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Playing games with your family is a great way to bond with them. One refreshing game that will surely make for a hilariously fun family time is the all-time favorite, classic Charades Game! Charades have stood the test of time and are still currently played in parties, offices, classrooms, and households.

There are many categories you can choose from when playing Charades. One of the most popular ones is the Animal Charades Game. Take your family game night to the next level by playing Animal Charades!

How to Play Animal Charades Game

Before you play the game, you should prepare a list of words related to animals to be used for each round. You can choose to agree on the category to be played in order to narrow down the possible answers, thereby giving a little hint to the players.

Here are some sample categories you can use for your game of Animal Charades:


  • animal sounds
  • famous cartoon animals
  • farm animals
  • farmyard animals
  • animal actions
  • animal behavior
  • common animal types
  • forest animals
  • jungle animals
  • ocean animals
  • bird animals
  • favorite animals
  • pet animals
  • Lion King
  • Mickey Mouse and Friends
  • Disney Animals
  • Pixar Animals
  • Paw Patrol
  • Toy Story Animals
  • Barbie Animals

The main game rules for the original Charades, which are pretty easy and simple to follow, will apply to Animal Charades. The goal is for players to guess the words/phrases acted out by a volunteer player within a given number of minutes (usually 2-3 minutes). The volunteer is not allowed to make any sound, utter any word or point to any object. A correct guess corresponds to a point/score.

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Best Animal Charades Ideas

In order to make the most of your Animal Charades Game, you need to have the best animal charades ideas that will hook people into watching your game and taking part in the game. This is no time for those simple and mundane humdrums of animals. It’s time to get creative!

Here is a list of animal ideas that will surely turn your ordinary game night into the best game night in history:


