Animal vocabulary in English

200 Common English Phrases

Animals in English – Vocabulary List

Mammals

Chimpanzee in english

a small, very intelligent African ape with black or brown fur

Chimpanzee

/ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/

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/ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/

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cow in english

a large female farm animal kept to produce meat and milk

Cow

/kaʊ/

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/kaʊ/

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Deer in english

a quite large animal with four legs that eats grass and leaves

Deer

/dɪər/

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/dɪr/

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Dog in english

a common animal with four legs, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things

Dog

 
 

/dɒɡ/

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/dɑːɡ/

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elephant in english

a very large grey mammal that has a trunk (= long nose) with which it can pick things up

Elephant

 
 

/ˈel.ɪ.fənt/

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/ˈel.ə.fənt/

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Fox in english

a wild mammal belonging to the dog family that has a pointed face and ears, a wide tail covered in fur

Fox

/fɒks/

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 /fɑːks/

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Giraffe in english

a large African animal with a very long neck and long legs

Giraffe

/dʒɪˈrɑːf/

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/dʒɪˈræf/

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Goat in English

an animal related to sheep that usually has horns and a beard. Goats live wild on mountains or are kept on farms to provide milk, meat, wool, etc.:

Goat

/ɡəʊt/

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/ɡoʊt/

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Hedgehog in English

a small, brown mammal with a covering of sharp spines on its back

Hedgehog

/ˈhedʒ.hɒɡ/

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/ˈhedʒ.hɑːɡ/

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Hippopotamus in English

a very large animal with short legs and thick, dark grey skin that lives near water in Africa

Hippopotamus

/ˌhɪp.əˈpɒt.ə.məs/

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/ˌhɪp.əˈpɑː.t̬ə.məs/

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Horse in English

a large animal with four legs that people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles

Horse

/hɔːs/

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/hɔːrs/

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Kangaroo in English

a large Australian mammal with a long stiff tail, short front legs and long powerful back legs on which it moves by jumping

Kangaroo

/ˌkæŋ.ɡərˈuː/

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/ˌkæŋ.ɡəˈruː/

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koala in English

an Australian animal that looks like a small bear with grey fur and lives in trees.

Koala

/kəʊˈɑː.lə/

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/koʊˈɑː.lə/

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Leopard in English

a large wild cat that has yellow fur with black spots on it and lives in Africa and southern Asia

Leopard

/ˈlep.əd/

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/ˈlep.ɚd/

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Lion in English

a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-brown fur that lives in Africa and southern Asia

Lion

/ˈlaɪ.ən/

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/ˈlaɪ.ən/

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Mole in English

a small mammal that is almost blind, has dark fur, and lives in passages that it digs underground

Mole

/məʊl/

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UK

/moʊl/

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Monkey in English

an animal that lives in hot countries, has a long tail, and climbs trees.

Monkey

/ˈmʌŋ.ki/

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/ˈmʌŋ.ki/

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Mouse in English

a small mammal with short fur, a pointed face, and a long tail

Mouse

/maʊs/

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/maʊs/

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Otter in English

a mammal with four legs and short brown fur that swims well and eats fish

Otter

/ˈɒt.ər/

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/ˈɑː.t̬ɚ/

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Ox in English

a bull (= male cow) that has had its reproductive organs removed, used in the past for pulling heavy things on farms, or, more generally, any adult of the cattle family

Ox

/ɒks/

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/ɑːks/

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Panda in English

a large, black and white mammal that lives in forests in China. Pandas eat bamboo.

Panda

/ˈpæn.də/

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/ˈpæn.də/

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Pig in English

a large pink, brown, or black farm animal with short legs and a curved tail, kept for its meat

Pig

/pɪɡ/

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/pɪɡ/

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Raccoon in English

a small North American animal with black marks on its face and a long tail with black rings on it

Raccoon

/rækˈuːn/

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/rækˈuːn/

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Sheep in English

a farm animal with thick wool that eats grass and is kept for its wool, skin, and meat

Sheep

/ʃiːp/

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/ʃiːp/

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Squirrel in English

 small animal covered in fur with a long tail. Squirrels climb trees and feed on nuts and seeds

