Animals: 1000+ Animal Names | Great List of All Animals | Classification of Animals

Let’s learn how to say the animal names in English! This page gives you the common names of many common animals. Look through the picture with your kids, and help them learn the animal vocabulary!

Animals | Types of Animals

Animals are a major group of organisms, classified as the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa.

A cat is an animal, not a plant. Humans are also animals, under the scientific definition, as we are not plants.

Vertebrates

Vertebrates are among the most recognizable organisms of the animal kingdom.

  • Bilby
  • Buffalo
  • Bat
  • Binturong
  • Bull
  • Haddock
  • Kissing fish
  • Puffer
  • Mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Penguin
  • Jay
  • Lovebird
  • Pigeon
  • Macaw
  • Tadpole
  • Viper
  • Tortoise
  • Toad
  • Dolphin
  • Coypu
  • Dall’s porpoise
  • Donkey
  • Eland
  • Dalmatian
  • Dromedary
  • Elephant
  • Quokka
  • Reindeer
  • Panther
  • Quoll
  • Rhinoceros

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Amphibians

Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that don’t have scales.

  • Bullfrog
  • Frog
  • Newt
  • Salamander
  • Tadpole
  • Toad
  • Tortoise
  • Tree frog
  • Turtle

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Birds

Here is the list of common names of bird species.

  • Cormorant
  • Crane
  • Crow
  • Dove
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Hen
  • Hummingbird
  • Kingfisher
  • Magpie
  • Nightingale
  • Ostrich
  • Parrot
  • Peacock
  • Pelican
  • Pigeon
  • Quail
  • Raven
  • Rooster
  • Seagull
  • Sparrow
  • Swallow
  • Turkey
  • Vulture
  • Woodpecker

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Fish

There are many species of fish in the world.

  • Angler
  • Barracuda
  • Bass
  • Betta
  • Blue tang
  • Bluefish
  • Bream
  • Catfish
  • Cod
  • Dolphin
  • Goldfish
  • Grey mullet
  • Haddock
  • Mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Piranha
  • Ray
  • Salmon
  • Sawfish
  • Snapper
  • Sockeye
  • Swordfish
  • Trout

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Mammals

There are many mammal species around the world.

  • Agouti
  • Bactrian camel
  • Badger
  • Bandicoot
  • Capybara
  • Caracal
  • Dall’s porpoise
  • Dalmatian
  • Fin whale
  • Flying squirrel
  • Fossa
  • Harp seal
  • Hedgehog
  • Hippo
  • Lemming
  • Lemur
  • Leopard
  • Monkey
  • Moose
  • Narwhal
  • Panda
  • Pangolin
  • Panther
  • Skunk
  • Snow leopard

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Reptiles

Reptiles are cold-blooded, which means that they rely on heat from their surroundings to warm up.

  • Adder
  • Alligator
  • Boa
  • Chameleon
  • Cobra
  • Crocodile
  • Gecko
  • Gila monster
  • Green anole
  • Iguana
  • Lizard
  • Python
  • Rattlesnake
  • Skink
  • Snake
  • Taipan

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Invertebrates

Invertebrates can be found in the land, in marine, and freshwater habitats, and live on every continent. Below is the list of invertebrate animals around the world.

  • Anemone
  • Bee
  • Beetle
  • Butterfly
  • Caterpillar
  • Cockroach
  • Cocoon
  • Coral
  • Crab
  • Cricket
  • Cuttlefish
  • Grasshopper
  • Jellyfish
  • Lobster
  • Moth
  • Mussel
  • Octopus
  • Oyster
  • Slug
  • Snail
  • Squid
  • Starfish
  • Termite
  • Wasp
  • Worm

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Arthropods

Arthropods are invertebrates with jointed legs.

  • Ant
  • Bee
  • Beetle
  • Butterfly
  • Caterpillar
  • Centipede
  • Crab
  • Cricket
  • Dragonfly
  • Earthworm
  • Earwig
  • Fly
  • Katydid
  • Ladybug
  • Lobster
  • Millipede
  • Mite
  • Moth
  • Prawn
  • Scorpion
  • Slug
  • Sowbug
  • Spider
  • Tick
  • Vinegaroon
  • Wasp

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Insects

Below is the amazing list of insects found in the world.

  • Ant
  • Backswimmer
  • Caterpillar
  • Dragonfly
  • Earthworm
  • Firefly
  • Grasshopper
  • Horse-fly
  • Lace bug
  • Maggot
  • Nematode
  • Plant bug
  • Scarab beetle
  • Termite
  • Walkingstick

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Crustaceans

Crustaceans are an extremely diverse group including animals such as crabs, lobsters, isopods, shrimp, and barnacles.

