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


Poodle Puppy
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Dalmation Image | Shutterstock

Dog Video

Dog in Indian Languages
Hindi कुत्ता (Kutta)
Bengali কুকুর (Kukura)
Tamil நாய் (Nāy)
Kannada ನಾಯಿ (Nāyi)
Marathi कुत्रा (Kutrā)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • A dog is a loyal and friendly animal. 
  • A dog has four legs.
  • A dog has two ears and two eyes.
  • A dog has a tail, a mouth, and a nose.
  • A dog eats fish, meat, milk, rice, bread, etc.
  • Dogs are often called ‘man’s best friend’.

4-6 yrs

  • A dog is a very clever and faithful animal.
  • Dogs can smell and hear better than humans.
  • Dogs can see in the dark much better than humans.
  • A dog is an omnivore and eats meat, vegetables and grains.
  • Chocolate is toxic to dogs.
  • Dogs communicate with different sounds including bark, whine and growl. 
  • Dogs perform many jobs for humans including hunting, herding, rescue work etc. 
  • There are different dog breeds which include: Labrador, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, German Shepherd, Pug etc.
  • A baby dog is called a puppy.

2. Cat

Ginger Cat
Persian cat sitting


British Shorthair Kitten
Cat Video

Cat in Indian Languages
Hindi बिल्ली (Billee)
Bengali বিড়াল (Biṛāla)
Tamil பூனை (Pūṉai)
Kannada ಬೆಕ್ಕು (Bekku)
Marathi मांजर (Mān̄jara)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • A cat has four short legs.
  • It has very sharp claws.
  • It has two eyes, two ears and a bushy tail.
  • A cat can see in the dark.
  • Cats love to climb.
  • Cats are fond of fish and milk.

4-6 yrs

  • Cat is an intelligent and most popular pet in the world.
  • Cat has excellent hearing and smelling sense.
  • A cat can climb a tree or a wall as they are good at climbing.
  • Cats communicate with many sounds including meowing, purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking and grunting.
  • Cats lick their fur to keep themself clean. 
  • Cat is a carnivore and eats chicken, mouse, small birds, insects and fish. 
  • A group of cats is called a clowder.
  • A baby cat is called a kitten. 
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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
    Hindi गिनी सूअर (Ginee sooar)
    Bengali গিনিপিগ (Ginipiga)
    Tamil கினிப் பன்றிகள் (Kiṉip paṉṟikaḷ)
    Kannada ಗಿನಿಯಿಲಿಗಳು (Giniyiligaḷu)
    Marathi गिनिया डुकरांना (Giniyā ḍukarānnā)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Guinea pig is a small furry rodent.
    • Guinea pig is a tailless rodent.
    • Guinea pig is a friendly pet.
    • Guinea pigs eat hay, grass, fruits etc.
    • Guinea pigs are in brown, black, white colours etc. 
    • Guinea pig sleep only for short periods.

    4-6 yrs

    • Guinea pig is an active little rodent.
    • Guinea pigs have a well-developed sense of hearing, smell, and touch. 
    • Guinea pigs sleep with their eyes open or closed.
    • Guinea pigs have poor eyesight. 
    • Guinea pigs are herbivores and eat hay, grass, fruits and vegetables.
    • Guinea pigs communicate with many sounds including meowing, purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking and grunting.
    • 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 Eating Carrot
    Dwarf Bunny
    Baby Rabbit
    Rabbit Video

    Rabbit in Indian Languages
    Hindi खरगोश (Kharagosh)
    Bengali খরগোশ (Kharagōśa)
    Tamil முயல் (Muyal)
    Kannada ಮೊಲ (Mola)
    Marathi ससा (Sasā)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Rabbit is a soft and furry animal.
    • Rabbit has large ears and a small tail.
    • Rabbit has four short legs.
    • Rabbit can leap forward because of its strong hind legs. 
    • Rabbits are in white, black, brown colours etc.
    • It is popularly called as “Bunny”.

    4-6 yrs

    • Rabbit is a furry animal with short tails, whiskers and long ears.
    • Rabbits are highly social creatures. 
    • Rabbit’s eyes are on the sides of their head.
    • Rabbit has a sharp vision.
    • They see any danger from very long distance.
    • Rabbit is a herbivore, it eats grass, leaves, fruits, vegetables etc.
    • Rabbits communicate using many sounds including hissing, snorting, purring, hissing, growling, grunting, squealing etc.
    • A group of rabbits is known as a colony or nest.
    • A male rabbit is called a buck and a female rabbit is called a doe.
    • A baby rabbit is called a kit or kitten.

