Domestic Animals Name : Facts | Pictures | Videos | Charts

Learn about domestic animals and their names, in English and different Indian languages. For each domestic animals listed below, we have carefully curated high-quality pictures, photos and videos. If you are teaching about domestic animals to your kid, our facts and trivia will help in starting a great conversation. You can also download and print our domestic animals chart, stickers and colouring sheets for free. Finally, we also share with you our recommendations on the best domestic animals books and toys for kids. Please use the table of contents to click and navigate.

1. Dogs 

Golden Retriever

Bulldog
Shitzu
Pug
Poodle Puppy
Dog Video

Dog in Indian Languages
Hindiकुत्ता (Kutta)
Bengaliকুকুর (Kukura)
Tamilநாய் (Nāy)
Kannadaನಾಯಿ (Nāyi)
Marathiकुत्रा (Kutrā)
Talking Points
  • Dogs are one of the most popular pets.
  • Dogs are loyal, intelligent and friendly animal. 
  • Dogs are often called ‘man’s best friend.’ 
  • Dogs perform many jobs for humans including hunting, herding, rescue work, tracking, assisting police, military and helping those with disabilities etc. 
  • There are hundreds of different dog breeds which includes: Labrador, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, German Shepherd, Collie, St Bernard, Chihuahua, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Boxer etc.
  • Each breed has its own colours, sizes and shapes.
  • The smallest dog breed is Chihuahua. The largest breed of dog is the Great Dane. 
  • Dogs eat a variety of foods including meat, vegetables, biscuits, grains etc. 
  • Dogs have very good senses.
  • Dogs can smell and hear better than humans.
  • Dogs can see in the dark much better than humans.
  • Dogs communicate with different sounds including bark, whine and growl. 
  • Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains a substance called theobromine, which is poison to dogs.
  • The average lifespan of a dog is 10-14 years.
  • A dog’s nose print is unique as human fingerprint.
  • A baby dog is called a puppy.

2. Cat

Ginger Cat
Persian cat sitting

Cat
Kitten
British Shorthair Kitten
Cat Video

Cat in Indian Languages
Hindiबिल्ली (Billee)
Bengaliবিড়াল (Biṛāla)
Tamilபூனை (Pūṉai)
Kannadaಬೆಕ್ಕು (Bekku)
Marathiमांजर (Mān̄jara)
Talking Points
  • Cats are an intelligent and most popular pet in the world.
  • Cats have excellent hearing and smelling sense.
  • Cats have excellent night vision.
  • Cats sleep for 13 to 14 hours a day. 
  • Cat’s nose pattern is unique as human’s fingerprint.
  • Cat’s tongue contains small hooks. This helps with bathing and tearing food.
  • Cats communicate with many sounds including meowing, purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking and grunting.
  • Cats eat vegetables, chicken, rodents, mice, squirrels, small birds, insects and fish. 
  • Cats lick their fur to keep themself clean. 
  • Cat lives for 12 to 15 years.
  • Group of cats is called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen, a baby cat is called a kitten. A group of kittens is called a kindle.
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3. Guinea Pigs

Swiss Teddy Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig
Peruvian Guinea Pig
Guinea pig Eating
Guinea Pig Video

Guinea Pigs in Indian Languages
Hindiगिनी सूअर (Ginee sooar)
Bengaliগিনিপিগ (Ginipiga)
Tamilகினிப் பன்றிகள் (Kiṉip paṉṟikaḷ)
Kannadaಗಿನಿಯಿಲಿಗಳು (Giniyiligaḷu)
Marathiगिनिया डुकरांना (Giniyā ḍukarānnā)
Talking Points
  • Guinea pigs are small and furry rodents.
  • Guinea pigs are social animals. 
  • Guinea pigs are in different colours like brown, black, white, and grey. 
  • They have short or long hair. 
  • They like to eat hay, grass, fruits and vegetables.
  • Guinea pigs are an active little animal. They only sleep for four hours every day.
  • Guinea pigs sleep with their eyes open or closed.
  • Guinea pigs can jump. 
  • Guinea pigs cannot climb. 
  • Guinea pigs have poor eyesight. 
  • Guinea pigs have a well-developed sense of hearing, smell, and touch. 
  • They live for 4 – 5 years but sometimes as long as 8 years.
  • A male guinea pig is called a boar and a female guinea pig is called a sow. Newborn guinea pig is called a pup.

