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List of 100+ Animals in Spanish

List of 100+ Animals in Spanish

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

Talking about a pet to someone… Do you like dogs?

  1. Ordering food… One chicken sandwich please?
  2. Ordering clothes and accessories… I like leather jackets and leather wallets
  3. Watching cartoons… literally every cartoon has animals or is completely based on animals!

Let us go through the Spanish vocabulary for 100+ animals in Spanish with loads and loads of example sentences in Spanish 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. Basic Animals related terms in Spanish
  3. Pet animals in Spanish
  4. Names of farm animals in Spanish
  5. Mammals in Spanish
  6. Marine Animals in Spanish
  7. Different Fish in Spanish
  8. Names of Reptiles in Spanish
  9. All Amphibians in Spanish


How do you say Animals in Spanish?

  • The correct word for “The Animal” in Spanish is “El animal”.
  • The plural for “The Animals” in Spanish is “los animales”


Animal related terms in Spanish

You might need to be more generic in some cases when talking about animals. For example “PET” is not an animal but is related to animals. These are the main words in Spanish 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 Spanish.

SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
El animalThe animalWe like animals.Nos gustan los animales.
La mascota de la casaThe petI have 5 petsTengo 5 mascotas
El animal salvajeThe wild animalThere are many wild animals in IndiaHay muchos animales salvajes en la India.
El animal de la granjaThe farm animalThe cow is a farm animalLa vaca es un animal de granja
El mamíferoThe mammalWhat is a mammal?¿Qué es un mamífero?
El mamífero marinoThe marine mammalI love marine mammals.Amo a los mamíferos marinos.
El pájaroThe birdBirds can fly.Los pájaros pueden volar.
El insectoThe insectI hate insects.Odio los insectos.
El reptilThe reptileThe snake is a reptile.La serpiente es un reptil.
El anfibioThe amphibianIs the tortoise an amphibian?¿Es la tortuga un anfibio?
El pescadoThe fishThe cat ate the fish.El gato se comió el pescado.
HerbívoroHerbivoreThe cow is a herbivore.La vaca es herbívora.
CarnívoroCarnivoreThe lion is a carnivoreEl león es un carnívoro
OmnívoroOmnivoreThe bear is an omnivoreEl oso es un omnívoro


Names of pet animals in Spanish

How do you say House Pets in Spanish? The correct word for “House Pet” in Spanish is “Casa de mascota”. The plural for “House Pets” in Spanish is “Mascotas de la casa” The correct word for “Pet Animal” in Spanish is “Mascota”. The plural for “Pet Animals” in Spanish is “Mascotas”

Spain (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 Madrid or Barcelona while larger dogs are preferred in the countryside (and as we all know, there are super large swathes of countryside land in Spain).

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 Spanish fluently.

These are the main words in Spanish 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 Spanish.

SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
El perroThe dogMy dog eats biscuits.Mi perro come galletas.
El gatoThe catI have ten cats.Tengo diez gatos.
El gatoThe tomcatThe orange tomcat is very large.El gato naranja es muy grande.
La rataThe ratThere are many rat in China.Hay muchas ratas en China.
La vacaThe cowCows are very large.Las vacas son muy grandes.
El caballoThe horseI want to buy a Horse.Quiero comprar un caballo.
El gatitoThe kittenKittens are cute.Los gatitos son lindos.
El cachorroThe puppyI love puppiesamo los cachorros
El conejoThe rabbitI have a white rabbitTengo un conejo blanco
El pescadoThe fishThe cat eats the Fish.El gato se come el pescado.
El hamsterThe hamsterMy son wants a hamster!¡Mi hijo quiere un hámster!
El conejillo de indiasThe guinea pigHer son in law has two guinea pigs.Su yerno tiene dos conejillos de indias.
La serpienteThe snakeSnakes are dangerous.Las serpientes son peligrosas.
El pájaroThe birdBirds can fly.Los pájaros pueden volar.
El loroThe parrotA parrot is green in color.Un loro es de color verde.
El lagartoThe lizardLizards are not pets!¡Los lagartos no son mascotas!
El ratónThe mouseMickey Mouse is very famous.Mickey Mouse es muy famoso.
El geckoThe geckoIn Australia, geckos are common.En Australia, los geckos son comunes.
La tortugaThe turtleTurtles are slow.Las tortugas son lentas.


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List of Farm Animals in Spanish

How do you say Farm Animals in Spanish? The correct word for “The Farm Animals” in Spanish is “Animales de granja”.

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

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 Spanish.

SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
La vacaThe cowThis is a cow.Esto es una vaca.
El toroThe bullThe bull is a very large animal.El toro es un animal muy grande.
El caballoThe horseA Horse is quite tall.Un caballo es bastante alto.
Ellos sonThe mareWhere is the mare?¿Dónde está la yegua?
El burroThe donkeyHe works like a donkey.Trabaja como un burro.
El cerdoThe pigThe pig is very dirty.El cerdo está muy sucio.
La ovejaThe sheepThe sheep is fluffy.La oveja es esponjosa.
La cabraThe goatI have two hundred goats.Tengo doscientas cabras.
El galloThe roosterThe rooster has colorful feathers.El gallo tiene plumas de colores.
El patoThe duckThere are ducks and swans in the lake.Hay patos y cisnes en el lago.
El gansoThe gooseThe goose is silly.El ganso es tonto.