    5. Squirrel

    Chipmunk Squirrel
    Red Squirrel
    Squirrel Video

    Squirrel in Indian Languages
    Hindi गिलहरी (Gilaharee)
    Bengali কাঠবিড়াল (Kāṭhabiṛāla)
    Tamil அணில் (Aṇil)
    Kannada ಅಳಿಲು (Aḷilu)
    Marathi गिलहरी (Gilaharī)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Squirrel is a rodent.
    • Squirrel has big eyes and bushy tails.
    • Squirrels climb trees.
    • In the wild, they live in trees or burrow. 
    • Pet squirrel lives in a cage.
    • Squirrels dig holes in gardens in search of fruit and nuts.
    • They also hide food inside the holes to survive winters.

    4-6 yrs

    • Squirrel is a rodent with big eyes and bushy tails.
    • Squirrel’s large eyes help them to climb trees and stay away from predators.
    • Squirrels communicate by chirping sounds and by tail movement. 
    • Squirrels are omnivores, they eat seeds, nuts, fruits, eggs, small insects etc.
    • There are three types of squirrels: ground squirrels, tree squirrels and flying squirrels.
    • Flying squirrels don’t fly. 
    • They extend their arms and legs and leap from tree to tree.
    • 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
    Hindi फैंसी माउस (Phainsee maus)
    Bengali অভিনব মাউস (Abhinaba mā’usa)
    Tamil ஆடம்பரமான எலி (Āṭamparamāṉa eli)
    Kannada ಅಲಂಕಾರಿಕ ಮೌಸ್  (Alaṅkārika maus) 
    Marathi फॅन्सी माउस (Phĕnsī mā’usa)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A fancy mouse is a rodent.
    • It has rounded ears and a long tail.
    • It is in white, brown and grey colours. 
    • A fancy mouse can jump and climb.
    • A fancy mouse is a good swimmer.
    • Fancy mouse eats fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains.

    4-6 yrs

    • A fancy mouse is a loving and playful little pet.
    • A fancy mouse is a rodent with a pointed nose, rounded ears and long tail.
    • A fancy mouse is active at night and sleeps through the day.
    • It has poor eyesight.
    • It has a good sense of smell and hearing.
    • A fancy mouse is an omnivore, it eats plants, seeds, insects  etc.
    • A male mouse is called a buck, a female mouse is called a doe.
    • A baby fancy mouse is called a pinky or a kitten.

    7. Cow

    Red Sindhi Cow
    Holstein Cow
    Angus Cow
    Bullock cart
    Cow Video

    Cow in Indian Languages
    Hindi गाय (Gaay)
    Bengali গাভী (Gābhī)
    Tamil மாடு (Māṭu)
    Kannada ಹಸು (Hasu)
    Marathi गाय (Gāya)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A cow is a helpful domestic animal.
    • A cow has two horns and a long tail.
    • A cow eats grass, hay, vegetables etc.
    • A cow gives us milk.
    • Cow’s milk helps us to stay healthy.
    • Cow dung is used as a manure.

    4-6 yrs

    • A cow is a domestic animal which is mainly used for milk and dairy products.
    • A cow is a herbivore, it eats fresh grass, husk, grain, vegetables etc.
    • Cows are a female class of mammals. Males are called a bull. 
    • A bull is used to carry the load, drive the cart and plough the land. 
    • A baby of a cow is called a calf.
    • A group of cows is called a herd.
    • A cow makes “Moo” sound.
    • Cow is the sacred animal of India. 
    • Cow dung is used as manure and dried cow dung is used as fuel.
    • Cow’s skin is used to make bags, shoes, belt, wallet etc.
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    8. Buffalo

    Buffalo and Baby buffalo
    Buffalo Video

    Buffalo in Indian Languages
    Hindi भेंस (Bhens)
    Bengali মহিষ (Mahiṣa)
    Tamil எருமை (Erumai)
    Kannada ಎಮ್ಮೆ (Em’me)
    Marathi म्हशी (Mhaśī)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A buffalo is a very useful domestic animal.
    • Buffalo has a long tail and two horns.
    • Buffalo is brown, black or dark grey in colour.
    • Buffalo has a big hump on their back.
    • Buffalo eats grass and plants.

    4-6 yrs

    • Buffalo is a large mammal with curved horns. 
    • Buffalo use it’s horn to protect itself from danger and to dig holes in the mud to take rest.
    • Buffalo helps human with their horns, milk, meat, ploughing and transportation.
    • Buffalo is a herbivorous animal i.e. it eats grass, plants, fruits, vegetables etc.
    • Buffalo is a very good swimmer, it can swim in deep water in search of food.
    • Buffalo makes a “Grunting” sound.
    • The male buffalo is called as a “Bull Buffalo” and a female buffalo is called as a “Cow Buffalo”.
    • A baby buffalo is called a calf.
    • Buffaloes live in a group called a herd.