4. Rabbit

Rabbit
Rabbit Eating Carrot
Dwarf Bunny
Baby Rabbit
Rabbit Video

Rabbit in Indian Languages
Hindiखरगोश (Kharagosh)
Bengaliখরগোশ (Kharagōśa)
Tamilமுயல் (Muyal)
Kannadaಮೊಲ (Mola)
Marathiससा (Sasā)
Talking Points
  • Rabbits are a type of rodent.
  • They have large ears, soft fur, large feet and a small tail.
  • Rabbit are social creatures.
  • They live in a group.
  • A group of rabbits is called a warren.
  • Rabbit’s eyes are on the sides of their head. They can see everywhere around them.
  • Rabbits eat grass and vegetables.
  • A rabbit can live for 10 years.
  • Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.
  • A female rabbit is called a doe.
  • A male rabbit is called a buck.
  • A young rabbit is called a kit or kitten.

5. Squirrel

Chipmunk Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Squirrel Video

Squirrel in Indian Languages
Hindiगिलहरी (Gilaharee)
Bengaliকাঠবিড়াল (Kāṭhabiṛāla)
Tamilஅணில் (Aṇil)
Kannadaಅಳಿಲು (Aḷilu)
Marathiगिलहरी (Gilaharī)
Talking Points
  • Squirrels are rodents with big eyes and bushy tails.
  • Squirrels live in trees or in the burrow.
  • Squirrels build nests called a drey. Dreys are usually built of twigs, grass and dry leaves.
  • Squirrels have very good eyesight.
  • Squirrel’s large eyes help them to climb trees and stay away from predators.
  • Squirrels dig holes in gardens in search of roots, stems, bark, leaves, fruit, and nuts. They also hide food inside it to survive winters.
  • Squirrels communicate with each other by chirping sounds and by tail movement. 
  • Squirrels eat nuts, berries, seeds, fruits, eggs, tree bark and grains. Sometimes they eat baby birds, insects and caterpillar. 
  • There are three types of squirrels: ground squirrels, tree squirrels and flying squirrels.
  • Lying squirrels don’t fly. They extend their arms and legs and leap from tree to tree.
  • Flying squirrels live in trees but prefer to build their nest in-branch crooks or tree holes.
  • Chipmunks are small squirrels with stripes.
  • Chipmunks have cheek pouches. This helps them to carry food.
  • Male squirrels are called “boars”, female squirrels are called “sows.”
  • Baby squirrels are called kits or kittens and are born without fur and are blind.
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6. Fancy Mouse

Fancy Mouse
Fancy Mouse Standing
Grey and White Fancy Mouse
Fancy Mouse Video

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Fancy Mouse Facts | Wiz Science

White Mouse in Hand | Youtube

Feeding Pet Mouse | Youtube

Fancy mouse  in Indian Languages
Hindiफैंसी माउस (Phainsee maus)
Bengaliঅভিনব মাউস (Abhinaba mā’usa)
Tamilஆடம்பரமான எலி (Āṭamparamāṉa eli)
Kannadaಅಲಂಕಾರಿಕ ಮೌಸ್ (Alaṅkārika maus) 
Marathiफॅन्सी माउस (Phĕnsī mā’usa)
Talking Points
  • Fancy mice are rodent and are related to squirrels, rats and beavers.
  • They have pointed nose, rounded ears and long tail.
  • Mice are in pure white colour, brown colour and mix of grey shades. 
  • They are nocturnal animals. 
  • They have poor eyesight.
  • They have a good sense of smell and hearing.
  • Mice can jump and climb.
  • Mice are very good swimmers.
  • Mice eat fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains.
  • Mice use their whiskers to sense changes in temperature and to help feel the surface they are walking along.
  • A mouse eats 15 – 20 times a day. 
  • They are loving and playful little pet.
  • A domesticated mouse lives in a cage. In the wild, they live in an underground burrow underground. 
  • A group of mice is called as a “mischief”.
  • A male mouse is called as buck, female mouse is called doe. A baby mouse is called pinky.