Names of Mammals in Spanish

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

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

SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
El oso hormigueroThe aardvarkAardvarks eat ants.Los osos hormigueros comen hormigas.
El antílopeThe antelopeThe antelope is very fast.El antílope es muy rápido.
El babuinoThe baboonThe king of the baboons carried the lamp.El rey de los babuinos llevaba la lámpara.
El murciélagoThe batThe bat caught the butterfly.El murciélago atrapó a la mariposa.
El osoThe bearThe grizzly bear is hibernating.El oso grizzly está hibernando.
El jabalíThe boarA boar is very strong.Un jabalí es muy fuerte.
El camelloThe camelA camel does not drink water.Un camello no bebe agua.
El guepardoThe cheetahThe cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.El guepardo es el animal más rápido del mundo.
El coyoteThe coyoteThe coyote caught the bird.El coyote atrapó al pájaro.
El ciervoThe deerMy Dogs play with the deerMis perros juegan con los ciervos
El ciervoThe StagThe stag has antlers.El ciervo tiene astas.
El lirónThe dormouseThe dormouse sleeps a lot.El lirón duerme mucho.
El elefanteThe elephantShe went on an elephant ride in Thailand.Ella fue a dar un paseo en elefante en Tailandia.
El HuronThe ferretFerrets are not good pets.Los hurones no son buenas mascotas.
El zorroThe foxThe fox is sly.El zorro es astuto.
La jirafaThe giraffeThe giraffe is the tallest animal in the world.La jirafa es el animal más alto del mundo.
El gorilaThe gorillaThe gorilla is an endangered animalEl gorila es un animal en peligro de extinción
La liebreThe HareRabbits do not like Hares.A los conejos no les gustan las liebres.
El erizoThe hedgehogI saw a Hedgehog in Germany.Vi un erizo en Alemania.
El hipopótamoThe hippopotamusThe hippopotamus is the most dangerous animal in the world.El hipopótamo es el animal más peligroso del mundo.
El leopardoThe leopardI saw the Leopard and ran away.Vi al leopardo y me escapé.
El leónThe lionThe lion is the king of the jungle.El león es el rey de la jungla.
El linceThe lynxHave you seen the lynx?¿Has visto al lince?
El suricatoThe meerkatMeerkats are timid.Los suricatos son tímidos.
La mangostaThe mongooseThe mongoose caught the snakeLa mangosta atrapó a la serpiente
El monoThe monkeyI like monkeys but I don’t like gorillas.Me gustan los monos pero no los gorilas.
El alceThe mooseI saw a moose in Canada.Vi un alce en Canadá.
El ratónThe mouseThe rat is bigger than the mouseLa rata es más grande que el ratón.
La nutriaThe otterThe zoo does not have ottersEl zoológico no tiene nutrias.
La panteraThe pantherThere is a panther in the zoo.Hay una pantera en el zoológico.
La panteraThe pantherThe panther lives in south America.La pantera vive en América del Sur.
El ornitorrincoThe platypusThe platypus is poisonous.El ornitorrinco es venenoso.
El conejoThe rabbitWho ate the rabbit?¿Quién se comió el conejo?
El mapacheThe raccoonWe have many raccoons in our garden.Tenemos muchos mapaches en nuestro jardín.
El renoThe reindeerSanta has many reindeer.Santa tiene muchos renos.
El rinoceronteThe rhinocerosThe Rhinoceros weighs over two thousand kilograms.El rinoceronte pesa más de dos mil kilogramos.
La musarañaThe shrewThe shrew is blind.La musaraña es ciega.
La ardillaThe squirrelI gave a cashew nut to the squirrel.Le di un anacardo a la ardilla.
El TigreThe TigerThe Tiger is ferocious.El Tigre es feroz.
El jabalíThe warthogWarthog are quick.Los jabalíes son rápidos.
La comadrejaThe weaselThe weasel is faster than the mouse.La comadreja es más rápida que el ratón.
El loboThe wolfIs the wolf larger than a dog?¿Es el lobo más grande que un perro?
La cebraThe zebraA zebra has black stripes.Una cebra tiene rayas negras.


Spanish Vocabulary: What are the names of different Sea creatures or marine animals in Spanish?

How do you say Marine Animal or Mammals of the sea in Spanish? The correct word for “Marine Animals” in Spanish or “Sea Animals” in Spanish is “Animales marinos”.

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 Spanish with English example sentences.

SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
El cangrejoThe crabCrabs are tasty.Los cangrejos son sabrosos.
El delfinThe dolphinThe dolphin is friendly.El delfín es amigable.
La tortuga verdeThe green sea turtleYou can see green sea turtles in MaldivesPuedes ver tortugas marinas verdes en Maldivas
La ballena asesinaThe killer whaleA killer whaleis massive.Una orca es enorme.
La langostaThe lobsterThe lobster is expensive.La langosta es cara.
El pulpoThe octopusAn octopus has 8 tentacles.Un pulpo tiene 8 tentáculos.
La ostraThe oysterThe otter broke the oyster.La nutria partió la ostra.
El león marinoThe sea lionThe sea lion likes fruits.Al león marino le gustan las frutas.
El erizo de marThe sea urchinDid you see a sea urchin?¿Viste un erizo de mar?
El selloThe sealThere are 5 seals in the lake.Hay 5 focas en el lago.
La conchaThe seashellHe sells seashellsVende conchas marinas
El tiburónThe sharkThe shark is deadly.El tiburón es mortal.
El camarónThe shrimpThe shrimps are dead.Los camarones están muertos.
La señalThe signalDid you see the signal?¿Viste la señal?
El cachaloteThe sperm whaleMoby Dick is a Sperm WhaleMoby Dick es un cachalote
El calamarThe squidJapanese people eat SquidsLos japoneses comen calamares
La estrella de marThe starfishA starfish is colorful.Una estrella de mar es colorida.
La mantarrayaThe stingrayThe stingray is dangerous.La mantarraya es peligrosa.
La morsaThe walrusThe walrus eats fish.La morsa come pescado.
La ballenaThe whaleThe whale is massive.La ballena es enorme.
La almejaThe clamThe clam is grey in color.La almeja es de color gris.

List of Reptiles in Spanish

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

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 Spanish. And once upon a time, Spain was very famous for crocodile skin bags and snake skin belts and bags.

El camaleonthe chameleon
el caimánthe alligator
el geckothe gecko
la iguanathe iguana
la salamandrathe salamander
el lagarto monitorthe monitor lizard
el lagarto cornudothe horned lizard
la serpiente venenosathe poisonous snake
la serpiente de cascabelthe rattlesnake
la cobrathe cobra
la tortuga marinathe sea turtle
la culebrathe grass snake
el lagartothe lizard
la tortugathe turtle
la serpientethe snake


List of Birds in Spanish 

How do you say Birds in Spanish? The correct word for “The Bird” in Spanish is “El pájaro”.  The plural for “Birds” in Spanish is “pájaros”

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

List of Birds in Spanish
List of Birds in Spanish
SpanishEnglishEnglish SentenceSpanish Sentences
El mirloThe blackbirdThe blackbird ate the wormEl mirlo se comió al gusano
El periquitoThe budgieShe has three budgiesElla tiene tres periquitos
La grúaThe craneThe crane is tall.La grúa es alta.
El CuervoThe crowThe crow drinks water.El cuervo bebe agua.
La palomaThe doveThe dove flew away.La paloma se fue volando.
El águilaThe eagleThe eagle flies above the cloudsEl águila vuela por encima de las nubes.
El halcónThe falconThe falcon has brown feathers.El halcón tiene plumas marrones.
El gansoThe gooseThe goose laid a golden egg.La gallina puso un huevo de oro.
El aguiluchoThe harrierThe harrier is smaller than the hawk.El aguilucho es más pequeño que el halcón.
La garzaThe heronThe heron has a long neck.La garza tiene un cuello largo.
La urracaThe magpieWhere did the magpie go?¿A dónde fue la urraca?
El avestruzThe ostrichThe ostrich is the largest bird.El avestruz es el ave más grande.
El búhoThe owlThe owl sat on the bull.El búho se sentó sobre el toro.
La perdizThe partridgeThe partridge sat on the pear treeLa perdiz se sentó en el peral
El pavo realThe peacockThe peacock has colorful feathers.El pavo real tiene plumas de colores.
El pingüinoThe penguinPenguin live in Antarctica.El pingüino vive en la Antártida.
El halcón peregrinoThe Peregrine hawkThe peregrine hawk has sharp claws.El halcón peregrino tiene garras afiladas.
La palomaThe pigeonShe likes to feed the Pigeon.Le gusta alimentar a la paloma.
La codornizThe quailQuail soup is very tasty.La sopa de codorniz es muy sabrosa.
La gaviotaThe seagullThere are many seagulls near California.Hay muchas gaviotas cerca de California.
El gorrionThe sparrowSparrows are very cute.Los gorriones son muy lindos.
La golondrinaThe swallowThe swallow attacked the sparrow.La golondrina atacó al gorrión.
El CisneThe swanThe swan is graceful.El cisne es elegante.
El pavoThe turkeyCan you buy a turkey?¿Puedes comprar un pavo?
El buitreThe vultureHave you seen vultures?¿Has visto buitres?
El pájaro carpinteroThe woodpeckerThere are many woodpeckers in the forest.Hay muchos pájaros carpinteros en el bosque.


Amphibians in Spanish 

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

La ranaThe frog
La salamandraThe salamander
El sapoThe toad
El sapo comúnThe common toad
La rana arborícolaThe tree frog
La salamandraThe salamander
El el tritónThe the newt


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