Squirrel

/ˈskwɪr.əl/

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/ˈskwɝː.əl/

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Walrus in English

a mammal that lives in the sea and on beaches in the Arctic. It is similar to a seal but larger, with two tusks and long hairs growing near its mouth

Walrus

/ˈwɔːl.rəs/

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/ˈwɑːl.rəs/

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List of Birds

Dove in English

a white or grey bird, often used as a symbol of peace

Dove

/dʌv/

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/dʌv/

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Seagull in English

a bird that lives near the sea and has short legs, long wings, and white and grey feathers

Seagull

/ˈsiː.ɡʌl/

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/ˈsiː.ɡʌl/

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Peacock in English

a large bird, the male of which has very long tail feathers that it can spread out to show bright colours and patterns shaped like eyes

Peacock

/ˈpiː.kɒk/

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/ˈpiː.kɑːk/

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Blackbird in English

European bird, the male of which has black feathers and a bright yellow beak

Blackbird

/ˈblæk.bɜːd/

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/ˈblæk.bɝːd/

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Owl in English

a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night

Owl

/aʊl/

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/aʊl/

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Swan in English

a large, usually white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes

Swan

/swɒn/

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/swɑːn/

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Raven in English

the largest bird in the crow family, with shiny black feathers

Raven

/ˈreɪ.vən/

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/ˈreɪ.vən/

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Woodpecker in English

a bird that uses its strong beak to make holes in tree trunks in order to find insects to eat

Woodpecker

/ˈwʊdˌpek.ər/

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/ˈwʊdˌpek.ɚ/

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Robin in English

a small, brown European bird with a red front, or a similar but slightly larger brown bird of North America

Robin

/ˈrɒb.ɪn/

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/ˈrɑː.bɪn/

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Parrot in Enlish

a tropical bird with a curved beak, often kept as a pet and trained to copy the human voice

Parrot

/ˈpær.ət/

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/ˈper.ət/

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Bald eagle in English

a large North American eagle with a white head, used as a symbol of the US

Bald Eagle

/ˌbɔːld ˈiː.ɡəl/

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/ˌbɑːld ˈiː.ɡəl/

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Ostrich in English

a very large bird from Africa that cannot fly

Ostrich

/ˈɒs.trɪtʃ/

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/ˈɑː.strɪtʃ/

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Penguin in English

a black and white bird that cannot fly but uses its small wings to help it swim

Penguin

/ˈpeŋ.ɡwɪn/

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/ˈpeŋ.ɡwɪn/

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Goose in English

a large water bird similar to a duck but larger, or the meat from this bird

Goose

/ɡuːs/

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/ɡuːs/

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Swallow in English

a small bird with pointed wings and a tail with two points that flies quickly and catches insects to eat

Swallow

/ˈswɒl.əʊ/

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/ˈswɑː.loʊ/

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Flamingo in English

a large bird with pink feathers, long, thin legs, a long neck, and a beak that curves down

Flamingo

/fləˈmɪŋ.ɡəʊ/

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/fləˈmɪŋ.ɡoʊ/

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Hawk in English

a type of large bird that catches small birds and animals for food

Hawk

/hɔːk/

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/hɑːk/

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Turkey in English

a large bird grown for its meat on farms

Turkey

/ˈtɜː.ki/

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/ˈtɝː.ki/

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Sparrow in English

a small, grey-brown bird that is especially common in towns

Sparrow

/ˈspær.əʊ/

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/ˈsper.oʊ/

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Stork in English

a large, white bird with very long legs that walks around in water to find its food

Stork

/stɔːk/

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/stɔːrk/

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Crow in English

a large, black bird with a loud, unpleasant cry

Crow

/krəʊ/

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/kroʊ/

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Pigeon in English

a large, usually grey bird that is often seen in towns sitting on buildings in large groups

Pigeon

/ˈpɪdʒ.ən/

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/ˈpɪdʒ.ən/

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Wild Animals List

Tiger in English

a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-orange fur with black lines that lives in parts of Asia

Tiger

/ˈtaɪ.ɡər/

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/ˈtaɪ.ɡɚ/

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Gorilla in English

a large ape that comes from western Africa

Gorilla

/ɡəˈrɪl.ə/

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/ɡəˈrɪl.ə/

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Toad in English

a small, brown animal, similar to a frog, that has big eyes and long back legs for swimming and jumping

