Spanish Animal
Language Resources

Animals / Animales

Are you planning on going to the zoo with some Spanish friends during a trip to Spain? Are you looking to buy a pet in Spain or to start talking about your pet with someone who speaks Spanish – perhaps even a vet if you have brought your pet with you? Or are you interested in learning about a day in the life of a Spanish farmer, or even seeing it for yourself? If any of these apply to you or you just really love animals and want to be able to talk about them, then this list of animal vocabulary will be very helpful to you and you should try to make sure that you learn everything that is on it. It will come in handy in a wide range of different situations!

Here you will find the Spanish words for the most common animals along with their translation so that you know just what you are saying and how to use them. We have also included the way to say “a” something, so that you can see whether the animal is referred to as masculine or feminine. Whether you are in the city, in the countryside or in the pet shop you will be able to say what you want to without a single problem. Find out how to say the word for your favorite animal by reading through the table below, and keep this list saved somewhere if you want to be able to go over it time and time again until you have learned everything that you need to!

Pets / Domestic Animals
Dog
Cat
Fish
Canary
Turtle
Rabbit
Ferret

On the Farm
Cow
Pig
Sheep
Goat
Chicken / Hen
Horse
Donkey
Duck

At the Zoo
Tiger
Lion
Monkey
Elephant
Bear
Giraffe
Camel
Zebra
Snake
Hippopotamus

Mascotas / Animales domésticos
Un perro
Un gato
Un pez
Un canario
Una tortuga
Un conejo
Un hurón

En la granja
Una vaca
Un cerdo
Una oveja
Una cabra
Un pollo / Una gallina
Un caballo
Un burro
Un pato

En el zoo
Un tigre
Un león
Un mono
Un elefante
Un oso
Una jirafa
Un camello
Una cebra
Una culebra
Un hipopótamo

If there are any more animal words that you would like to learn, make sure that you mention them to your tutor at some point during your course so that you can make a note of them – or take a look in a dictionary which translates the words for you, so that you can get all of the details about the word for yourself! You can also use this process in reverse if you are looking to find out what a word means that you have heard in Spanish if you are sure that it refers to a type of animal but do not know which particular kind.