alligator
/ˈæɫəˌɡeɪtɝ/
noun
a large animal living in both water and on land which has strong jaws, a long tail, and sharp teeth
amphibian
/æmˈfɪbiən/
noun
any cold-blooded animal with the ability to live both on land and in water, such as toads, frogs, etc.
ape
/ˈeɪp/
noun
a tailless animal similar to a monkey, such as chimpanzees and gorillas
beast
/ˈbist/
noun
an animal, usually a wild or dangerous one
to breed
/ˈbɹid/
verb
(of animals) to have sex and produce young
calf
/ˈkæf/
noun
the young offspring of a cow or bull, typically less than one year old
bull
/ˈbʊɫ/
noun
any male member of the cow family
cattle
/ˈkætəɫ/
noun
the group of cows and bulls, kept for their meat or milk
cold-blooded
/ˈkoʊɫdˈbɫədəd/
adjective
describing an animal that its body temperature changes depending on the temperature of its surroundings
creature
/ˈkɹitʃɝ/
noun
any living thing that is able to move on its own, such as an animal, fish, etc.
domestic
/dəˈmɛstɪk/
adjective
describing an animal that can be kept on a farm or at home as a pet
giraffe
/dʒɝˈæf/
noun
a tall animal with a very long neck and long legs that has brown spots on its yellow fur
guinea pig
/ɡˈɪni pˈɪɡ/
noun
a small furry animal with rounded ears, short legs and no tail, which is often kept as a pet or for research
herd
/ˈhɝd/
noun
a group of animals, such as cows, sheep, etc. that are from the same species, which move and feed together
leopard
/ˈɫɛpɝd/
noun
a large wild animal from the cat family with yellow fur and hollow black spots
mule
/ˈmjuɫ/
noun
an animal that is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, which is particularly used to carry heavy loads
ox
/ˈɑks/
noun
a bull used on farms to carry heavy loads, which its sex organs are partly removed
pet
/ˈpɛt/
noun
an animal such as a dog or cat that we keep and care for at home
prey
/ˈpɹeɪ/
noun
an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal
primate
/ˈpɹaɪˌmeɪt/
noun
any mammalian animal that belongs to the same group as humans, such as monkeys, apes, lemurs, etc.
reptile
/ˈɹɛptaɪɫ/
noun
a class of animals to which crocodiles, lizards, etc. belong, having cold blood and scaly skin
species
/ˈspiʃiz/
noun
a group that animals, plants, etc. of the same type which are capable of producing healthy offspring with each other are divided into
tail
/ˈteɪɫ/
noun
the part of the body of an animal, a bird or a fish that sticks out at the back, which can move
tortoise
/ˈtɔɹtəs/
noun
a type of turtle that lives on land and moves very slowly, with a large shell on its back
wild
/ˈwaɪɫd/
adjective
(of an animal or plant) living or growing in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated, or cultivated by people
predator
/ˈpɹɛdətɝ/
noun
any animal that lives by hunting and eating other animals
mammal
/ˈmæməɫ/
noun
a class of animals to which humans, cows, lions, etc. belong, having warm blood, fur or hair and producing live offspring
fur
/ˈfɝ/
noun
the thick and soft hair that covers the bodies of specific animals, such as rabbits and foxes
endangered
/ɛnˈdeɪndʒɝd/, /ɪnˈdeɪndʒɝd/
adjective
(of an animal, bird, etc.) at risk of extinction
extinction
/ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən/, /ɪkˈstɪŋʃən/
noun
a situation in which a particular animal or plant no longer exists
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