. L’hirondelle a attaqué le moineau.
Le cygne The swan The swan is graceful. Le cygne est gracieux.
La dinde The turkey Can you buy a turkey? Pouvez-vous acheter une dinde?
Le vautour The vulture Have you seen vultures? Avez-vous vu des vautours ?
Le pic The woodpecker There are many woodpeckers in the forest. Il y a beaucoup de pics dans la forêt.


Amphibians in French

Done with the list of animals in French and the list of birds in French? Excellent!!! Now let us go for the list of amphibians in French.

List of Fish in French
List of Fish in French
French English
L’anguille The eel
L’anchois The anchovy
Le poisson-chat The catfish
La truite The trout
Le requin The shark
Le mérou The grouper
Le hareng The herring
la morue The cod
Le saumon The Salmon
La brème The bream
le rayon The ray
Le poisson épée The sword fish
Le pêcheur à la ligne The anglerfish
L’esturgeon The sturgeon
Le merlan The whiting
Le poisson-chat The catfish
La basse The bass
Le mérou The grouper




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