7. Cow

Red Sindhi Cow
Holstein Cow
Angus Cow
Bullock cart
Cow Video

Cow in Indian Languages
Hindiगाय (Gaay)
Bengaliগাভী (Gābhī)
Tamilமாடு (Māṭu)
Kannadaಹಸು (Hasu)
Marathiगाय (Gāya)
Talking Points
  • Cows live on farms.
  • In summer, they graze on grass and in the winter they eat hay.
  • Cows are female. Males are called a bull. Their babies are called calves.
  • Before having a calf, a cow is called a heifer.
  • There are two types of cows: Dairy cows and beef cows.
  • Dairy cows give milk.
  • Beef cows are used for meat.
  • Many years ago, farmers use their hands to milk their cows twice a day.
  • In recent days, milking machines are used to milk cows.
  • Cows are ruminants. Ruminants are cud-chewing mammals. 
  • A cow chews her cud (partially digested food returned to the mouth for further chewing) for up to 8 hours each day.
  • Cows are the sacred animals of India. 
  • In Portugal, Spain and Latin American countries, bulls are used for bullfighting game.
  • In a day, cows drink about a bathtub full of water.
  • Cows can sleep while standing.
  • Cow dung is used as manure.
  • A group of cows is called a herd.
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8. Buffalo

Buffalo
Buffalo and Baby buffalo
Buffalo Video

Buffalo in Indian Languages
Hindiभेंस (Bhens)
Bengaliমহিষ (Mahiṣa)
Tamilஎருமை (Erumai)
Kannadaಎಮ್ಮೆ (Em’me)
Marathiम्हशी (Mhaśī)
Talking Points
  • Buffaloes are big brown bovine animals with curved horns. 
  • They use these horns to protect themselves and to dig holes in the mud to take rest.
  • Buffaloes helps human with their horns, milk, meat, ploughing and transportation.
  • Buffaloes live in a group called a herd.
  • Buffalo grazes grass and eats leaves, herbs and aquatic plants.
  • Male buffalo is called a bull. Female buffalo is called buffalo cow and baby buffalo is called a calf.
  • Buffalo can live to around 25 years.

9. Sheep

Sheep on Meadows
White Ram
Herd of Sheep
Sheep Video

Sheep in Indian Languages
Hindiभेड़ (Bhed)
Bengaliমেষ (Mēṣa)
Tamilசெம்மறியாடு (Cem’maṟiyāṭu)
Kannadaಕುರಿಗಳು (Kurigaḷu)
Marathiमेंढी (Mēṇḍhī)
Talking Points
  • Sheep have a thick woollen coat on their body called a fleece. 
  • Sheep are raised for wool, meat and milk. 
  • Sheep’s wool is used to make sweaters, blankets and other clothes.
  • With their woollen coat, sheep can stay warm even on winter days. 
  • Sheep can be in a variety of colours: black, red, brown, green, yellow and white.
  • Sheep eat grass, legumes and plants.
  • Their eyes have a rectangular pupil. This means they have 360-degree vision and can even see behind themselves without turning.
  • Sheep belong to the ruminant classification of animals.
  • China has the largest number of sheep in the world.
  • Some sheep have horns.
  • Male sheep are called rams, female sheep are called ewes and young sheep are called lambs.
  • Group of sheep is called herd, flock or mob.
  • Female sheep make a sound called a bleat to keep track of her young one.

10. Pig

White Pig
Duroc Pig
Hampshire Pig
Piglet
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Pig Image | Getty Images

White Piglet Picture | Unsplash

Pig Farm Photo | Shutterstock

Pig Video

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Piglets | Shutterstock

All About Pig | All Things Animal Tv

Pigs on Farm | Shutterstock

Pig in Indian Languages
Hindiसूअर (Sooar)
Bengaliশূকর (Śūkara)
Tamilபன்றி (Paṉṟi)
Kannadaಹಂದಿ (Handi)
Marathiडुक्कर (Ḍukkara)
Talking Points
  • Pigs are highly social and intelligent animals.
  • Pigs have curly tails and short legs. 
  • Pigs live on a farm. Some people like to keep pigs as pets.
  • China has the most domesticated pigs in the world.
  • Pigs have an excellent sense of smell.
  • They use their snout to search and find food.
  • In many European countries, farmers use pigs to search for truffle mushrooms hidden underneath the dirt. 
  • Pigs have a good sense of direction and have found their way over great distances.
  • Pigs eat both plants and other animals.
  • Pigs come in different colours: pink, reddish-brown, black, black and white spotted.
  • They run fast for a short distance.
  • Pigs are also known as hogs or swine.
  • Farmers keep pigs in a pigpen. 
  • Pigs make a variety of sounds: grunt, squeal, sniff, snort etc. 
  • Male pigs are called boars, female pigs are called sows. Baby pigs are called piglets.
  •  A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. 
  • Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs. 

