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200+ Animal Names In Nepali: The Best Guide

May 27, 2022

It is important to know animal names in Nepali as you may come across animals during your stay in Nepal. This list is extremely comprehensive and we think we've included everything that you could possibly want to know.

There are several species of animals in Nepal due to the country's diverse selection of habitats. These species may appear in your daily life in the city, in the subtropical forest, or even in the mountains.

Nepal's national animal is the cow which is considered honorable in Hinduism. Nepal has several endangered animals as well. Some such animals include Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, and Bengal Tigers.

Learning animal names is a key foundational pillar in comprehensively learning a new language. This is where the Ling app can help you. There is an entire unit on animals as well as 50 more that will take you from language learning zero to hero!

 

Animals In Nepal

Animal Names In Nepali

Nepal is an Asian country located in South Asia, bordered on one side by Tibet and on the other by India. The climate in the Tarai valley ranges from subtropical forests to ice in the Himalayan highlands. 

Animals of all sizes play an important role in the ecosystem. Livestock and other domesticated animals offer humans food, fiber, and leather. Also, wild creatures, such as birds, fish, insects, and pollinators, are essential to a healthy ecosystem.

The Bengal fox, Bengal tiger, snow leopard, and wild ox are some Nepal native animals. Moreover, deer, Himalayan tahr, yak, and blue sheep are other kinds of Nepal native animals.

Some animals are carnivorous predators who feed on herbivorous prey. Herbivores survive by eating trees and grass. Thus, every animal is linked in the circle of life. Let's examine some animals of Nepal here. 

Mammals 

There are 208 mammal species documented in Nepal, including 28 species present outside of Nepal's protected regions.

The Bengal fox, Bengal tiger, and clouded leopard are among the many mammal species present in Nepal. Corsac foxes, Indian rhinoceroses, Asiatic elephants, marbled cats, Indian Pangolins, and Chinese Pangolins are among the other species.

Moreover, snow leopards, Tibetan foxes, and Tibetan wolves are some more common mammalian breeds present in Nepal. However, the globally recognized snow leopard is near extinction.

Reptiles

From pit vipers to monitor lizards, Nepal is home to various reptiles. The Bengal monitor, Gloydius Himalayans, the elongated tortoise, and the yellow monitor are some of the well-known species.

Although the above are widespread across Southeast Asia, Nepal also has several unique reptile species. Such unique species include Sitana Fusca and Cyrtodactylus nepalensis. 

Avifauna 

In Nepal, there are roughly 27 Important Bird conservation areas. In addition, Nepal is home to approximately 900 different bird species. 30 of these species are near extinction.

The national bird, the danphe, is a pheasant species. There are also eight stork species and five more pheasant species in Nepal. The spiny babbler is one of Nepal's most unique species.

Aquatic Animals 

Some aquatic animal species reported in the water bodies in Nepal are snow trout, bagrid catfish, and sisorid catfishes. Nepal is working to keep its marine life protected.

Wild Life And Flora Of the Nepal Region 

Nepal is known for its wildlife richness. Nepal has a diverse range of many species of animals due to its environment ranging from tropical to arctic. Also, wildlife tourism is another important source of revenue for the country. 

Nepal's wildlife comprises both plants and animals. Nepal has established various national parks and reserves to safeguard its unique biodiversity. This country is a biodiversity hotspot, with ecosystems ranging from the Himalayas to Rara Lake.

The diverse, closely related regions include Himalayan land, the Terai, Savanna, and Grasslands regions. In addition, the Rara Lake Ecoregion is home to numerous species. 

Nepal is the resting land for many dangerous animals, especially snakes including the king cobra, Himalayan krait, and green pit viper.

The Bengal tiger and the marsh mugger crocodile are two more dangerous wildlife species. 

Animals On Mount Everest 

Some may be shocked to find out that "Mount Everest (Mount Sagarmatha)" is home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife.

Everest is the highest point on Earth at 29,029 feet in height. Not many species survive at the top; however, many species survive at lower altitudes.

Animals that survive on Mount Everest are the red panda and snow leopard.

 

Animal Names In Nepali You Need To Know

Animal Names In Nepali

Some Nepali animals are unique and have some distinguishing features that may amuse tourists. For example, the Tarsier, an animal found in Nepal, is only 3.5-6 inches long.

