Animals in Spanish

A horse

Are you interested in increasing your Spanish vocabulary? Learn about animals in Spanish!

You will be surprised by how often animals come up in conversation, especially if you are an animal lover.

Whether you are planning on walking in nature and doing some animal watching, visiting a farm, or just want to talk to a salesperson in a pet store, this Spanish vocabulary list will be perfect.

Below is a list of animals in Spanish that you will find in our “Animals in Spanish” deck.

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List of Animals in Spanish

Here is the list of animals in Spanish you can find in this deck, along with the example sentences where you will see these words. It’s a great way to increase your Spanish vocabulary!

Spanish

English

caballo
horse

Me encantaría montar a caballo.

I would love to ride a horse.

conejo
rabbit

El conejo es un animal pequeño.

The rabbit is a small animal.

perro
dog

Cuando alguien llama a la puerta, mi perro corre hacia ella y la abre.

When someone knocks at the door, my dog runs towards it and opens it.

gato
cat

¡No te olvides de darle de comer al gato!

Don't forget to feed the cat!

burro
donkey

El ganadero tenía un burro y dos vacas.

The farmer has a donkey and two cows.

buey
ox

El granjero tiene un buey y una vaca.

The farmer has an ox and a cow.

elefantes
elephants

Dicen que los elefantes tienen muy buena memoria.

Elephants are believed to have good memory.

gallo
rooster

El gallo bailaba para atraer a una gallina.

The rooster was dancing to attract a hen.

zorro
fox

El zorro es una criatura extraordinaria.

The fox is a remarkable creature.

toro
bull

No enseñes una bandera a un toro si no quieres que te persiga.

Don't show a flag to a bull if you don't want to be chased.

lobos
wolves

Los lobos cazan en manadas.

Wolves hunt in packs.

cerdo
pig

Tienen un cerdo, tres gallinas y un caballo.

They have one pig, three chickens, and a horse.

sapo
toad

El sapo se convirtió en príncipe.

The toad turned into a prince.

perrito
puppy, little dog

"Papá, ¿puedo tener un perrito?", preguntó con esperanza.

"Daddy, could I get a puppy?" he asked hopefully.

oso
bear

El carnívoro terrestre más grande es el oso polar."

The largest carnivore on land is the polar bear."

pájaro
bird

Esta especie de pájaro viene de África.

This bird species comes from Africa.

pato
duck

El pato mandarín macho es uno de los pájaros más bonitos que conozco.

The male mandarin duck is one of the most beautiful birds I know.

peces
fish

¡Deja de tirar piedras a los peces!

Stop throwing stones at the fish!

mono
monkey

El zoo ha encontrado el mono que se les perdió.

The zoo has found its missing monkey.

tigre
tiger

El tigre es un animal sagrado en algunas culturas.

The tiger is a sacred animal in some cultures.

SpanishEnglish
caballo

Me encantaría montar a caballo.
horse

I would love to ride a horse.
conejo

El conejo es un animal pequeño.
rabbit

The rabbit is a small animal.
perro

Cuando alguien llama a la puerta, mi perro corre hacia ella y la abre.
dog

When someone knocks at the door, my dog runs towards it and opens it.
gato

¡No te olvides de darle de comer al gato!
cat

Don't forget to feed the cat!
burro

El ganadero tenía un burro y dos vacas.
donkey

The farmer has a donkey and two cows.
buey

El granjero tiene un buey y una vaca.
ox

The farmer has an ox and a cow.
elefantes

Dicen que los elefantes tienen muy buena memoria.
elephants

Elephants are believed to have good memory.
gallo

El gallo bailaba para atraer a una gallina.
rooster

The rooster was dancing to attract a hen.
zorro

El zorro es una criatura extraordinaria.
fox

The fox is a remarkable creature.
toro

No enseñes una bandera a un toro si no quieres que te persiga.
bull

Don't show a flag to a bull if you don't want to be chased.
lobos

Los lobos cazan en manadas.
wolves

Wolves hunt in packs.
cerdo

Tienen un cerdo, tres gallinas y un caballo.
pig

They have one pig, three chickens, and a horse.
sapo

El sapo se convirtió en príncipe.
toad

The toad turned into a prince.
perrito

"Papá, ¿puedo tener un perrito?", preguntó con esperanza.
puppy, little dog

"Daddy, could I get a puppy?" he asked hopefully.
oso

El carnívoro terrestre más grande es el oso polar."
bear

The largest carnivore on land is the polar bear."
pájaro

Esta especie de pájaro viene de África.
bird

This bird species comes from Africa.
pato

El pato mandarín macho es uno de los pájaros más bonitos que conozco.
duck

The male mandarin duck is one of the most beautiful birds I know.
peces

¡Deja de tirar piedras a los peces!
fish

Stop throwing stones at the fish!
mono

El zoo ha encontrado el mono que se les perdió.
monkey

The zoo has found its missing monkey.
tigre

El tigre es un animal sagrado en algunas culturas.
tiger

The tiger is a sacred animal in some cultures.