  • Barnacle
  • Caridea
  • Crab
  • Crayfish
  • Hermit Crab
  • Krill
  • Land Crab
  • Lobster
  • Mantis Shrimp
  • Prawn
  • Rock Lobster
  • Scampi
  • Shrimp
  • Slipper Lobster
  • Woodlouse
  • Yabby

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Echinoderms

The echinoderms are a group of animals that includes starfish, urchins, feather stars, and sea cucumbers.

  • Brittle Star
  • Crinoid
  • Ophiura Ophiura
  • Sand Dollar
  • Sea Cucumber
  • Sea Lily
  • Sea Urchin
  • Starfish

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Mollusks

Mollusks are members of the invertebrate phylum Mollusca.

  • Abalone
  • Ark Clam
  • Barnacle
  • Basket Clam
  • Chiton
  • Clam
  • Cuttlefish
  • Mussel
  • Octopus
  • Oyster
  • Scallop
  • Slug
  • Snail
  • Squid
  • Sweet Snail
  • Tusk Shell

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Breeds of Cats and Dogs

Cat Breeds

Below is the list of popular breeds of cats around the world.

  • Abyssinian
  • American Curl
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Chartreux
  • Chausie
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Havana
  • Himalayan
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Javanese
  • Korat
  • LaPerm
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Nebelung
  • Ocicat
  • Persian
  • Ragamuffin
  • Scottish Fold
  • Somali
  • Sphynx/ Hairless Cat
  • Tonkinese

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Dog Breeds

We’ll show an interesting list of dog breeds in the world with pictures.

  • Affenhuahua
  • Barbet
  • Boxerdoodle
  • Boxmatian
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Dachsador
  • Field Spaniel
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • Hamiltonstovare
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Jack-A-Poo
  • Korean Jindo Dog
  • Lab Pointer
  • Maltese
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Papillon
  • Rat Terrier
  • Saint Berdoodle
  • Taiwan Dog
  • Valley Bulldog
  • Weimaraner
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Yorkipoo

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Animal Names

Aquatic Animals

There are various types of aquatic animals that live underwater.

  • Alligator
  • Angelfish
  • Angler fish
  • Barnacle
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Clownfish
  • Codfish
  • Coral
  • Crab
  • Crayfish
  • Crocodile
  • Cuttlefish
  • Dolphin
  • Eel
  • Jellyfish
  • Lobster
  • Octopus
  • Oyster
  • Prawn
  • Scallop
  • Sea Lion
  • Seahorse
  • Seal
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Slug
  • Snail
  • Squid
  • Starfish
  • Stingray
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Walrus
  • Whale

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Baby Animals

Here are 18 of the cutest baby animals born around the world.

  • Bunny
  • Calf
  • Chick
  • Colt
  • Cygnet
  • Duckling
  • Fawn
  • Foal
  • Gosling
  • Hatchling
  • Joey
  • Kitten
  • Lamb
  • Lion cub
  • Piglet
  • Puppy
  • Tadpole
  • Tiger cub

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Desert Animals

Animals in the desert must survive in a hostile environment. Intense heat, searing sun, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges facing desert animals.

  • Armadillo
  • Bighorn sheep
  • Black widow spider
  • Camel
  • Centipede
  • Coati
  • Cobra
  • Coral snake
  • Coyote
  • Eagle
  • Fennec fox
  • Gecko
  • Gila monster
  • Iguana
  • Jackrabbit
  • Kangaroo rat
  • Llama
  • Long-nosed bat
  • Meerkat
  • Ostrich
  • Rattlesnake
  • Scorpion
  • Tortoise
  • Vulture
  • Xerus

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Endangered Species

Here, we list some endangered animal species we need to save right now.

  • Blue Whale
  • Bluefin Tuna
  • Bonobo
  • Bowhead Whale
  • Brown Bear
  • Cheetah
  • Chimpanzee
  • Chinchilla
  • Cockatoo
  • Dhole
  • Dibbler
  • Drill
  • Dugong
  • Elephant
  • Gharial
  • Giant Panda
  • Gorilla
  • Gray Whale
  • Green Turtle
  • Hawksbill Turtle
  • Hippopotamus
  • Indri
  • Jackass Penguin
  • Jaguar
  • Javan Rhino

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Farm Animals

Here is a list of different farm animals in English.

  • Bee
  • Chicken
  • Cow
  • Crab
  • Deer
  • Dog
  • Dove
  • Duck
  • Fish
  • Goat
  • Goose
  • Horse
  • Lamb
  • Llama
  • Ox
  • Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Shrimp
  • Turkey

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Fastest Land Animals

Here is the list of the fastest land animals in the world.

