Forest Animals

33 Forest Animals Vocabulary

List of Animals in a Forest

Antelope in English

An antelope is an animal that resembles a deer.

Antelope

/ˈæn.t̬əl.oʊp/

Example: The hunters aimed at the antelope.

Bear in English

A large, heavy, mammal that walks on the soles of its feet, with thick fur and a very short tail.

Bear

/ber/

Example: A bear will not touch a dead body.

beaver

A small mammal that lives in water with smooth fur, sharp teeth, and a large, flat tail

Beaver

/ˈbiː.vɚ/

Example: The hunter shot a beaver.

Bison

A large wild animal, similar to a cow but having a larger head and shoulders covered in hair

Bison

/ˈbaɪ.sən/

Example: She has never seen a real bison.

Butterfly

A type of insect with large, often brightly colored wings

Butterfly

/ˈbʌt̬.ɚ.flaɪ/

Example: She saw a butterfly on the wall.

Buffalo

A large animal of the cattle family, with long, curved horns

Buffalo

/ˈbʌf.ə.loʊ/

Example: Is that a cow or a buffalo?

Cheetah

A wild animal of the cat family, with yellowish-brown fur and black spots

Cheetah

/ˈtʃiː.t̬ə/

Example: A cheetah runs as fast as any animal.

Cougar

A a large, brown wild cat that lives in North and South America

Cougar

/ˈkuː.ɡɚ/

Example: They caught a cougar
alive.

Deer in english

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

Deer

/dɪr/

Example: I didn’t see many deer in the forest.

dragonfly

A large insect with a long, thin, brightly colored body and two pairs of transparent wings

Dragonfly

 /ˈdræɡ.ən.flaɪ/

Example: There is a dragonfly on the wall.

Eagle

A large, strong bird with a curved beak that eats meat and can see very well

Eagle

/ˈiː.ɡəl/

Example: The eagle is the king of birds.

elephant in english

A very large grey mammal that has a trunk (= long nose)

Elephant

/ˈel.ə.fənt/

Example: An elephant has a long nose.

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

/fɑːks/

Example: They set a trap to catch a fox.

Gazelle

A small slender antelope that typically has curved horns 

Gazelle

/ɡəˈzel/

Example: Stop! There’s a gazelle on the road.

Gecko

A small lizard with wide feet found especially in warm countries

Gecko

/ˈɡek.oʊ/

Example: He has a tattoo of a gecko on his thigh.

Giraffe in english

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

Giraffe

/dʒɪˈræf/

Example: What sound does a giraffe make?

Gorilla in English

A large ape that comes from western Africa

Gorilla

/ɡəˈrɪl.ə/

Example: Most people think that gorillas are stupid. Is that true?

Hare in English

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

Hare

/her/

Example: A hare raced with a tortoise. 

Hawk in English

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

Hawk

/hɑːk/

Example: The hawk caught a mouse.

Leopard in English

A large, solitary cat that has a yellowish-brown or brown coat with black spots 

Leopard

/ˈlep.ɚd/

Example: A leopard can’t change his spots.

Lion in English

A large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India

Lion

/ˈlaɪ.ən/

Example: Have you ever seen a lion?

Meerkat

A small, grey Southern African animal that sometimes sits up on its back legs

Meerkat

/ˈmɪr.kæt/

Example: The hawk caught a meerkat.

Monkey in English

A small to a medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries.

Monkey

/ˈmʌŋ.ki/

Example: The monkey fell from the tree.

Moose

A type of large deer of North America and northern Europe, having large, flat horns

Moose

/muːs/

Example: They hunted moose and deer.

Okapi

An African animal, related to the giraffe that lives in the rainforests of northern Democratic Republic of Congo

Okapi

/oʊˈkɑː.pi/

Example: He ran into an okapi.

Otter in English

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

Otter

/ˈɑː.t̬ɚ/

Example: Sea otters love to eat clams.

Owl in English

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

Owl

/aʊl/

Example: Owls are active at night.

Rhinoceros

A very large, thick-skinned animal that eats plants and has one or two horns on its nose

Rhinoceros

/raɪˈnɑː.sɚ.əs/

Example: A rhinoceros is a strong animal.

Salamander

A small animal that looks like a lizard but has soft skin and lives both on land and in water

Salamander

/ˈsæl.ə.mæn.dɚ/

Example: That hut is crawling with salamander and insects.

Snake in English

A reptile with a long body and no legs

Snake

/sneɪk/

Example: He is afraid of snakes.

Squirrel in English

A small animal covered in fur with a long tail.

Squirrel

/ˈskwɝː.əl/

Example: The squirrel climbed the tree.

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.ɡɚ/

Example: Which is stronger, a tiger or a lion?

Zebra in English

That black-and-white striped animal that looks like a horse

Zebra

/ˈziː.brə/

Example: Zebras and Tigers are found at a zoo.

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