Filipino Animals

This is a list of animals in Filipino. You will find common words including domestic pets, farm livestock, wild creatures and even insects.

Bird: ibon
Cat: pusa
Cow: baka
Dog: aso
Donkey: asno
Eagle: agila
Elephant: elepante
Goat: kambing
Horse: kabayo
Lion: leon
Monkey: unggoy, tsonggo, matsing
Mouse: daga
Rabbit: kuneho
Snake: ahas
Tiger: tigre
Sheep (pl.): mga tupa
Spider: gagamba
Insect: kulisap=formal; insekto=conversational
Mosquito: lamok
Butterfly: paru-paro
Bear: oso
Animal: hayop
Farm: sakahan
Forest: kagubatan; gubat

The following sentences might come in handy in a conversation when socializing or in a pet store.

I have a dog: may aso ako
She likes cats: mahilig siya sa pusa
Tigers are fast: mabilis / matulin ang mga tigre
Monkeys are funny: nakakatawa ang mga unggoy / tsonggo / matsing
Do you have any animals?: may mga hayop ba kayo? May mga alaga ba kayo=referring to pets
Do you sell dog food?: nagtitinda ba kayo ng pagkain ng aso?

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