11. Goat

Goat
Red Goat with Horns
White Goat
Baby Goat
Goat Video

Goat in Indian Languages
Hindiबकरा (Bakara)
Bengaliছাগল (Chāgala)
Tamilஆடு (Āṭu)
Kannadaಮೇಕೆ (Mēke)
Marathiशेळी (Śēḷī)
Talking Points
  • Goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans.
  • Goats are raised for their milk and meat.
  • Goats eat plants, trees, shrubs, hay and grains.
  • Goats are strong and great pack animals.
  • Goats live in mountains as well as in fields.
  • Goats are very good at climbing.
  • Goat’s pupils are rectangular. They have a 360-degree vision and can even see behind themselves without turning.
  • Goats don’t like to get wet. They will seek shelter when it’s raining.
  • Goats belong to the ruminant classification of animals.
  • A male goat is called a buck or a billy. A female goat is called doe or nanny, and baby goat is called a kid.
  • A group of goats is called a herd.
  • Goats live for 15 – 18 years.

12. Llama

White Llama
Llama
Llama
Llama Group
Llama Video

Llama in Indian Languages
Hindiलामा (Laama)
Bengali
Tamilபொதி ஒட்டகம் (Poti oṭṭakam)
Kannadaಲಾಮಾ (Lāmā)
Marathiलामा (Lāmā)
Talking Points
  • Llamas are big and tall mammals covered with wool.
  • Llama’s coat is solid or spotted and can be in different colours including black, white, grey and brown. 
  • Llamas wool is used to make clothes, blankets and hats.
  • Domesticated llamas are used by the peoples of the Andes Mountains.
  • Domesticated llamas live in ranches and farms.
  • Llamas are good guard animals.
  • Farmers use “guard llamas” to protect their sheep and other farm animals.
  • Llamas have excellent eyesight, sense of smell and hearing.
  • Llamas used to carry loads.
  • They are related to camels. But llama does not have a hump.
  • Llamas eat grass, ferns and hay.
  • Llamas communicate by humming. They also communicate with their tails, ears and body postures. 
  • Llamas live in a group called a herd.
  • Male llamas are called studs.
  • A baby llama is called a cria.
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13. Horse

Horse
White Horse
Haflinger pony
Black Horse
Horses with Loads
Horse Video

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Horse Grazing | Pixabay

Horse Riding | Pixabay

All About Horses | All Things Animal Tv

Horse in Indian Languages
Hindiघोड़ा (Ghoda)
Bengaliঘোড়া (Ghōṛā)
Tamilகுதிரை (Kutirai)
Kannadaಕುದುರೆ (Kudure)
Marathiघोडा (Ghōḍā)
Talking Points
  • Horses are large and strong four-legged animals. 
  • They are used to pull heavy loads. 
  • Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. 
  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal on land.
  • Horses are a major form of transportation for humans. 
  • Horse’s eyes are on the side of their head. They can see nearly 360 degrees.
  • Horses are grazing animals and eat hay, grasses and grains.  They also eat fruits, barley, oats, peas, corn, beans etc. 
  • There are three types of horse breeds: Hot bloods, cold bloods and warm bloods.
  • Hot bloods are fast speed and racing horses. Cold bloods are for strength and heavy work. Warm bloods are a combination of the two types and are often used for horse riding competitions.
  • Horses have excellent senses including good hearing, eyesight, and a tremendous sense of balance.
  • Horses can in black, brown, bay, chestnut, palomino, bay, grey etc.
  • Horses can communicate using their ears and eyes.
  • Horses cannot breathe through their mouths. That’s why they are panting like a dog.
  • A male horse is called a stallion. A female horse is called a mare and a baby horse is called a foal.
  • Group of horses is called a team, a harras, a rag, a stud or a string.
  • A horse can live for 25 – 30 years.