Moreover, there are many other animals that some people fail to distinguish between. For example, Chamero and Latokosero are often confused. Both fly and scream at night, and are extremely rare; however, One is a bat, while the other is an owl.

Even if you know Nepali animal names in-depth, this should serve as an excellent method to refresh your memory.

You will find the English word, its Nepali pronunciation, and translation. So, give it a read! 

English wordsPronunciationNepali words
CamelŪm̐ṭaऊँट
Musk dearKasturī priyaकस्तुरी प्रिय
BearBhāluभालु
SheepBhēḍā   भेडा
EweIvēइवे
RamRāmaराम
LambBhēḍāभेडा
BuffaloBhainsīभैंसी
MouseMā'usaमाउस
RatMusāमुसा
DearPriyaप्रिय
FawnPhaunaफौन
ApeVānaraवानर
SquirrelGilaharīगिलहरी
HoundHā'unḍaहाउन्ड
BullBulaबुल
JackalSyālaस्याल
FoxPhaksaफक्स
LionSinhaसिंह
HornHarnaहर्न
Pig Sum̐guraसुँगुर
ElephantHāttīहात्ती
KangarooKaṅgāruकंगारु
BitchKutiyāकुतिया
DogKukuraकुकुर
PuppyKukuraकुकुर
He-goatŪ- bākhrāऊ- बाख्रा
MuleKhaccaraखच्चर
RabbitKharāyōखरायो
HareKharāyōखरायो
HoopHupaहुप
AssGadhāगधा
CowsGā'īगाई
RhinocerosGaiṇḍāगैंडा
OxGōruगोरु
HorseGhōḍāघोडा
MareGhōḍīघोडी
ColtBachēḍā बछेडा
PantherPyāntharaप्यान्थर
MoleTilaतिल
BeastJanāvaraजनावर
GiraffeJirāphaजिराफ
PonyPōnīपोनी
PorcupinePōrkupinaपोर्कुपिन
MongooseMōṅgusaमोंगुस
ClawPan̄jāपंजा
SireHajuraहजुर
SpanielSpyāniyalaस्प्यानियल
TailPuccharaपुच्छर
ChimpanzeeCimpānjīचिम्पान्जी
BoarBam̐dēlaबँदेल
CalfBāchōबाछो
TigerBāghaबाघ
She-calfUnī-bāchōrīउनी-बाछोरी
StagHariṇaहरिण
MonkeyBām̐daraबाँदर
CatBirālōबिरालो
HyenaHā'ināहाइना
KittenBirālōबिरालो
HindHindaहिन्द
LizardChēpārōछेपारो
FrogBhyāgutōभ्यागुतो
AlpAlpaअल्प
CrowKāgaकाग
MosquitoLāmakhuṭṭē लामखुट्टे
Bull  Bulaबुल
SpidersMākurāharūमाकुराहरू
AntKamilāकमिला
ArmywormĀrmī kīrāआर्मी कीरा
Asian giant hornetĒśiyā'ī viśāla harnēṭaएशियाई विशाल हर्नेट
Asian palm civetĒśiyā'ī pāma sibhēṭaएशियाई पाम सिभेट
Asian black bearĒśiyā'ī kālō bhāluएशियाई कालो भालु
Banana spiderKēlē mākurāकेले माकुरा

The Wild Animals Names In Nepali 

Because of forest clearance, there are few wild animals in Nepal's central region. However, leopards, bears, and other smaller animals are present in the woodlands. There are also ravines and muntjacs (barking deer) in the woods. Pheasants, on the other hand, are relatively abundant.

The ultimate rarity is the Yeti which is a semi-mythical animal along the same lines as Bigfoot, which many crypto-zoologists have searched for but failed to find.

Musk deer are often hunted for the musk pods they carry to help them survive in the Alpine zone.

Many people still confuse an alligator with a crocodile and a lizard with a chameleon because we aren't around them all the time. Don't make that mistake when you learn Nepali animal names.