    9. Sheep

    Sheep on Meadows
    White Ram
    Herd of Sheep
    Sheep Video

    Sheep in Indian Languages
    Hindi भेड़ (Bhed)
    Bengali মেষ (Mēṣa)
    Tamil செம்மறியாடு (Cem’maṟiyāṭu)
    Kannada ಕುರಿಗಳು (Kurigaḷu)
    Marathi मेंढी (Mēṇḍhī)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Sheep has a thick woollen coat.
    • Sheep’s woollen coat is soft and long.
    • Sheep has four legs.
    • Each leg has two toes.
    • Sheep gives wool, meat and milk. 
    • The wool is used to make cloth.
    • Sheep graze on the field and eat grass.

    4-6 yrs

    • Sheep has a thick coat of fleece on its body.
    • Fleece is removed from the sheep and made into wool.
    • The process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is removed is called sheep shearing. 
    • Sheep’s wool is used to make sweaters, blankets and other clothes.
    • Sheep is a herbivore, it eats grass and plants.
    • A male sheep is called a ram, female sheep is called a ewe.
    • A baby sheep is called a lamb.
    • A group of sheep is called a flock, herd or drove.
    • Female sheep make a sound called bleat to keep track of her young one.

    10. Pig

    White Pig
    Duroc Pig
    Hampshire Pig
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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
    Hindi सूअर (Sooar)
    Bengali শূকর (Śūkara)
    Tamil பன்றி (Paṉṟi)
    Kannada ಹಂದಿ (Handi)
    Marathi डुक्कर (Ḍukkara)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Pig has a long and pointed head.
    • Pig has short legs and a curly tail.
    • Pig is an intelligent animal.
    • Pig uses its nose to search and find food.
    • A pig can run fast for a short distance.

    4-6 yrs

    • Pig is a medium-sized animal having pink, grey, brown or black skin. 
    • Pig is an omnivorous animal,  it eats fruits, vegetable, small insects and fishes.
    • Pig has a good sense of direction and has found their way over great distances.
    • Pig roll in mud to keep bugs away from its skin and to protect the skin from sunlight.
    • Farmers keep pigs in a sty or pigsty.
    • A sty or pigpen is a small outdoor surrounded by the barrier for raising domestic pigs as livestock.
    • Pig makes “oink” sound.
    • A male pig is called boar, a female pig is called a sow.
    • A baby pig is called a piglet.
    • 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

    Red Goat with Horns
    White Goat
    Baby Goat
    Goat Video

    Goat in Indian Languages
    Hindi बकरा (Bakara)
    Bengali ছাগল (Chāgala)
    Tamil ஆடு (Āṭu)
    Kannada ಮೇಕೆ (Mēke)
    Marathi शेळी (Śēḷī)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A goat has four legs and a small tail.
    • A goat has horns and a beard on its chin. 
    • Goat is raised for its milk and meat.
    • Goat lives in mountains as well as in fields.
    • Goat is a very good climber.
    • Goat is a great pack animal.

    4-6 yrs

    • Goat is a mammal with horns and cloven hooves.
    • Goat is a herbivorous animal, it eats plants, trees, hay and grains.
    • Goats don’t like to get wet and seek shelter when it’s raining.
    • A male goat is called a buck or billy. A female goat is called a doe or nanny.
    • A baby goat is called a “kid.”
    • A group of goats is called a tribe or a trip.
    • The goat makes a “Bleat” sound.
    • There are two types of goats: domestic goats and mountain goats. 
    • The domestic goat is raised as a farm animal.
    • Mountain goat lives in steep, rocky and in mountain areas. 
    • Mountain goats are very good climbers and can climb steep cliffs, dams etc.

    12. Llama

    White Llama
    Llama Group
    Llama Video

    Llama in Indian Languages
    Hindi लामा (Laama)
    Tamil பொதி ஒட்டகம் (Poti oṭṭakam)
    Kannada ಲಾಮಾ (Lāmā)
    Marathi लामा (Lāmā)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Llama’s body is covered with wool.
    • This wool can be in different colours: black, white, grey and brown, with a different pattern.
    • Llama’s wool is used to make clothes, blankets and hats.
    • Domestic llama lives in ranches and farms.
    • Llama is a good guard animal.
    • Farmers use “guard llamas” to protect their farm animals.

