45 French Forest Animals Names 🦌

Author: Eliane

Learn the French forest animal names presented as a simple French vocabulary list with English translations.

Here are some of the animals you could find in a French forest. Would you like me make a better list? Please add suggestion in French with English translation in the comment and I’ll add them to the list! Thank you!

20 Common French Forest Animals Names

These animals you could pretty much find in any French forest. If you come for an French immersion stay in my house, you may see them!

  1. Une biche = a doe
  2. Un chevreuil = a roe deer
  3. Un cerf = deer
  4. Un écureuil = a squirrel
  5. Un rat = rat
  6. Un rat d’eau = water rat
  7. Une souris = mouse
  8. Une fouine= a weasel
  9. Un lièvre = a hare
  10. Un lapin = a rabbit
  11. Un blaireau = a badger
  12. Un sanglier = a boar
  13. Un renard = a fox
  14. Un hérisson = a hedgehog
  15. Une chauve-souris = a bat
  16. Une couleuvre = corn snake (a non venomous snake)
  17. Un putois = a skunk
  18. Une taupe = a mole
  19. Une grenouille = a frog
  20. Un crapaud = a toad
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15 French Forest Birds Names

  1. Un oiseau = a bird (plural: des oiseaux with a silent x)
  2. Une pie = magpie
  3. Un pic vert = woodpecker
  4. Un hibou = owl
  5. Un canard = duck
  6. Une poule d’eau = gallinule (a sort of aquatique bird)
  7. Un héron = heron
  8. Un corbeau = raven
  9. Une corneille = small crow
  10. Un merle = blackbird
  11. Un pigeon sauvage = wild pigeon
  12. Une tourterelle = dove
  13. Une chouette = small owl
  14. Un rapace = prey bird
  15. Un faucon = hawk

10 Rare French Forest Animals Names

Here are some animals you could find in some specific forests of France, but that are not really common.

  1. Une loutre = an otter
  2. Un castor = a beaver
  3. Un raton laveur = a raccoon
  4. Un loup = wolf
  5. Un bouquetin = ibex, mountain sheep
  6. Un lynx = lynx
  7. Un ours = bear
  8. Une vipère = viper
  9. Un vautour = vulture
  10. Un aigle = eagle
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