English wordspronunciationNepali words
CheetahCittāचित्ता
MonkeyBām̐daraबाँदर
PandaPāṇḍāपाण्डा
GorillaGorillaगोरिल्ला
WalrusVālarasaवालरस
LeopardCituvāचितुवा
Wolf  Bvām̐sōब्वाँसो
AntelopeMr̥gaमृग
Bald eagleBālḍa cīlaबाल्ड चील
WoodpeckerVuḍapēkaraवुडपेकर
KoalaKō'ālāकोआला
OwlUllūउल्लू
CoyoteKōyōṭaकोयोट
Raccoon Rakunaरकुन
Arctic wolfĀrṭika bvām̐sōआर्टिक ब्वाँसो
ElephantHāttīहात्ती
SnakesSarpaharūसर्पहरू
HippopotamusHippōpōṭāmasaहिप्पोपोटामस
ElkĒlkaएल्क
RabbitKharāyōखरायो
GorillaGorillaगोरिल्ला
BatByāṭaब्याट
BadgerByājaraब्याजर
HedgehogHējahagaहेजहग
OtterŌṭaraओटर
ReindeerRēnaḍiyaraरेनडियर
HyenasHā'ināsaहाइनास
Arctic wolfĀṭika bvām̐sōआर्टिक ब्वाँसो
Wild boarJaṅgalī sum̐guraजंगली सुँगुर
Big catṬhūlō birālōठूलो बिरालो
BisonBā'isanaबाइसन
CougarKaugaraकौगर
LynxesLiṅksaलिंक्स
Brown ratKhairō musāखैरो मुसा
MeerkatMeerkatMeerkat
Polar bearDhruvīya bhāluध्रुवीय भालु
MoseMōsēमोसे
Domestic yakGharēlu yākaघरेलु याक
Red foxrātō phyāksaरातो फ्याक्स
Bob catBaba birālōबब बिरालो
Wild beastJaṅgalī janāvaraजंगली जनावर
HyraxHā'irāksaहाइराक्स
Wild dogsJaṅgalī kukuraharūजंगली कुकुरहरू
Wild catJaṅgalī birālōजंगली बिरालो
Common warthogsāmān'ya vārthōgaसामान्य वार्थोग
OpossumŌpōsamaओपोसम
CanidaeKyāniḍē क्यानिडे
BongoBōṅgōबोंगो
Bengal tigerBaṅgāla bāghaबंगाल बाघ
Bengal foxBaṅgāla phaksaबंगाल फक्स
Wild oxJaṅgalī gōruजंगली गोरु
Himalayan tahrHimālayana taharaहिमालयन तहर
Blue sheepNilō bhēḍāनिलो भेडा
AntelopeMr̥gaमृग
CobraKōbrāकोब्रा
Python Pā'ithanaपाइथन
TortoiseKachuvāकछुवा
YetiYatiयति
Bat Byāṭaब्याट
Oyster Ō'isṭaraओइस्टर
WeaselNēvalāनेवला
Great hornbillMahāna harnabilaमहान हर्नबिल
Asian rocky pythonĒśiyā'ī caṭṭānī ajagaraएशियाई चट्टानी अजगर
BearsBhāluभालु
 

The Aquatic Animal Names In Nepali

You will find the world's oldest animals like sharks and sea turtles in Nepal Rivers.