14. Camel

Single Hump Camel
Two Hump Camel
Camels Caravan
Camel Video

Camel in Indian Languages
Hindiऊंट (Oont)
Bengaliউট (Uṭa)
Tamilஒட்டகம் (Oṭṭakam)
Kannadaಒಂಟೆ (Oṇṭe)
Marathiउंट (Uṇṭa)
Talking Points
  • A camel is a large animal with thick and shaggy fur of light brown to dark brown colour.
  • Camels live in a desert.
  • Camels thick fur protects them from heat during the day and keeps them warm at night. 
  • Camels have long feet. This helps them to walk easily on sand.
  • Camels have one or two humps on its back.
  • One humped camel is called dromedaries and two-humped camel is called bactrians.
  • Camels do not hold water in its humps. It consists of stored fat which can be converted to water or energy when required. They can survive up to six months without food or water by using the stored fat.
  • Camel’s long eyelashes protect their eyes in sand-storms.
  • They can close and open their nostrils. This helps them to prevent sand from entering their nose.
  • Camels are strong animals. They are used mostly for transport or to carry a heavy load.
  • Camels also provide milk, meat and hair/wool.
  • Camels live for 40 to 50 years.
  • Male camel is called bull, female camel is called a cow and a baby camel is called a calf.
  • A group of camels is called as a caravan, flock, train or herd.

15. Donkey

Donkey
Grey Donkey
Donkey with Load
Donkey Video

Donkey in Indian Languages
Hindiगधा (Gadha)
Bengaliগাধা (Gādhā)
Tamilகழுதை (Kaḻutai)
Kannadaಕತ್ತೆ (Katte)
Marathiगाढव (Gāḍhava)
Talking Points
  • Donkey is related to horses, but they are smaller than horses.
  • Donkeys are used as work animals. They carry goods, plough field and draw water. 
  • Donkeys have grey or brown fur.
  • Donkeys are very intelligent animals.
  • China has more donkeys than any other country in the world.
  • Donkeys make a loud braying sound.
  • A boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny.
  • Donkeys are also called as burros and asses.
  • Donkeys eat straw, barley, hay and grass. They also eat bread, carrots, apples, pears, turnip etc.
  • Donkeys are also used as guard animals for sheep and cattle. 
  • Male donkey is called a jack, a female is called a jenny or jennet and a young donkey is a foal.
  • Group of donkeys is called a drove, pace, or herd.
  • The lifespan of a donkey is for 25 – 30 years.
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16. Yak

Yak
Brown Yak
Yak with Load
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Yak | Getty Images

White and Black Yak | Shutterstock

Yak Calf | Shutterstock

Yak Video

Yak in Indian Languages
Hindiयाक (Yaak)
Bengaliচমর (Camara)
Tamilயாக் (Yāk)
Kannadaಯಾಕ್ (Yāk)
Marathiयाक (Yāka)
Talking Points
  • Yak is a large, long-haired bovine with humped shoulders. 
  • Body of the yak is covered with a long and thick coat. It can be brown, black or white in colour.
  • Yaks are used as work animals. They carry loads over long distances for two or three days.
  • They are related to cattle, buffalo and bison.
  • Yaks live in cold places.
  • Yaks eat grass, herbs, lichens, moss and wildflowers.
  • Yaks have horns. 
  • They use their horns to break through snow to get the plants that are buried underneath. 
  • Male yaks are called yaks. Female yaks are called dri and baby yak is called a calf.
  • Group of yaks is called a herd. 
  • Yak can live for 20 to 25 years.

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Thank you for reading our blog on domestic animals. In order to help parents teach about domestic animals to their kids, we have also translated the names of domestic animals into 5 Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and Marathi. While there are many types of domestic animals, we have selected a few popular ones which adults and children commonly search for. Besides the pictures and photos that are already in the blog, we have also provided the readers more options to view amazing high-quality pictures from good websites. Similarly for videos of domestic animals, besides the ones that are already in the blog, we have curated and shared the links of other amazing videos from reputed sources. The ‘talking points’ section gives simple facts and general trivia for kids. These talking points can also be used by parents for ‘show and tell’ events that kids commonly participate in.

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