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English to Spanish Animals

This page is perfect for English speakers looking to learn some new Spanish animal words. Each section of the page has translations listed from English to Spanish, so you can easily look up the animal you wish to say.

First in line you'll find the list of 141 English to Spanish animal words, followed by the same words organized into three groups - land, sea, and air. Below this, you'll find several sentences that can help teach you how to use the animal words in normal conversation. Last, there's a video you can watch which reads aloud many of the animal words, that should help you with your pronunciation. (Because it can be hard to know how things are spoken, just from reading a webpage).

Animal Words List from English to Spanish

You can also view these words with translations from Spanish to English.

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

Animals ➔ The plural of animal in Spanish is Animales.

Wild animals ➔ Animales salvajes

Pet ➔ Mascota

Pets ➔ Mascotas

Zoo ➔ Zoológico

Petting zoo ➔ Zoológico interactivo

Zoo animals ➔ Animales de zoológico


African elephant ➔ Elefante africano

Albatross ➔ Albatros

Alligator ➔ Caimán

Ant ➔ Hormiga

Anteater ➔ Oso hormiguero

Antelope ➔ Antílope

Armadillo ➔ Armadillo

Asian elephant ➔ Elefante asiático

Baboon ➔ Babuino

Bat ➔ Murciélago

Bear ➔ Oso

Beaver ➔ Castor

Bird ➔ Pajaro

Bison ➔ Bisonte

Black bear ➔ Oso negro

Bobcat ➔ Gato montés

Buffalo ➔ Búfalo

Butterfly ➔ Mariposa

Camel ➔ Camello

Cat ➔ Gato

Caterpillar ➔ Oruga

Catfish ➔ Bagre

Centipede ➔ Ciempiés

Chameleon ➔ Camaleón

Cheetah ➔ Leopardo cazador

Chicken ➔ Gallina

Chimpanzee ➔ Chimpancé

Chipmunk ➔ Ardilla listada

Cockroach ➔ Cucaracha

Cougar ➔ Puma

Cow ➔ Vaca

Crocodile ➔ Cocodrilo

Deer ➔ Ciervo

Dog ➔ Perro

Dolphin ➔ Delfín

Donkey ➔ Burro

Dragon ➔ Dragon

Dragonfly ➔ Libélula

Eagle ➔ Águila

Earwig ➔ Tijereta

Elephant ➔ Elefante

Falcon ➔ Halcón

Ferret ➔ Hurón

Fire ants ➔ Hormigas rojas

Firefly ➔ Luciérnaga

Fish ➔ Pez

Fish (plural) ➔ Peces

Fly ➔ Mosca

Flying squirrel ➔ Ardilla voladora

Fox ➔ Zorro

Frog ➔ Rana

Fruit fly ➔ Mosca de la fruta

Gecko ➔ Geco

German Shepherd ➔ Pastor alemán

Giant squid ➔ Calamar gigante

Giraffe ➔ Jirafa

Goat ➔ Cabra

Goose ➔ Ganso

Gorilla ➔ Gorila

Grasshopper ➔ Saltamontes

Guinea pig ➔ Conejillo de indias

Hammerhead shark ➔ Tiburón martillo

Hamster ➔ Hámster

Hedgehog ➔ Erizo

Hippopotamus ➔ Hipopotamo

Horse ➔ Caballo

Hummingbird ➔ Colibrí

Humpback whale ➔ Ballena jorobada

Hyena ➔ Hiena

Kangaroo ➔ Canguro

Koala ➔ Coala

Leatherback turtle ➔ Tortuga baula

Leopard ➔ Leopardo

Lion ➔ León

Lionfish ➔ Pez león

Lizard ➔ Lagartija

Lobster ➔ Langosta

Lynx ➔ Lince

Manatee ➔ Manatí

Millipede ➔ Milpiés

Monarch butterfly ➔ Mariposa monarca

Monkey ➔ Mono

Moose ➔ Alce

Moth ➔ Polilla

Mouse ➔ Ratón

Mule ➔ Mula

Ocelot ➔ Ocelote

Octopus ➔ Pulpo

Opossum ➔ Zarigüeya

Orangutan ➔ Orangután

Ostrich ➔ Avestruz

Otter ➔ Nutria

Panda bear ➔ Oso panda

Parrot ➔ Loro

Peacock ➔ Pavo real

Pelican ➔ Pelícano

Penguin ➔ Pingüino

Pheasant ➔ Faisán

Pig ➔ Cerdo

Piranha ➔ Piraña

Platypus ➔ Ornitorrinco

Polar bear ➔ Oso polar

Porcupine ➔ Puerco espín

