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Animals Sound in English for Kids

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Kids Awareness to Animal Sounds

Growing up, a kid should be aware of the sounds which they hear on a daily basis. From an early age, they should be introduced to the sounds which are created by the animals. Starting off, they should know who barks and who mews.


As parents and teachers, we want our kids to develop in an all-around manner so that the inclusion of animal sounds in their awareness system should be a part of their learning process. Thus, we introduce this article “Animals Sound in English” where the kids can learn the various sounds of animals. 


Know the Sounds of Each of These Animals


Animal Sounds


Animal Sounds 


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Let us study the interesting sounds made by the animals. Given below are the names of the animals and their sounds. Read it aloud.

Animals

Sounds

Apes

gibber

Bats

screech

Bears

growl

Bees

hum and buzz

Birds

chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle

Calves

bleat

Camels

grunt

Cats

mew, purr, meow, hiss, yowl

Cattle

moo, low, bawl (calf), bellow (bull)

Chicks

cheep

Chickens

cluck, cackle

Cocks

crow

Cows

low, moo

Crickets

chirp, creak

Crows

caw

Deers

bell

Dogs

bark

Dolphins

click

Donkeys

bray

Doves

coo

Ducks

quack

Eagles

scream

Elephants

trumpet, roar

Flies

buzz, hum

Foxes

bark, yelp, simper

Frogs

croak

Giraffes

bleat

Goats

bleat

Geese

cackle, quack

Grasshoppers

chirp

Hamsters

squeak

Hares

squeak

Hens

cackle, cluck

Humans

whisper, whistle, cry, scream, sing, talk

Hogs

grunt

Horses

neigh, snort, whinny, nicker

Hummingbirds

hum

Hyenas

laugh, scream

Jackals

howl

Kangaroos

chortle

Koalas

scream, bellow, wail

Lambs

bleat

Larks

sing, warble

Lions

roar, growl

Mice

squeak and squeal

Monkeys

chatter, gibber, whoop, screech

Mosquitoes

whine

Nightingales

pipe, sing, warble

Ostriches

chirp, bark, hiss, low hum

Owls

hoot, scream, screech, shriek

Oxen

bellow, low

Parrots

talk, screech, squawk

Peacocks

scream

Pigs

snort, grunt, squeal, oink

Pigeons

coo

Rabbits

squeak, drum

Rats

squeak

Ravens

croak

Rhinoceros

bellow

Rooster

crow

Seagulls

scream, squawk

Seals

bark

Sheep

bleat

Snakes

hiss

Tigers

growl, roar

Turkeys

gobble

Vultures

scream

Whales

sing

Wolves

howl, cry, yell

Zebras

whinny


Make Sentences with the Sound of Animals

  1. Meow: The cat was crying “Meow Meow! Let me out!” 

  2. Barking: The dogs were barking in the deserted streets.

  3. Growled: The tigress growled at the visitors at the zoo. 

  4. Hiss: The snakes on the tree made hiss sounds.

  5. Sing: Do whales actually sing when they communicate?

  6. Howling: The wolves were howling all night long over the hills.

  7. Screaming: The vultures were screaming in the sky. 

  8. Roar: The roar of the Royal Bengal Tiger is heard in this forest. 

  9. Squeaking: What is the squeaking sound coming underneath the chair? Is it a Rat!

  10. Cooed: The pigeons cooed on the ceiling at my grandma’s place. 

  11. Bleating: The goats were bleating loud at night. 

  12. Mooing: The cows were mooing while grazing the fields. 


It was indeed a long list of the sounds of animals! And, we know the different types of sounds in English and also know many animals with the help of the chart studied above. It will not only help us to increase kids’ vocabulary but also introduce different sounds. 


Animals That Produce No Sound

Some animal species do not produce any sound, despite the fact that the majority of animal species can, either vocally or mechanically. Moving animals will always generate sounds with their bodies, but this is unconscious sound production. The animal frequently makes mechanical sounds on purpose.


Snails, slugs, and worms do not actively produce sound as a means of communication. The only sound they are known to make is when they move and their bodies rub against the ground.


Jellyfish are another example of an aquatic animal that does not make noise on purpose. While swimming, they can produce sound waves with their tentacles or bell, although this is unconscious sound production. Jellyfish cannot communicate because they lack a brain capable of generating the complex patterns of behaviour required to generate sound.


Summary

In the English language, the animal sound or onomatopoeia help in understanding and enhancing pronunciation. Generally, animals make two types of sounds vocal and mechanical. Different animals produce different sounds. Even though the majority of animal species can, either vocally or mechanically, some do not create any sound. Moving creatures will constantly make sounds with their bodies, although this is unconscious. Intentionally, the animal frequently makes mechanical sounds.


Snails, jellyfish slugs, and worms are some examples of animals that do not produce sound to communicate.

FAQs on Animals Sound in English for Kids

1. Suggest some good books for the kids to learn the animal sounds.

Some good books for kids to learn the animal sounds are as follows:

  • Noisy Baby Animals

  • Baby Farm Animals

  • Sound Book

  • The Little Book of Safari Animal Sounds

  • Noisy Farm.

2. Define animals for kids.

Animals are living things like plants and human beings. They also require food and water to live. Unlike plants, animals do not cook their own food. They feed on other plants and animals. Animals are sensitive to their environment and can move around easily like human beings. 

3. How many sounds can a dog make?

Dogs may know 100 words, but they can only vocalize about 15 different sounds. Cats may only understand 25 to 35 words, but they can make about 100 different vocalizations.