Animals list

Here is a list of some 25 common animals in English. We list the animaldefinition, and an example sentence.

animal (noun): A living creature that moves, breathes, and usually has senses. – The zoo is home to a wide variety of animals. | Animals live on the land, in the sea as fish and in the air as birds.

bear (noun): A large, strong mammal with thick fur and sharp claws. – We saw a bear trying to catch fish in the river.

bird (noun): A feathered creature with wings that can fly. – I saw a colourful bird singing in the tree. | Birds come in all sizes from large eagles to tiny hummingbirds.

cat (noun): A small, furry mammal that people often keep as a pet. – The cat sat on the windowsill, watching birds outside.

chicken (noun): A bird kept on farms for its eggs and meat. – My grandma cooked a delicious chicken for dinner.

cow (noun): A domesticated farm animal raised for its milk and meat. – The cow was peacefully chewing grass in the meadow.

crocodile (noun): A large reptile with a long snout, living in rivers and swamps. – Be careful near the river; there might be a crocodile lurking.

dog (noun): A domesticated animal that people often keep as a pet or to guard somewhere. – My sister has a friendly dog named Max that she takes for a long walk every morning.

dolphin (noun): A friendly marine mammal known for its intelligence. – On our boat trip, we saw dolphins jumping out of the water.

duck (noun): A waterbird with webbed feet that swims in ponds and lakes. – The ducklings followed the mother duck to the pond.

elephant (noun): A huge animal from Asia and Africa with a long trunk and large ears. – Visiting the zoo, we saw an elephant playing in the mud.

fish (noun): An aquatic animal that lives in water and has gills to breathe. – Let’s go fishing and try to catch some fish. | Fish live in all waters from rivers to oceans.

frog (noun): A small amphibian that hops and croaks. – We heard the frogs singing loudly after the rain.

giraffe (noun): A tall African mammal with a long neck and spotted coat. – Giraffes reach for leaves on tall trees with its long neck.

goat (noun): A sure-footed animal with horns, often kept for milk and meat. – The goat climbed up the steep hill with ease.

horse (noun): A large, four-legged animal used for riding or pulling carts. – She enjoys riding her horse in the countryside.

koala (noun): A small, tree-dwelling marsupial native to Australia. – We saw a koala sleeping in the eucalyptus tree.

lion (noun): A big wild cat known for its majestic mane. – The lion roared loudly, asserting its dominance.

monkey (noun): A clever, tree-dwelling mammal with a long tail. – The monkey swung from branch to branch, looking for ripe fruit.

penguin (noun): A flightless bird found in cold regions, often waddling on ice. – The Antarctic penguins huddled together to keep warm.

pig (noun): A farm animal with a pink snout and curly tail. – The pig happily rolled in the mud to cool off.

rabbit (noun): A small, furry mammal with long ears and a fluffy tail. – The children giggled as they watched the rabbit hop around.

shark (noun): A large predatory fish with sharp teeth that lives in the ocean. – The shark glided silently through the deep blue sea.

sheep (noun): A woolly animal often raised for its wool and meat. – The shepherd guided the sheep back to the barn.

tiger (noun): A large, powerful wild cat with distinctive stripes. – The tiger stalked its prey in the dense jungle.

zebra (noun): A wild horse-like animal with black and white stripes. – In the safari, we saw zebras grazing on the grasslands.