    4-6 yrs

    • Llama is a  big and tall mammal covered with wool.
    • Llama has excellent eyesight, sense of smell and hearing.
    • Llama’s fleece is used to make clothing and it is also an excellent guard animal.
    • Llama is used to carry loads. It is a pack animal.
    • Llama is a herbivore, it eats grass, ferns and hay.
    • Llamas communicate by humming. They also communicate with their tails, ears and body postures. 
    • A male llama is called a stud. 
    • A baby llama is called a cria.
    • A group of llamas is called a herd. 
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    13. 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
    Hindi घोड़ा (Ghoda)
    Bengali ঘোড়া (Ghōṛā)
    Tamil குதிரை (Kutirai)
    Kannada ಕುದುರೆ (Kudure)
    Marathi घोडा (Ghōḍā)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A horse is a tall animal with a bushy tail.
    • A horse is white or black or maroon in colour. 
    • A horse is used to pull and carry heavy loads.
    • People sit on the horse and travel from one place to another. 
    • A horse can sleep standing up or lying down.
    • Horses eat grass, hay, grains, fruits and vegetables.  

    4-6 yrs

    • A horse is a large and strong four-legged mammal.
    • 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.
    • A horse can communicate using their ears and eyes.
    • The sound that a horse makes is called a neigh.
    • A horse is a major form of transportation for humans. 
    • 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.

    14. Camel

    Single Hump Camel
    Two Hump Camel
    Camels Caravan
    Camel Video

    Camel in Indian Languages
    Hindi ऊंट (Oont)
    Bengali উট (Uṭa)
    Tamil ஒட்டகம் (Oṭṭakam)
    Kannada ಒಂಟೆ (Oṇṭe)
    Marathi उंट (Uṇṭa)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Camel has tall legs and a long neck.
    • Camel has one or two humps on its back.
    • Camels provide milk, meat and hair/wool.
    • Camels live in deserts.
    • Camel is used to carry a heavy load.
    • Camel eats dry grass, leaves, grains, oats etc.
    • Camel is called the ship of the desert.

    4-6 yrs

    • A camel is a large animal with thick brown fur.
    • Camels live in the desert. 
    • Camel’s thick fur protects them from heat during the day and keeps them warm at night. 
    • Camel has one or two humps on its back.
    • One humped camel is called a dromedary and two-humped camel is called a bactrian.
    • Camels do not store water in its hump – it stores fat. 
    • This fat can be converted to water or energy when required. 
    • Camels can survive up to six months without food or water by using the stored fat.
    • Camel makes a “Grunting” sound.
    • A male camel is called a bull, a female camel is called a cow and a baby camel is called a calf.
    • A group of camels is called a caravan, flock, train or herd.

    15. Donkey

    Grey Donkey
    Donkey with Load
    Donkey Video

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    Donkey Grazing with Sheep | Youtube

    Donkey in the Farm | Youtube

    Donkey Braying | Shutterstock

    Donkey in Indian Languages
    Hindi गधा (Gadha)
    Bengali গাধা (Gādhā)
    Tamil கழுதை (Kaḻutai)
    Kannada ಕತ್ತೆ (Katte)
    Marathi गाढव (Gāḍhava)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • A donkey has grey or brown fur.
    • Donkey is used as work animals. 
    • Donkey carries goods, plough fields and draws water. 
    • Donkey eats grass, hay, straw and barley.

    4-6 yrs

    • Donkey is an animal related to horses.
    • Donkey is smaller than a horse.  
    • Donkey is a herbivore, it eats straw, barley, hay, grass, bread, carrots, apples etc.
    • Donkey is the tame animal, it is used for carrying a load, pulling a carriage or ploughing a field. 
    • Donkey is also used as guard animals for sheep and cattle. 
    • Donkey makes a loud braying sound.
    • A male donkey is called a jack, a female is called a jenny or jennet and a baby donkey is called a foal.
    • A group of donkeys is called a drove or herd.
    • Donkey is also called as burro or ass.
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    16. Yak

    Brown Yak
    Yak with Load
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    White and Black Yak | Shutterstock

    Yak Calf | Shutterstock

    Yak Video

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    Himalayan Yaks Grazing | Shutterstock

    Yaks Carrying Load | Youtube

    Yak Facts | Wiz Science

    Yak in Indian Languages
    Hindi याक (Yaak)
    Bengali চমর (Camara)
    Tamil யாக் (Yāk)
    Kannada ಯಾಕ್ (Yāk)
    Marathi याक (Yāka)
    Talking Points

    3-4 yrs

    • Yak is a large and long-haired animal.
    • Yak has a bushy tail and horn.
    • Yak has a hump on its back. 
    • Yak live in cold places.
    • Yak provides milk, meat and wool.
    • Yak carries load over a long distance.

    4-6 yrs

    • Yak is a large, long-haired animal with humped shoulders. 
    • Body of the yak is covered with a long and thick coat. 
    • Yak can be brown, black or white in colour.
    • Yak is a work animal, it carries load over long distances for two or three days.
    • Yak is a herbivore, it eats grass, herbs, lichens and wildflowers.
    • A yak makes “Moo” sound.
    • A male yak is called yak. A female yak is called a dri and a baby yak is called a calf.
    • A group of yaks is called a herd. 

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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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