  • Aardvark
  • Aardwolf
  • Abyssinian
  • Addax
  • Adelie Penguin
  • Affenpinscher
  • Afghan Hound
  • African Bullfrog
  • African Bush Elephant
  • African Civet
  • African Clawed Frog
  • African Forest Elephant
  • African Grey Parrot
  • African Palm Civet
  • African Penguin
  • African Tree Toad
  • African Wild Dog
  • Aidi
  • Ainu
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Airedoodle
  • Akbash
  • Akita
  • Akita Shepherd
  • Alabai
  • Alaskan Husky
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Alaskan Shepherd
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Albatross
  • Aldabra Giant Tortoise
  • Alligator
  • Alligator Gar
  • Alpaca
  • Alpine Dachsbracke
  • Alpine Goat
  • Alusky
  • Amazon Parrot
  • Amazon River Dolphin (Pink Dolphin)
  • Ambrosia Beetle
  • American Alsatian
  • American Bulldog
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • American Cockroach
  • American Coonhound
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • American Foxhound
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • American Leopard Hound
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pygmy Goat
  • American Robin
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Toad
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Amur Leopard
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Anchovies
  • Angelfish
  • Anglerfish
  • Angora Goat
  • Ant
  • Antarctic scale worm
  • Anteater
  • Antelope
  • Appenzeller Dog
  • Apple Head Chihuahua
  • Arapaima
  • Arctic Fox
  • Arctic Hare
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Arizona Bark Scorpion
  • Armadillo
  • Armadillo Lizard
  • Armyworm
  • Babirusa
  • Baboon
  • Bactrian Camel
  • Badger
  • Baiji
  • Bald Eagle
  • Baleen Whale
  • Balinese
  • Balkan Lynx
  • Banana Ball Python
  • Banana Spider
  • Banded Palm Civet
  • Banded Water Snake
  • Bandicoot
  • Banjo Catfish
  • Barb
  • Barbet
  • Barn Owl
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barnacle
  • Barracuda
  • Barramundi Fish
  • Barred Owl
  • Basenji Dog
  • Basilisk Lizard
  • Basking Shark
  • Bassador
  • Basset Fauve de Bretagne
  • Basset Hound
  • Bassetoodle
  • Bat
  • Bavarian Mountain Hound
  • Bea-Tzu
  • Beabull
  • Beagador
  • Beagle
  • Beagle Shepherd
  • Beaglier
  • Beago
  • Bear
  • Bearded Collie
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Bearded Vulture
  • Beaski
  • Beauceron
  • Beaver
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bee
  • Beefalo
  • Beetle
  • Belgian Shepherd
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Beluga Sturgeon
  • Bengal Tiger
  • Bergamasco
  • Berger Picard
  • Bernedoodle
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bernese Shepherd
  • Betta Fish
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Bilby
  • Bird
  • Bird Of Paradise
  • Birman
  • Biscuit Beetle
  • Bison
  • Cactus Mouse
  • Caecilian
  • Caiman
  • Caiman Lizard
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Camel
  • Camel Cricket
  • Camel Spider
  • Canaan Dog
  • Canada Lynx
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Canadian Horse
  • Cane Corso
  • Caterpillar
  • Catfish
  • Cava Tzu
  • Cavador
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Cavapoo
  • Centipede
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Cesky Terrier
  • Chameleon
  • Chickadee
  • Chicken
  • Chihuahua
  • Chimaera
  • Chimpanzee
  • Dalmadoodle
  • Dalmador
  • Dalmatian
  • Deer
  • Deer Head Chihuahua
  • Desert Locust
  • Desert Rain Frog
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Deutsche Bracke
  • Dhole
  • Dik-Dik
  • Dingo
  • Dolphin
  • Donkey
  • Dorgi
  • Dorkie
  • Dormouse
  • Double Doodle
  • Douc
  • Dragonfish
  • Dragonfly
  • Drever
  • Drum Fish
  • Duck
  • Dung Beetle
  • Dunker
  • Dusky Dolphin
  • Dwarf Crocodile
  • Dwarf Hamster
  • Eagle
  • Earthworm
  • Earwig
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Fence Lizard
  • Eastern Glass Lizard
  • Eastern Gorilla
  • Eastern Indigo Snake
  • Eastern Lowland Gorilla
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Rat snake
  • Echidna
  • Edible Frog
  • Eel
  • Egyptian Cobra
  • Egyptian Mau
  • Eland
  • Electric Eel
  • Elephant
  • Elephant Seal
  • Elephant Shrew
  • Elk
  • Falcon
  • Fallow deer
  • False Killer Whale
  • False Widow Spider
  • Fangtooth
  • Feist
  • Fennec Fox
  • Ferret
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Fiddler Crab
  • Field Spaniel
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Fin Whale
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Fire salamander
  • Fire-Bellied Toad
  • Firefly
  • Fish
  • Fisher Cat
  • Fishing Cat
  • Flamingo
  • Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Flea
  • Florida Gar
  • Florida Panther
  • Flounder
  • Flowerhorn Fish
  • Fluke Fish (summer flounder)
  • Fly
  • Flying Fish
  • Gaboon Viper
  • Galapagos Penguin
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Gar
  • Garden Eel
  • Garter Snake
  • Gazelle
  • Gecko
  • Genet
  • Haddock
  • Hagfish
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Hamster
  • Harbor Seal
  • Hardhead Catfish
  • Hare
  • Harp Seal
  • Harpy Eagle
  • Harrier
  • Harris Hawk
  • Havanese
  • Ibex
  • Ibis
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Iguana
  • Immortal Jellyfish
  • Impala
  • Imperial Moth
  • Indian Cobra
  • Indian Elephant
  • Indian Giant Squirrel
  • Indian Palm Squirrel
  • Jackabee
  • Jackal
  • Jackrabbit
  • Jaguar
  • Jaguarundi Cat
  • Japanese Beetle
  • Japanese Chin
  • Japanese Macaque
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Japanese Squirrel
  • Japanese Terrier
  • Jellyfish
  • Killer Whale
  • Kinder Goat
  • King Cobra
  • King Crab
  • King Penguin
  • King Shepherd
  • Kingfisher
  • Kinkajou
  • Kit Fox
  • Kiwi
  • Koala
  • Labradoodle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Labraheeler
  • Ladybug
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • LaMancha Goat
  • Lamprey
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Lapponian Herder
  • Lazarus Lizard
  • Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  • Leech
  • Marsh Frog
  • Mastador
  • Mastiff
  • Mayfly
  • Meagle
  • Mealybug
  • Meerkat
  • Megalodon
  • Naked Mole Rat
  • Narwhal
  • Natterjack
  • Neanderthal
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Nebelung
  • Newfoundland
  • Newfypoo
  • Newt
  • Nigerian Goat
  • Nightingale
  • Opossum
  • Orang-utan
  • Orb Weaver
  • Oscar Fish
  • Ostrich
  • Otter
  • Otterhound
  • Ox
  • Oyster
  • Pig
  • Pigeon
  • Pika
  • Pike Fish
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Pine Marten
  • Pine Snake
  • Piranha
  • Quail
  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Raccoon Dog
  • Radiated Tortoise
  • Ragamuffin
  • Ragdoll
  • Raggle
  • Rainbow Boa
  • Rat
  • Rat Terrier
  • Rattlesnake
  • Sea Dragon
  • Sea Eagle
  • Sea Lion
  • Sea Otter
  • Sea Slug
  • Sea Squirt
  • Sea Turtle
  • Sea Urchin
  • Seagull
  • Seahorse
  • Seal
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Tick
  • Tiffany
  • Tiger
  • Tiger Beetle
  • Tiger Moth
  • Tiger Salamander
  • Tiger Shark
  • Vampire Bat
  • Vampire Squid
  • Wildebeest
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • Wolf
  • Wolf Eel
  • Wolf Spider
  • Wolffish
  • Wolverine
  • Yak
  • Zebra