Possum ➔ Zarigüeya

Pot-bellied pig ➔ Cerdo vietnamita

Puppy ➔ Cachorro

Rabbit ➔ Conejo

Raccoon ➔ Mapache

Rat ➔ Rata

Rattlesnake ➔ Serpiente de cascabel

Rhinoceros ➔ Rinoceronte

Salamander ➔ Salamandra

Scorpion ➔ Escorpión

Sea turtle ➔ Tortuga marina

Seahorse ➔ Caballo de mar

Seal ➔ Foca

Shark ➔ Tiburón

Sheep ➔ Oveja

Siberian tiger ➔ Tigre siberiano

Skunk ➔ Zorrillo

Sloth ➔ Perezoso

Snail ➔ Caracol

Snake ➔ Serpiente

Sparrow ➔ Gorrión

Spider monkey ➔ Mono araña

Squid ➔ Calamar

Squirrel ➔ Ardilla

Starfish ➔ Estrella de mar

Stingray ➔ Mantarraya

Swan ➔ Cisne

Tiger ➔ Tigre

Tree frog ➔ Rana de árbol

Turtle ➔ Tortuga

Vulture ➔ Buitre

Walrus ➔ Morsa

Wasp ➔ Avispa

Weasel ➔ Comadreja

Whale ➔ Ballena

Wolf ➔ Lobo

Wolverine ➔ Glotón

Woodpecker ➔ Pájaro carpintero

Zebra ➔ Cebra

Spanish Animals Sorted by Category (Land, Sea, and Sky)

You can also view these categories with translations from English to Spanish.

This section contains all of the same words as seen in previously shown list of animal words. Sometimes it can be easier to commit things to memory if you've seen the same information in different formats. Perhaps the same will be true here. If you just want the raw data, however, you can easily skip this section and go straight to the sentences for new translations.

Land Animals
Many of the animals in our list are land-dwelling animals. How many can you remember? Here they are: African elephant (Elefante africano), Alligator (Caimán), Anteater (Oso hormiguero), Antelope (Antílope), Armadillo (Armadillo), Asian elephant (Elefante asiático), Baboon (Babuino), Bear (Oso), Bison (Bisonte), Black bear (Oso negro), Bobcat (Gato montés), Buffalo (Búfalo), Camel (Camello), Cat (Gato), Caterpillar (Oruga), Centipede (Ciempiés), Chameleon (Camaleón), Cheetah (Leopardo cazador), Chicken (Gallina), Chimpanzee (Chimpancé), Chipmunk (Ardilla listada), Cockroach (Cucaracha), Cougar (Puma), Cow (Vaca), Crocodile (Cocodrilo), Deer (Ciervo), Dog (Perro), Donkey (Burro), Earwig (Tijereta), Elephant (Elefante), Ferret (Hurón), Fire ants (Hormigas rojas), Fox (Zorro), Frog (Rana), Gecko (Geco), German Shepherd (Pastor alemán), Giraffe (Jirafa), Goat (Cabra), Gorilla (Gorila), Grasshopper (Saltamontes), Guinea pig (Conejillo de indias), Hamster (Hámster), Hedgehog (Erizo), Hippopotamus (Hipopotamo), Horse (Caballo), Hyena (Hiena), Kangaroo (Canguro), Koala (Coala), Leopard (Leopardo), Lion (León), Lizard (Lagartija), Lynx (Lince), Millipede (Milpiés), Monkey (Mono), Moose (Alce), Mouse (Ratón), Mule (Mula), Ocelot (Ocelote), Opossum/Possum (Zarigüeya), Orangutan (Orangután), Ostrich (Avestruz), Panda bear (Oso panda), Peacock (Pavo real), Penguin (Pingüino), Pig (Cerdo), Pot-bellied pig (Cerdo vietnamita), Puppy (Cachorro), Polar bear (Oso polar), Porcupine (Puerco espín), Rabbit (Conejo), Raccoon (Mapache), Rat (Rata), Rattlesnake (Serpiente de cascabel), Rhinoceros (Rinoceronte), Salamander (Salamandra), Scorpion (Escorpión), Sheep (Oveja), Siberian tiger (Tigre siberiano), Skunk (Zorrillo), Sloth (Perezoso), Snail (Caracol), Snake (Serpiente), Spider monkey (Mono araña), Squirrel (Ardilla), Tiger (Tigre), Tree frog (Rana de árbol), and Weasel (Comadreja), Wolf (Lobo), Wolverine (Glotón), and Zebra (Cebra).