English wordsPronunciationNepali words
Rock doveḌhuṅgā ḍhukuraढुङ्गा ढुकुर
FishMāchāमाछा
SharkŚārkaशार्क
WhaleHvēlaह्वेल
Ganges river dolphinGaṅgā nadī ḍalphinaगंगा नदी डल्फिन
Gharial crocodileGhaḍiyāla gōhīघडियाल गोही
BarbBārbaबार्ब
SealsSilaharūसिलहरू
PelicanPēlikanaपेलिकन
WalrusVālarasaवालरस
PenguinsPēṅgu'inaपेंगुइन
SeahorsesSamudrī ghōḍ'̔āharūसमुद्री घोडाहरू
TurtlesKachuvāharūकछुवाहरू
OctopusAkṭōpasaअक्टोपस
Sea lionsSamudrī sinhaसमुद्री सिंह
True crabsSām̐cō kēkaḍ'̔āharūसाँचो केकडाहरू
Star fishTārā māchāतारा माछा
Sea anemoneSamudrī ēnimōnaसमुद्री एनिमोन
ShrimpJhiṅgāझिंगा
GullGulaगुल
LobstersLōbasṭaraharūलोबस्टरहरू
Sea urchinsSamudrī arcinaharūसमुद्री अर्चिनहरू
ClamsKlyāmaक्ल्याम
Sea otterSamudrī ōṭaraसमुद्री ओटर
Blue whaleNilō vhēlaनिलो व्हेल
EelsIlaइल
Deep sea creaturesGahirō samudrī jīvaharūगहिरो समुद्री जीवहरू
True jellyfishSām̐cō jēlīphiśaसाँचो जेलीफिश
ManateesMānatēsaमानतेस
OrcaŌrkāओर्का
Leafy sea dragonPātadāra samudrī ḍraiganaपातदार समुद्री ड्रैगन
Sea slugSamudrī slagaसमुद्री स्लग
Horseshoe crabGhōḍākō nāla kēkaḍāघोडाको नाल केकडा
SquidSkviḍaस्क्विड
PiranhaPiranhaपिरान्हा
Humpback whaleHampabyāka hvēlaहम्पब्याक ह्वेल
CuttlefishKaṭalaphisaकटलफिस
GoldfishSunakō māchāसुनको माछा
PlatypusPlēṭipasaप्लेटिपस
CatfishKyāṭaphisaक्याटफिस
Yellow tangPahēnlō ṭyāṅaपहेंलो ट्याङ
SalmonSālmanaसाल्मन
AbaloneAbaloneअबलोन
AlbacoreAlbākōraअल्बाकोर
AngelfishĒnjalaphisaएन्जलफिस
BarnacleBārnēkalaबार्नेकल
BarracudaBārākuḍāबाराकुडा
Cleaner wrasseKlinara rāsaक्लिनर रास
CodKōḍaकोड
ConchŚaṅkhaशंख
Dungeness crabDanjēnēsa kryābaडन्जेनेस क्र्याब
Sea crowSamudrī kāgaसमुद्री काग
Elephant sealHāttī chāpaहात्ती छाप
Emperor shrimp  Samrāṭa jhīṅgāसम्राट झींगा
Flying fishUḍirahēkō māchāउडिरहेको माछा
Puffer fish            Paphara māchāपफर माछा
White sharpSētō dhārilōसेतो धारिलो
Grunion               Gruniyanaग्रुनियन
IsopodsĀ'isōpōḍaharūआइसोपोडहरू
John dory            Jōna ḍōrīजोन डोरी
Killer whaleHatyārā hvēlaहत्यारा ह्वेल
Krill                     Krilaक्रिल
King mackerelRājā myākarēlaराजा म्याकरेल
LampreyLyāmprēल्याम्प्रे
Ling                     Liṅgaलिंग
Alligator              Magaraमगर

Bird Names In Nepali

Animal Names In Nepali

Nepal also has a diverse collection of bird species. 

Different forests have different types of habitats, best responsible for breeding species. Furthermore, the duration of animal reproduction varies with each population. Some may take a half year to complete the reproduction cycle.

In addition, some populations of animals produce offspring on the safe ground and feed them until they get independent. Some breeds, like birds, make nests and lay eggs, while other animals give birth to small babies.

Here are some of the birds that are unique to Nepal. Read the table below and explore more!  