  • African wild dog
  • Blackbuck
  • Cheetah
  • Coyote
  • Elk
  • Greyhound
  • Hare
  • Jackrabbit
  • Kangaroo
  • Lion
  • Pronghorn
  • Quarter Horse
  • Springbok
  • Thomson’s Gazelle
  • Wildebeest

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Forest Animals

There are many forest animals. Here is a list of animals that live in the forest.

  • Antelope
  • Badger
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Bison
  • Butterfly
  • Caiman
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Capybara
  • Cheetah
  • Chipmunk
  • Cougar
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Dragonfly
  • Eagle
  • Elephant
  • Fox
  • Gazelle
  • Gecko
  • Giraffe
  • Gopher
  • Gorilla
  • Goshawk
  • Hare

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Freshwater Animals

Below is the list of freshwater animal names with pictures.

  • Alligator
  • Archerfish
  • Arowana
  • Avocet
  • Axolotl
  • Babirusa
  • Beaver
  • Beetle
  • Betta
  • Bitterling
  • Bittern
  • Caecilian
  • Capybara
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Cichlid
  • Climbing Perch
  • Coati
  • Coot
  • Coypu
  • Crab
  • Crane
  • Crane Fly
  • Crayfish
  • Dipper

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Grassland Animals

Many grassland animals live in large groups, often called herds.

  • Aardvark
  • Aardwolf
  • Accentor
  • African Buffalo
  • Beetle
  • Bird
  • Bison
  • Brown Bear
  • Cheetah
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Death Adder
  • Elephant
  • Falcon
  • Garter Snake
  • Gazelle
  • Gopher
  • Hamster
  • Lion
  • Prairie dog
  • Rabbit
  • Tiger
  • Worm
  • Yak
  • Yellowjacket
  • Zebra

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Hybrid Animals

To get a hybrid animal, two animals from different species but from the same genus must be crossed.

  • Beefalo
  • Bengal Cat
  • Cama
  • Coywolf
  • Dzo
  • Geep
  • Grolar Bear
  • Hinny
  • Iron Age Pig
  • Jaglion
  • Leopon
  • Liger
  • Mulard
  • Mule
  • Narluga
  • Pumapard
  • Savannah Cat
  • Tigon
  • Wholphin
  • Wolfdog
  • Yakalo
  • Zebroid
  • Zonkey
  • Żubroń

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Marsupials

Marsupials are endemic to Australasia and the Americas and consist of more than 300 species.

  • Bilby
  • Dunnart
  • Kangaroo
  • Kangaroo Rat
  • Koala
  • Marsupial Mole
  • Numbat
  • Opossum
  • Possum
  • Quokka
  • Quoll
  • Sugar Glider
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Tree Kangaroo
  • Wallaby
  • Wombat

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Mountain Animals

Learning the list of wild mountain animal names in English.

  • Accentor
  • African Buffalo
  • African Wild Dog
  • American Black Bear
  • Andean Mountain Cat
  • Bison
  • Blue Sheep
  • Boa
  • Brown Bear
  • Chamois
  • Chinchilla
  • Chough
  • Civet
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Cotton Rat
  • Cougar
  • Coyote
  • Crane Fly
  • Crow
  • Deer
  • Degu
  • Dhole
  • Dipper
  • Flea
  • Flowerpecker

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Oviparity

Oviparous animals are creatures that are capable of laying eggs in regard to reproduction.

  • Birds
  • Chicken
  • Crocodile
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Echidna
  • Fish
  • Flamingo
  • Frog
  • Lizard
  • Octopus
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Parrot
  • Peacock
  • Penguin
  • Platypus
  • Raven
  • Salamander
  • Seahorse
  • Shark
  • Snake
  • Swan
  • Turkey
  • Turtle

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Pets

Below is a list of types of pets that could be best for you.

  • Ant
  • Budgie
  • Cat
  • Chameleon
  • Dog
  • Ferret
  • Frog
  • Gerbil
  • Goldfish
  • Guinea pig
  • Hamster
  • Hermit crab
  • Horse
  • Kitten
  • Lizard
  • Monkey
  • Mouse
  • Parrot
  • Pigeon
  • Puppy
  • Rabbit
  • Snake
  • Spider
  • Squirrel
  • Turtle

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Rainforest Animals

Here is a useful list of rainforest animal names in English.

  • Anaconda
  • Anteater
  • Bengal Tiger
  • Black Panther
  • Butterfly
  • Capybara
  • Cassowary
  • Chimpanzee
  • Electric Eel
  • Flying Dragon
  • Gorilla
  • Iguana
  • Jaguar
  • Lemur
  • Macaw
  • Nutria
  • Okapi
  • Orangutan
  • Sloth
  • Spider Monkey
  • Tapir
  • Toucan
  • Zodiac Moth

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Rare Animals

These are some rare animals in the world you didn’t know existed.

