Some can swim, some can fly, and there are many different species of all sizes and shapes. Animals are all over the world, and all of them are fascinating! From a young age, children are drawn to animals. They take a special liking for those that live in very different habitats, and that have interesting characteristics such as flying or swimming.

Children's start learning animals names and sounds from a young age. First, they learn about pets, by imitating how dogs bark and how cats meow, also the sounds chickens, frogs, and cows make. Then, as they move forward in their education, they start learning about animals habitats, including what they eat, where they live, and the different types of animals there are.

To help your little ones learn about animals, it's useful to classify them into different groups according to similar characteristics they share. Initially, you could start by mentioning there are domestic animals and wild animals, and them move on to more specific groups like animals from different habitats

Also, this information is a great addition to the little one's minds. It doesn't only help them broaden their knowledge, but it widens their vocabulary and helps them with their language skills as well. Also, learning about animals helps children be more in touch with the environment and to learn how to take care of nature

Now, let's start learning!

List of Animal Names in English

There are different types of animals, and the two main differences are that some animals are domesticated, which are the ones that have a strong relationship with humans, and others are wild. Wild animals live in nature, usually, these animals are not in contact with humans since they live in areas apart from civilization.

Another way of classifying the animals is according to where they live, like horses who live in farms, or bears that dwell in the mountains.

Farm Animals

These are the animals that live on a farm, and also animals like cats and dogs that are more domesticated. 


dog - animals

dog

Cat - Animals name

cat

Cow - Animals Name

cow

Sheep - Animals Name

sheep

Rabbit - Animals name

rabbit

Duck - Kids toys

duck

Chicken - Animals name

hen

Horse - Animals name

horse

pig - animals

pig

turkey

chicken

donkey

goat

guinea pig

llama

Forest Animals

Here you'll find different animals that live in forests and mountain areas of the world.

Squirrel, Chipmunk - Animals Name

squirrel

Snail - Animals name

snail

Mouse - Animals Name

mouse

chameleon - animals

chameleon

Deer - Animals Name

deer

raccoon - animals

raccoon

moose

antelope

beaver

weasel

hedgehog

ferret

koala

wolf

lynx

groundhog

anteater

panda bear

grizzly bear

wombat

panther

mole

Jungle Animals

Snake - Animals name

snake

Bat - Animals in English

bat

tiger

leopard

parrot

eagle

cockatoo

orangutan

water buffalo

Aquatic Animals

Turtle - Animals name

turtle

Octopus - Animals name

octopus

Frog - Animals Name

frog

whale - animals

whale

crab - animals

crab

clam - animals

clam

fish - food

fish

lobster - animals

lobster

shark - animals

shark

seahorse - animals

seahorse

hippopotamus

squid

shrimp

swan

dolphin

starfish

seagull

sea lion

alligator

slug

eel

Desert Animals

desert fox - animals

fox

wilddog

wildcat

armadillo

badger

black bear

buffalo

camel

coyote

Savannah Animals

Lion - Animals Name

lion

elephant - animals

elephant

Cheetah - Animals Name

cheetah

hyena

gazelle

ostrich

weaver

meerkat

wallaby

Arctic Animals

polar bear - animals

polar bear

arctic fox - animals

arctic fox

seal - animals

seal

reindeer

walrus

sea otter

orca

wolverine

Birds

penguin - animals

penguin

owl - animals

owl

pigeon

dove

woodpecker

crow

sparrow

hummingbird

robin

Insects

Bee - Animals Name

bee

Ant -  Animals Name

ant

Butterfly- Animals Name

butterfly

fly - animals

fly

cockroach

beetle

cicada

grasshopper

moth

wasp

dragonfly

cricket

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