German Animals

Here you will learn over 150 German animals. Learn a variety of different animals in the German language with this free online guide.


During this lesson, we will be learning the names of various animals - all listed in an easy-to-follow alphabetical order.

Once again, do not feel you have to learn all of these. Pick out those which are of importance to you - ones which you will use again.

When I began learning German I was at school, but I can still remember to this day trying to get my tongue around the word for guinea pig in German - das Meerschweinchen!

Anyway, enough of me, let's start learning some German animals.


German Animals A - D

A

Alligator - der Alligator

Amphibian - die Amphibie

Ant - die Ameise

Antelope - die Antilope

Ape - der Affe

Armadillo - das Gϋrteltier



 

B

Baboon - der Pavian

Badger - der Dachs

Bat - die Fledermaus

Bear - der Bär

Beaver - der Biber

Bee - die Biene

Beetle - der Käfer

Bird - der Vogel

Blackbird - die Amsel

Boar - der Eber

Buffalo - der Büffel

Bug - der Käfer

Bull - der Stier

Bumblebee - die Hummel

Bunny - der Hase

Budgerigar - der Wellensittich

Butterfly - der Schmetterling



C

Camel - das Kamel

Canary - der Kanarienvogel

Cat - die Katze

Caterpillar - die Raupe

Centipede - der Hundertfüßer

Cheetah - der Gepard

Chick - das Küken

Chicken - das Huhn

Chimpanzee - der Schimpanse

Chipmunk - das Streifenhörnchen / das Chipmunk

Cow - die Kuh

Couger - der Puma / Silberlöwe

Coyote - der Kojote

Crab - die Krabbe

Crane - der Kranich

Cricket - die Grille

Crocodile - das Krokodil

Crow - die Krähe

Cuckoo - der Kuckuck


D

Deer - das Reh

Dinosaur - der Dinosaurier

Dog - der Hund

Dolphin - der Delphin

Donkey - der Esel Dove - die Taube

Dragon - der Drache

Dragonfly - die Libelle

Duck - die Ente


German Animals: E - H

E

Eagle - der Adler

Eel - der Aal

Elephant - der Elefant

Elk - der Elch

Ewe - das Mutterschaf


F

Falcon - der Falke

Foal - das Fohlen

Ferret - das Frettchen

Fish - der Fisch

Flamingo - der Flamingo

Flea - der Floh

Fly - die Fliege

Frog - der Frosch

Fox - der Fuchs



G

Gander - der Gänserich

Gazelle - die Gazelle

Gerbil - die Rennmaus

Giraffe - die Giraffe

Goat - die Ziege

Goldfish - der Goldfisch

Goose - die Gans

Gorilla - der Gorilla

Groundhog - das Murmeltier

Guinea pig - das Meerschweinchen


H

Hamster- der Hamster

Hare - der Hase

Hedgehog - der Igel

Hen - die Henne

Hippopotamus - das Nilpferd

Hog - das Schwein

Hornet - die Hornisse

Horse - das Pferd

Hyena - die Hyäne


German Animals: I - O


I

Iguana - der Leguan

Insect - das Insekt


J

Jackal - der Schakal

Jaguar - der Jaguar

Jellyfish - die Qualle



K

Kangaroo - das Känguru

Kid - das Ziegenkitz

Kitten - das Kätzchen

Koala - der Koala / der Beutelbär


L

Ladybug/Ladybird - der Marienkäfer

Lamb - das Lamm

Lemur - der Lemur

Leopard - der Leopard

Lion - der Löwe

Lizard - die Eidechse

Lobster - der Hummer

Locust - die Heuschrecke



M

Mare - die Stute

Mole - der Maulwurf

Monkey - der Affe

Mosquito - der Moskito / die Mϋcke

Moose - der Elch

Moth - die Motte

Mouse - die Maus

Mule - der Maulesel


N

Newt - der Wassermolch


O

Octopus - der Krake

Orangutan - der Orang-Utan

Ostrich - der Strauβ

Otter - der Otter

Owl - die Eule

Ox - der Ochse



German Animals: P - T


P

Panda - der Panda / Bambusbär

Panther - der Panter

Parrot - der Papagei

Peacock - der Pfau

Pelican - der Pelikan

Penguin - der Pinguin

Pheasant - der Fasan

Pig - das Schwein

Pigeon - die Taube

Polar bear - der Eisbär

Pony - das Pony

Poodle - der Pudel

Porcupine - das Stachelschwein

Puma - der Puma

Puppy - das Hϋndchen


Q

Quail - die Wachtel


R

Rabbit - das Kaninchen / der Hase

Racoon - der Waschbär

Ram - der Schafbock

Rat - die Ratte

Rattlesnake - die Klapperschlange

Raven - der Rabe

Reindeer - das Rentier

Reptile - das Reptil

Rhinoceros - das Nashorn

Robin - das Rotkehlchen

Rooster - der Hahn



S

Salmon - der Lachs

Seagull - die Möwe

Seahorse - das Seepferdchen

Seal - der Seehund / die Robbe

Shark - der Haifisch / der Hai

Sheep - das Schaf

Shrimp - die Garnele

Skunk - das Stinktier

Snail - die Schnecke

Snake - die Schlange

Sow - die Sau

Spider - die Spinne

Squid - der Tintenfisch

Squirrel - das Eichhörnchen

Stallion - der Hengst

Swan - der Schwan



T

Tadpole - die Kaulquappe

Tiger - der Tiger

Toad - die Kröte

Tortoise - die Schildkröte

Turkey - der Truthahn / die Pute

Turtle - die Schildkröte


German Animals V - Z


V

Vulture - der Geier


W

Walrus - das Walross

Wasp - die Wespe

Weasel - das Wiesel 

Whale - der Walfisch

Wolf - der Wolf

Woodpecker - der Specht

Wombat - der Wombat

Worm - der Wurm



Z

Zebra - das Zebra





Fancy some more fun in German? Then why not have a look at my German flowers section and see some of the beautiful flowers which grow in Germany.

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