Animal Sounds List From A - Z
Animal sounds are some of the first words toddlers say when learning to speak. A child looks at a picture of a cow, says the word "moo", or sees a picture of a dog, and says "woof" - this is the beginning of learning how to speak their first words, which leads to learning how to read.
The more an animal needs other members of its species to survive, the more complicated its communication will be. Did you know that adult cats use meows mainly to communicate with people and rarely with other cats?
Even though animals don't speak like humans do (in words), it doesn't mean they don't communicate.
For many species, much of their communication is non-verbal. For example, apes are very intelligent but send many messages to each other by gesturing with their hands, arms, and heads. Most animals do make some sounds, but the vocal structures they use are different, and that's how they make different sounds.
Creatures of 1 species sometimes understand the "talk" of a different species. If a bird makes an alarm call, other forest creatures become silent. It is as though the forest animals are waiting to see what the danger might be.
chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle
mew, purr, meow, hiss, yowl
moo, low, bawl (calf), bellow (bull)
bellow (buck), bleat (doe, fawn)
bark, howl, growl, bay
bark, yelp, simper
neigh, snort, whinny, nicker
scream, bellow, wail
chatter, gibber, whoop, screech
pipe, sing, warble
chirp, bark, hiss, low hum
hoot, scream, screech, shriek
talk, screech, squawk
snort, grunt, squeal, oink
squeak, grunt, hiss, cluck, growl
howl, cry, yell