Animal Body Parts

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Unlike humans, animals may have different body parts such as a tail or a pouch. There are multiple reasons why knowing how to talk about these animal body parts might be important such as at the zoo, for your job or in day to day conversation. Not only will learning the names of animal body parts give you a larger English vocabulary but it will also help you in sounding more like a native speaker.

Animal Body Parts

Learn these parts of an animal to improve and enhance your English vocabulary.

Parts of a Turtle

  • Head
  • Eye
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Mandible
  • Neck
  • Front leg
  • Tail
  • Pygal shield
  • Claw
  • Marginal shield
  • Hind leg
  • Costal shell
  • Vertebral shell
  • Nuchal shell

Parts of a Dog

  • Eye
  • Cheek
  • Tongue
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Claw
  • Paw
  • Toes
  • Hock
  • Tail
  • Abdomen (belly)
  • Thigh
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Nose
  • Muzzle
  • Ear
  • Whiskers

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Parts of a Duck

  • Eye
  • Cheek
  • Tongue
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Claw
  • Paw
  • Toes
  • Hock
  • Tail
  • Abdomen (belly)
  • Thigh
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Nose
  • Muzzle
  • Ear
  • Whiskers

Parts of a Horse

  • Poll
  • Crest
  • Shoulder
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Loin
  • Croup
  • Dock
  • Tail
  • Point of hip
  • Thigh
  • Gaskin
  • Hock
  • Stifle
  • Belly
  • Chest
  • Throat latch
  • Neck
  • Breast
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Knee
  • Cannon
  • Coronet
  • Ergot
  • Heel
  • Pastern
  • Hoof
  • Ear
  • Forehead
  • Eye
  • Nostril
  • Muzzle
  • Lips
  • Chin

Parts of a Bird

  • Forehead
  • Beak
  • Chin
  • Eye
  • Throat
  • Wing
  • Thigh
  • Tarsus
  • Foot
  • Undertail feathers
  • Tail
  • Uppertail feathers
  • Rump
  • Back
  • Nape
  • Crown

Parts of a Cow

  • Ear
  • Horn
  • Forehead
  • Eye
  • Nostril
  • Muzzle
  • Neck
  • Dewlap
  • Shoulder
  • Brisket
  • Forearm
  • Knee
  • Hoof
  • Dewclaw
  • Chest floor
  • Elbow
  • Fore udder
  • Teat
  • Toes
  • Heel
  • Hock
  • Stifle
  • Switch
  • Flank
  • Thigh
  • Tail
  • Back
  • Withers
  • Hook
  • Loin

Parts of a Goat

  • Neck
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Horn
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Nostril
  • Muzzle
  • Jaw
  • Throat
  • Shoulder
  • Brisket
  • Elbow
  • Foreleg
  • Knee
  • Front cannon
  • Hoof
  • Pastern
  • Heel
  • Dewclaw
  • Flank
  • Stifle
  • Teat
  • Rump
  • Hip
  • Tail
  • Thigh
  • Udder
  • Hock
  • Rear cannon

Parts of a Crab

  • Claw or chela
  • Antenna
  • Eyes
  • Walking legs
  • Abdomen
  • Swimming legs
  • Dactyl
  • Propodus
  • Carpus
  • Merus
  • Cephalothorax

Parts of a Bee

  • Forewing
  • Compound eye
  • Mandibles
  • Head
  • Thorax
  • Tongue
  • Foreleg
  • Middle leg
  • Hindleg
  • Spiracle
  • Abdomen
  • Hindwing
  • Antenna

Parts of a Chicken

  • Comb
  • Eye
  • Hackles
  • Wing
  • Tail
  • Thigh
  • Foot
  • Wattle
  • Beak
  • Claw

Parts of a Cat

  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Nose
  • Whisker
  • Mouth
  • Fur
  • Tail
  • Paw
  • Claw

Parts of a Fish

  • Lateral line
  • Caudal fin
  • Anal fin
  • Pelvic fin
  • Pectoral fin
  • Gill
  • Gill cover
  • Mouth
  • Eye
  • Nostril
  • Dorsal fins
  • Scales

Parts of an Elephant

  • Eye
  • Trunk
  • Tusk
  • Leg
  • Toe
  • TailEar

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As you well know, animals have greatly different bodies from humans and in some cases they have body parts which are exclusive to them. When learning body parts, you may not have learnt ones which only animals have but this is an important thing to have in your vocabulary. For example, if you move to an English speaking country and need to take your pet to the vet, you may need to talk about the parts of its body. Use this section to educate yourself on all the animal body parts you will ever need to know.