Animal Crossword

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2. A very small monkey from the tropical forests of South and Central America which has large eyes, thick fur and a long hairy tail.
5. An animal with a thick, hard shell that, moves very slowly and sleeps during the winter.
7. A very large grey mammal which has a trunk.
8. A wild dog-like animal that eats animals which have died or been killed by others, and is famous for its chilling laugh.
9. A large Australian mammal with a long stiff tail, short front legs and long powerful back legs on which it moves by jumping.
11. A reptile with a long cylindrical body and no legs. It can be poisonous.
12. A large greyish green lizard of tropical America.
13. People in the UK used to hunt this reddish brown animal on horses and with dogs.
15. Plural noun for cows and bulls.
18. A common four-legged animal, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things.
19. A large South American animal with a long neck and long hair, and which is often kept for its meat, milk, fur and to carry heavy loads.


1. American Engish for an adult male chicken.
3. An African mammal with a long nose and large ears which lives underground and eats insects. Often found at the beginning of dictionaries.
4. A very large sea mammal that breathes air through a hole at the top of its head.
6. An African wild animal which looks like a horse, but has black or brown and white stripes on its body.
8. A large domestic animal with four legs which people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles.
10. A large African animal with a very long neck and long legs.
14. A large black and white mammal similar to a bear, that lives in forests in China.
16. A small mouse-like animal with a thick body, short tail and small ears.
17. A small animal like a mouse with wings that flies at night.