Sea Animals
Some other animals fall into the sea category. I've included all water animals here, whether they live in the sea, ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. Here are the 'sea' animals: Beaver (Castor), Catfish (Bagre), Dolphin (Delfín), Fish (Pez), Fish (Peces, plural), Giant squid (Calamar gigante), Hammerhead shark (Tiburón martillo), Humpback whale (Ballena jorobada), Leatherback turtle (Tortuga baula), Lionfish (Pez león), Lobster (Langosta), Manatee (Manatí), Octopus (Pulpo), Otter (Nutria), Piranha (Piraña), Platypus (Ornitorrinco), Sea turtle (Tortuga marina), Seahorse (Caballo de mar), Seal (Foca), Shark (Tiburón), Squid (Calamar), Starfish (Estrella de mar), Stingray (Mantarraya), Swan (Cisne), Turtle (Tortuga), Walrus (Morsa), and Whale (Ballena).

Sky Animals
The final list is of the animals of flight. This also includes mythical flying animals, because, why not? Here's some flying animals: Albatross (Albatros), Bat (Murciélago), Bird (Pajaro), Butterfly (Mariposa), Dragon (Dragon), Dragonfly (Libélula), Eagle (Águila), Falcon (Halcón), Firefly (Luciérnaga), Fly (Mosca), Flying squirrel (Ardilla voladora), Fruit fly (Mosca de la fruta), Goose (Ganso), Hummingbird (Colibrí), Monarch butterfly (Mariposa monarca), Moth (Polilla), Parrot (Loro), Pelican (Pelícano), Pheasant (Faisán), Sparrow (Gorrión), Vulture (Buitre), Wasp (Avispa), and Woodpecker (Pájaro carpintero).

Sentences with Animal Names (English to Spanish Translations)

You can also view these sentences with translations from Spanish to English.

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

A dog is man's best friend. ➔ El perro es el mejor amigo del hombre.

Are you a cow? ➔ Es tu la vaca?

I have a cat. ➔ Tengo un gato.

I have a cat in my pants. ➔ Tengo un gato en mis pantalones.

I have a monkey. ➔ Yo tengo un mono.

I like animals. ➔ Me gustan los animales.

I like to sleep with the cows. ➔ Me gusta dormir con las vacas.

I love animals. ➔ Me encantan los animales.

I love penguins. ➔ Me encantan los pingüinos.

I want to rent an ostrich. ➔ Quiero alquilar un avestruz.

John has a dog and a cat. ➔ John tiene un perro y un gato.

My cat is big. ➔ Mi gato es grande.

My dog ate my homework. ➔ Mi perro se comió mi tarea.

My dog is very cute. ➔ Mi perro es muy lindo.

Pet hair ➔ Pelo de mascota

The boy really loves his cat. ➔ El niño quiere mucho a su gato.

The chameleon changed its color. ➔ El camaleón cambió su color.

The elephant is big. ➔ El elefante es grande.

The fish is red. ➔ El pez es rojo.

The woodpecker is wonderful. ➔ El pájaro carpintero esta maravilloso.

This animal is not a pet. ➔ Este animal no es una mascota.

This stuffed chipmunk is so realistic! ➔ Esta ardilla listada de peluche es tan realista!

This is a lion. ➔ Esto es un león.

You are a monkey. ➔ Eres un mono.


*List of Spanish animals last updated: March 28, 2018.

Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about Spanish animals? Give it a try and then scroll back up to see how you did! Ctrl+F can help you find the answers even faster if you prefer.

1. What is the translation of bagre (fish) in English?
2. How do you say ostrich in Spanish?
3. What is the English translation of el perro y el cocodrilo?
4. What is the meaning of el pez in English?

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Learn Spanish Animals with Videos

Animal names in Spanish with BASHO & FRIENDS - Animales

A very good children's video with a catchy musical flair. Includes translations for several animals - Pig, Chicken, Frog, Horse, Cat, Dog, Sheep, and Bird.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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