  • Addax
  • Amur Leopard
  • Darwin’s Fox
  • Desman
  • Elephant Shrew
  • Fossa
  • Frilled Shark
  • Hainan Gibbon
  • Numbat
  • Olm
  • Omura’s Whale
  • Pangolin
  • Pika
  • Purple Frog
  • Red Panda
  • Saiga Antelope
  • Saola
  • Spectacled Bear
  • Sunfish
  • Takahe
  • Tarsier
  • Tuatara
  • Vaquita

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Sea Animals

Learning an interesting set of sea animal names with pictures.

  • Angelfish
  • Clownfish
  • Crab
  • Dolphin
  • Fish
  • Hermit Crab
  • Jellyfish
  • Lobster
  • Mussel
  • Octopus
  • Oyster
  • Pelican
  • Piranha
  • Scallop
  • Sea Urchin
  • Seahorse
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Starfish
  • Sturgeon
  • Swordfish
  • Turtle
  • Walrus
  • Whale

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Shellfish

Shellfish are a high-quality protein source for people.

  • Clam
  • Cockle
  • Crab
  • Crayfish
  • Cuttlefish
  • Horn Snail
  • Horse Conch
  • Knobbed Whelk
  • Lobster
  • Mantis Shrimp
  • Mussel
  • Octopus
  • Oyster
  • Prawn
  • Quahog
  • Scallop
  • Sea Urchin
  • Shrimp
  • Snail
  • Squid
  • Whelk
  • Winkle

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Tundra Animals

Here is the list of tundra animal names in English.

  • Antarctic Penguin
  • Antarctic Prion
  • Arctic Fox
  • Arctic Hare
  • Bald Eagle
  • Beluga Whale
  • Caribou
  • Chinchilla
  • Elk
  • Himalayan Tahr
  • Kea
  • Lemming
  • Marmot
  • Mountain Goat
  • Musk Ox
  • Pika
  • Polar Bear
  • Red Fox
  • Rock Ptarmigan
  • Snow Leopard
  • Snow Petrel
  • Snowy Owl
  • Stoat
  • Weddell Seal
  • Yak

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Weird Animals

Here is a list of some of the weird animals you’ve probably never heard of.

  • Alligator Gar
  • Ankole Watusi
  • Aye-aye
  • Babirusa
  • Capybara
  • Echidna
  • Fossa
  • Gerenuk
  • Gharial
  • Harpy Eagle
  • Hawk Moth
  • Jabiru Stork
  • Jerboa
  • Lyrebird
  • Markhor
  • Narwhal
  • Okapi
  • Pangolin
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Sea Pen
  • Shoebill
  • Sloth
  • Soft-shelled Turtle
  • Sparklemuffin
  • Stick Insect
  • Sun Bear
  • Sunfish
  • Tarsier
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Tenrec
  • Thorn Bug
  • Vampire Bat
  • Wombat

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Wild Animals

Do you know the names of wild animals?

  • Alligator
  • Antelope
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Black Leopard
  • Blackbuck
  • Blue Whale
  • Camel
  • Cheetah
  • Chimpanzee
  • Chipmunk
  • Coyote
  • Crocodile
  • Deer
  • Dolphin
  • Eagle
  • Elephant
  • Elk
  • Flamingo
  • Fox
  • Giraffe
  • Gorilla
  • Hedgehog
  • Hippopotamus
  • Hyena

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Zoo Animals

This is a vocabulary worksheet on zoo animals for ESL students.

  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Camel
  • Cheetah
  • Elephant
  • Flamingo
  • Giraffe
  • Gorilla
  • Hippo
  • Hyena
  • Iguana
  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Lion
  • Monkey
  • Panda
  • Parrot
  • Penguin
  • Sloth
  • Snake
  • Tiger
  • Turtle
  • Walrus
  • Zebra

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Animal Classification

All animals are classified into groups based on their similarities and it is important for recognizing and understanding how they are related and the more characteristics that they share the more specific the classification group is. All animals are classed by a number of different categories which are:

  • Domain
  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

In simplified terms, domain determines whether something is animal, plant, fungi, etc while kingdom determines whether something is a vertebrate (has a backbone) or an invertebrate (no backbone) or is something else such as a jellyfish. The class decides whether something is a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, or fish, etc.

There are many different orders that an animal can be, but some of them include primate, even-toed animals, carnivores, rodents, bats, or cetacea (whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc).

Family is when each order is divided even further. For example, Carnivora is split into equine (horse), Felidae (cat), etc. Genus then breaks down the family further into more specific groups, before the species determines the individual animal such as a red fox, or a coyote.

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Animal Sounds

Animal sounds are a form of onomatopoeia, which are words that imitate sounds.

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