👉 For more ideas for kids, here is our kid-friendly version of charades!


Easy Animal Charades for Kids

If your Animal Charades has kid players then you should also prepare a list that’s pretty much appropriate for their age. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you only need to pick out the most common animals because children nowadays are so much more brilliant and smart than we give them credit for! Thank you, modern technology!

Here are some of the easy animal charades ideas you can let the kids use for their game of Animal Charades:


  • Chicken
  • Pug
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Unicorn
  • Slug
  • Snail
  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Sheep
  • Horse
  • Squirrel
  • Turtle
  • Dolphin
  • Cat
  • Labrador
  • Dog
  • Chow Chow
  • Elephant
  • Meerkats
  • Polar Bear
  • Rabbit
  • Koala
  • Parrot
  • Raven
  • Chimpanzee
  • Frog
  • Rat
  • Mouse
  • Bee
  • Boston Terrier
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • European Starling
  • Tiger
  • Lion
  • Emu
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Beetle
  • Ant
  • Spider
  • Iguana
  • Butterfly
  • Collie
  • Hamster
  • Pigeon
  • Goose
  • Swan
  • Rook
  • Herring Gull
  • Panda
  • Pluto
  • Kungfu Panda
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Frog Prince
  • Lion King
  • Pumba
  • Timon
  • Nala
  • Simba
  • Mufasa
  • Dumbo
  • Lucifer
  • Aristocats
  • Lady & the Tramp
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Scar
  • Gus & Jack
  • T-Rex
  • wombat
  • muskrat
  • pony
  • addax
  • cougar
  • fish
  • prairie dog
  • capybara
  • bumble bee
  • cougar
  • ermine
  • gnu
  • bull
  • anteater
  • blue crab
  • bison
  • musk deer
  • orangutan
  • burro
  • alligator
  • hyena
  • parakeet
  • hamster
  • wolverine
  • bumble bee
  • ermine
  • shrew
  • armadillo
  • muskrat
  • mare
  • dormouse
  • shrew
  • lovebird
  • hedgehog
  • chamois
  • gopher
  • ram
  • eland
  • camel
  • steer
  • eagle owl
  • mole
  • mouse
  • coyote
  • pony
  • toad
  • hippo
  • zebu
  • American cocker spaniel
  • dachshund
  • husky
  • siberian tiger
  • pomeranian
  • chihuahua
  • sugarglider
  • german shepherd
  • doberman

The greatest thing about Charades is its simplicity. You don’t have to prepare any extra materials or memorize complicated rules. All you need are your friends and some exciting charades ideas. Aside from that, there’s a very wide range of categories you can choose from. If you have an animal-themed party, you can certainly have these Animal Charades. You can play it anytime, anywhere!

👉 Hungry for more Charades Ideas? We’ve got more! Follow these links and have some awesome Charades fun: Charades Ideas!

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