English wordsPronunciationNepali words
CormorantKōrmōrēnṭaकोर्मोरेन्ट
CraneKrēnaक्रेन
CrowKāgaकाग
CuckooKōyalaकोयल
DoveDhukuraढुकुर
DuckBatakhaबतख
EagleCīlaचील
FlamingoPhlēmiṅgōफ्लेमिङ्गो
GoldfinchGōlḍaphincaगोल्डफिन्च
GooseHansaहंस
GuineafowlGinīphulaगिनीफुल
HawkBājaबाज
HenKukhurāकुखुरा
HoatzinHoatzinHoatzin
HornbillHarnabilaहर्नबिल
Jeyजे
KestrelKēsṭrēlaकेस्ट्रेल
MacawMakā'uमकाउ
MagpieMyāgpīम्याग्पी
MynaMaināमैना
NightingaleKōkilāकोकिला
OrioleŌriyōlaओरियोल
OstrichAsṭīcaअस्टीच
ParrotTōtāतोता
PartridgeTitaraतितर
PeacockMayūraमयूर
PelicanPēlikanaपेलिकन
PigeonParēvāपरेवा
QuailBaṭēraबटेर
RavenRēbhēnaरेभेन
RoosterBhālēभाले
SeagullSigalaसिगल
SkylarkSkā'ilārkaस्काइलार्क
SparrowBham̐gērāभँगेरा
StarlingSṭāraliṅgaस्टारलिंग
StorkSārasaसारस
SwallowNilchaनिल्छ
SwanHansaहंस
TailorbirdTēlarabarḍaटेलरबर्ड
ToucansTukānsaटुकान्स
TurkeyTarkīटर्की
VultureGid'dhaगिद्ध    
Black storkKālō sārasaकालो सारस
White storkSētō sārasaसेतो सारस
Sarus craneSarasa krēnaसरस क्रेन
Cheer pheasantHarṣōllāsa titaraहर्षोल्लास तितर
Himalayan Monal/Impeyan PheasantHimālayana mōnāla/Impiyana phijēnṭaहिमालयन मोनाल/इम्पियन फिजेन्ट
Satyr tragopanSatyara trāgōpanaसत्यर त्रागोपन
Bengal floricanBaṅgāla phlōrikanaबंगाल फ्लोरिकन
Lesser floricanKama phlōrikanaकम फ्लोरिकन
Great hornbillMahāna harnabilaमहान हर्नबिल
Spiny babblerKām̐ṭnē bakabakaकाँट्ने बकबक
CanaryKyānarīक्यानरी
  

A List Of Endangered Animal Names In Nepali 

Many unique creatures are near extinction due to human-caused and natural problems.

People hunt animals because of their teeth, tusks, and skins used in jewelry and high-end clothes. Moreover, Animal bones are in high demand when preparing traditional Chinese and Japanese medicines. Demand for these animal products motivates poachers to kill these endangered species despite restrictions.

Human interference has put these species at risk of becoming endangered, if not extinct! The following are some of Nepal's endangered animals. 

English wordsPronunciationNepali words
Red pandaRātō pāṇḍāरातो पाण्डा
Snow leopardHi'um̐ cituvāहिउँ चितुवा
Bengal tigerBaṅgāla bāghaबंगाल बाघ
One-horned rhinocerosĒkasiṅgē gaiṇḍāएकसिङ्गे गैंडा
Himalayan musk deerHimālayana kasturī hiraṇaहिमालयन कस्तुरी हिरण
Ganges river dolphinGaṅgā nadī ḍalphinaगंगा नदी डल्फिन
Swamp deerDaladala hiraṇaदलदल हिरण  
Asiatic elephant  Ēśiyā'ī hāttīएशियाई हात्ती
Four-horned antelopeCāra-siṅgē mr̥gaचार-सिङ्गे मृग
Black buckKālō hariṇaकालो हरिण
Indian PangolinBhāratīya pyāṅgōlinaभारतीय प्यांगोलिन
Assamese monkeyAsamiyā bām̐daraअसमिया बाँदर
Grey wolfKhairō bvām̐sōखैरो ब्वाँसो
Brown bearKhairō bhāluखैरो भालु
Spotted linsangDāga linsāṅaदाग लिन्साङ
Striped hyenaDhārīdāra hā'ināधारीदार हाइना
Leopard catCituvā birālōचितुवा बिरालो
Clouded leopardBādalalē bhari'ēkō cituvāबादलले भरिएको चितुवा
Himalayan lynxHimālaya liṅksaहिमालय लिंक्स
Gaur bisonGaura bisanaगौर बिसन
Wild yakJaṅgalī yākaजंगली याक
Wild water buffaloJaṅgalī pānī bhainsīजंगली पानी भैंसी
Great Tibetan sheepThūlō tibbatī bhēḍāठूलो तिब्बती भेडा
Hispid hareHispiḍa kharagōśaहिस्पिड खरगोश
Chinese pangolinCiniyām̐ pyāṅgōlinaचिनियाँ प्यांगोलिन
Pigmy hogSum̐gura sum̐guraसुँगुर सुँगुर

 

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Take a moment to think about how significant animals are to the Nepalese. In the Nepali language, many animal names have great and strong meanings. It would not surprise me if Nepal became one of the world's top destinations for wildlife conservation in the future.

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Animal Names In Nepali

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