Bear /bɛr/ (n) a heavy wild animal with thick fur and sharp claws (= pointed parts on the ends of its feet). There are many types of bear. Example: A little bear cub ran right across the road in front of us.
chicken /ˈtʃɪkɪn/ (n) a large bird that is often kept for its eggs or meat Example: They keep chickens in the back yard.
Chimpanzee /tʃɪmpənˈzi/ (n) a small intelligent African ape (= an animal like a large monkey without a tail) Example: The chimpanzee is covered in coarse black hair
Dolphin /ˈdɒlfɪn/ (n) a sea animal (a mammal ) that looks like a large fish with a pointed mouth. Dolphins are very intelligent and often friendly towards humans. There are several types of dolphin. Example: Dolphins are sometimes hunted in places such as Japan
Donkey /ˈdɑŋki/ (n) an animal of the horse family, with short legs and long ears. People ride donkeys or use them to carry heavy loads. Example: The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.
Eel /iːl/ (n) a long thin sea or freshwater fish that looks like a snake. There are several types of eel , some of which are used for food. Example: Eels begin life as flat and transparent larvae.
Elephant /ˈɛləfənt/ (n) a very large animal with thick grey skin, large ears, two curved outer teeth called tusks and a long nose called a trunk . There are two types of elephant , the African and the Asian. Example: Elephants are the largest existing land animals.
Fox /fɑːks/ (n) a wild animal of the dog family, with red-brown fur, a pointed face and a thick heavy tail Example: Foxes live on every continent except Antarctica.
Giraffe /dʒəˈrɑːf/ (n) a tall African animal with a very long neck, long legs, and dark marks on its coat Example: The giraffe (Giraffa) is an African artiodactyl mammal,
Goat /goʊt/ (n) an animal with horns and a coat of hair, that lives wild in mountain areas or is kept on farms for its milk or meat Example: Milk from goats is often turned into goat cheese.
Hippopotamus /ˌhɪpəˈpɑːtəməs/ (n) a large heavy African animal with thick dark skin and short legs that lives in rivers and lakes Example: Hippopotamus is the type genus of the family Hippopotamidae.
Insect /ˈɪnˌsɛkt/ (n) any small creature with six legs and a body divided into three parts. Insects usually also have wings. Ants , bees and flies are all insects. Example: Insects are the most diverse group of animals
Jaguar /ˈdʒæɡjuər/ (n) a large animal of the cat family, that has yellow-brown fur with black rings and spots. Jaguars live in parts of Central and South America. Example: The jaguar is a large felid species and the only living member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.
Lion /ˈlaɪən/ (n) a large, powerful animal of the cat family that hunts in groups and lives in parts of Africa and southern Asia. Lions have yellow-brown fur and the male has a mane (= long, thick hair round its neck). Example: Lion populations are untenable outside designated protected areas
Monkey /ˈmʌŋki/ (n) an animal with a long tail, that climbs trees and lives in hot countries. There are several types of monkey and they are related to apes and humans. Example: The many species of monkey have varied relationships with humans.