Nature is so fascinating that learning animal names in Spanish is probably one of the most exciting parts of your journey towards fluency. There is no doubt that discovering the world of animals in Spanish is a wonderful way to practice and reinforce your language skills.
This vocabulary will not be useful only to you. If you have children, nephews, or small cousins you would like to teach Spanish to, you can practice your abilities by teaching them what you will learn here.
To learn about animals, we should have some examples of the different species. So you will not only learn about animal names in Spanish, but you will also get to know what animals can be found in Spain or Latin America.
We will cover them all from domestic to wildlife, from sea animals to jungle animals! So, next time you travel to any Spanish-speaking country and encounter any species native to the place, you will know what they are called.
Let's get started!
If you are here, surely you like animals as much as I do, and you would love to know more vocabulary about them, but first, we need to learn some basics. In Spanish, what is the term for 'Animals' and 'Animal'?
Los Animales (Plural)
El Animal (Singular)
Even though the plural 'animal' is written the same way as in English, the pronunciation is different.
Try listening to the sound to keep track of the pronunciation and practice as much as possible.
Let's begin with this ultimate list of animal names, from ocean to mountains, from air to jungle; we will cover even some animals that you probably have never heard of. Ready? Let's dive in!
Do you have any pets? They are the joy of our life! For example, if you own a dog, next time, instead of thinking it's a 'dog,' try thinking in its Spanish term. If you want to reach fluency, your inner monologue has to change towards Spanish, even when referring to your pet!
First things first. How to say 'pet' in Spanish?
La mascota (The Pet)
Las mascotas (The pets)
Now that you know that, let's begin with animal vocabulary with its respective plural form:
|El gato||The cat|
|Los gatos||The cats|
|El perro||The dog|
|Los perros||The dogs|
|El hámster||The hamster|
|Los Hamsters||The hamsters|
|El conejo||The rabbit|
|Los conejos||The rabbits|
|El pájaro||The bird|
|Los pájaros||The birds|
|Los canarios||The canaries|
|El pez||The fish|
|Los peces||The fish (plural)|
The word for 'farm' in Spanish is 'granja.' 'La granja' is agricultural land where you can find animals such as horses, cows, or pigs. Learn how to name these animals in the following list:
|La avestruz||The Ostrich|
In this section, you will find categories of Spanish animals, Latin American animals, and a big list of all the world's animals for you to learn.
|Foca monje||Monk seal|
|Focha común/Fulica atra||Eurasian coot|
|Lagartija carpetana||Cyren's rock lizard|
|Pez Samaruc||Samaruc fish|
|Murciélago ratonero patudo||Long-fingered bat|
|Avispón europeo||Vespa crabro|
|Lince ibérico||Lynx pardinus|
Below is a list of wild animals that exist in various regions of Latin America.
|El gallito de las Rocas||(Cocks-of-the-rock)|
Sounds funny in English, but no pun intended!
This animal is the national bird of Peru.
|La tarántula rosada chilena||Chilean rose tarantula|
|Perezoso bayo||Brown-throated sloth|
The following animal vocabulary in Spanish is dedicated to my beautiful country, Ecuador. A small nation with immense biodiversity and beauty in its four regions. The following are some native animals of the country.
If you travel through Ecuador, you will be able to see some of these animals and name them in Spanish! You will also know the name of their specific species.
|Jaguar/Panthera onca||Jaguar/Panthera onca|
|Águila harpía||Harpy Eagle|
|Guacamayo/Loro real Amazónico||Macaw/Yellow-crowned Amazon|
|Armadillo gigante||Giant armadillo|
|Delfín rosado||Pink dolphin|
|Anaconda verde||Green Anaconda|
|Rana de flecha verde y negra||The green-and-black poison dart frog|
|Mono Tití pigmeo/El tití de vientre rojo||Monkey Pygmy Marmoset|
|Cóndor de Los Andes||Andean Condor|
|Oso de anteojos||Spectacled bear|
|La lagartija serrana||Mountain lizard|
|El puma||The Puma|
|El guanaco||The guanaco|
|Lobo de páramo||Moor wolf|
|El zorro del altiplano||The highland fox|
|Oso perezoso||Sloth bear|
|Venado de páramo||Moor deer|
|Oso hormiguero gigante||Giant anteater|
|Ballenas jorobadas||Humpback whales|
|Mono aullador||Howler monkey|
|Tortuga Gigante de Galápagos||Galápagos Giant Tortoise|
|Iguana Marina||Marine Iguanas|
|Iguana Terrestre de Galápagos||Galápagos land Iguana|
|Piquero de Patas Azules||Blue-footed booby|
|Pinzones de Darwin||Darwin’s Finches|
|Zayapa/Cangrejo Rojo||Sally Lightfoot Crabs|
|Albatros de las Galapagos||Waved Albatross|
|Pingüino de Galápagos||Galapagos Penguin|
|Caballito de mar||Seahorse|
|El hurón||The Ferret|
|La ardilla||The Squirrel|
|El elefante||The Elephant|
What is the best way for you to practice this vocabulary? Traveling the world and talking while seeing these animals in person! Visit locations and explore every site you've always wanted to visit. If you love animals, try going green to observation places. Start naming them in Spanish instead of your native language when seeing them in person.
The Planet is undoubtedly a beauty without equal, with so many impressive animals! I hope you have had fun with this post learning about nature. If you are planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country, don't hesitate to read the massive guide of Spanish words that every tourist should learn before traveling, and how to introduce yourself.
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