Toad

/təʊd/

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UK

/toʊd/

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Hedgehog in English

a small, brown mammal with a covering of sharp spines on its back

Hedgehog

/ˈhedʒ.hɒɡ/

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UK

/ˈhedʒ.hɑːɡ/

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Owl in English

a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night

Owl

/aʊl/

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UK

/aʊl/

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Rat in English

a small rodent, larger than a mouse, that has a long tail and is considered to be harmful

Rat

/ræt/

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 /ræt/

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Lizard in English

a small reptile that has a long body, four short legs, a long tail, and thick skin

Lizard

/ˈlɪz.əd/

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/ˈlɪz.ɚd/

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elephant in english

a very large grey mammal that has a trunk (= long nose) with which it can pick things up

Elephant

 
 

/ˈel.ɪ.fənt/

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UK

/ˈel.ə.fənt/

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Deer in english

a quite large animal with four legs that eats grass and leaves

Deer

/dɪər/

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UK

/dɪr/

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Snake in English

a reptile with a long body and no legs

Snake

/sneɪk/

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/sneɪk/

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Dolphin in English

a sea mammal that is large, smooth, and grey, with a long, pointed mouth

Dolphin

/ˈdɒl.fɪn/

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/ˈdɑːl.fɪn/

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Bat in English

a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at night

Bat

/bæt/

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/bæt/

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Frog in English

a small animal that has smooth skin, lives in water and on land, has long powerful back legs with which it jumps from place to place

Frog

/frɒɡ/

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/frɑːɡ/

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Whale in English

a very large sea mammal that breathes air through a hole at the top of its head

Whale

/weɪl/

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/weɪl/

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Hare in English

an animal like a large rabbit that can run very fast and has long ears

Hare

/heər/

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/her/

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Fox in english

a wild mammal belonging to the dog family that has a pointed face and ears, a wide tail covered in fur

Fox

/fɒks/

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 /fɑːks/

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Crocodile in English

a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose

Crocodile

/ˈkrɒk.ə.daɪl/

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/ˈkrɑː.kə.daɪl/

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Wolf in English

a wild animal of the dog family

Wolf

/wʊlf/

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/wʊlf/

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Bear in English

a large, strong wild mammal with a thick fur coat that lives especially in colder parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

Bear

/beər/

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/ber/

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Chimpanzee in english

a small, very intelligent African ape with black or brown fur

Chimpanzee

/ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/

UK
UK

/ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/

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Otter in English

a mammal with four legs and short brown fur that swims well and eats fish

Otter

/ˈɒt.ər/

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/ˈɑː.t̬ɚ/

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Reindeer in English

a type of deer with large horns that lives in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

Reindeer

/ˈreɪn.dɪər/

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/ˈreɪn.dɪr/

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Mole in English

a small mammal that is almost blind, has dark fur, and lives in passages that it digs underground

Mole

/məʊl/

UK
UK

/moʊl/

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Camel in English

a large animal with a long neck, that lives in the desert and has one or two humps on its back

Camel

/ˈkæm.əl/

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/ˈkæm.əl/

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Lion in English

a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-brown fur that lives in Africa and southern Asia

Lion

/ˈlaɪ.ən/

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UK

/ˈlaɪ.ən/

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Rabbit in English

a small animal with long ears and large front teeth that moves by jumping on its long back legs

Rabbit

/ˈræb.ɪt/

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/ˈræb.ɪt/

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Monkey in English

an animal that lives in hot countries, has a long tail, and climbs trees.

Monkey

/ˈmʌŋ.ki/

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/ˈmʌŋ.ki/

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Antelope in English

a mammal like a deer with horns and long, thin legs that allow it to run very fast

Antelope

/ˈæn.tɪ.ləʊp/

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/ˈæn.t̬əl.oʊp/

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Leopard in English

a large wild cat that has yellow fur with black spots on it and lives in Africa and southern Asia

Leopard

/ˈlep.əd/

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/ˈlep.ɚd/

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Shark in English

a large fish that has sharp teeth and a pointed fin on its back

Shark