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List of Animal Similes

Updated on May 11, 2016

Using animal similes can add great color to the English language. Speakers and writers used them to highlight details or features an idea, it is a brilliant way to add character to the description.

When using animal similes, remember that some animal similes can add an insult or some can add an uplifting character. It is a very powerful descriptive tools that writers, poets, orator and even you can use in your writing.

Here are some examples of animal similes.

As busy as a bee
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  • As angry as a hornet
  • As bald as a coot
  • As blind as a bat
  • As brave as a lion
  • As busy as a bee
  • As crazy as a loon
  • As dead as the dodo
  • As drunk as a skunk
  • As eager as a beaver
  • As free as a bird
  • as fierce as a tiger
  • As graceful as a gazelle
  • As gentle as a lamb
  • As happy as a lark
  • As hairy as a gorilla
  • As hungry as a horse


As brave as a lion
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  • As gentle as a lamb
  • As lame as a duck
  • As meek as a lamb
  • As meek as a dove
  • As naked as a jaybird
  • As mischievous as a monkey
  • As playful as a kitten
  • As poor as a church mouse
  • As proud as a peacock
  • As sly as a fox
  • As strong as a bull
  • As tall as a giraffe
  • As timid as a rabbit
  • As weak as a kitten
  • As wise as an owl


  • As quiet as a mouse
  • As sick as a dog
  • As slippery as an eel
  • As slow as a snail
  • As strong as an ox
  • As stubborn as a mule
  • As sleepy as a koala

Please feel free to add more animal similes on the comment box. Thanks....

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      Dani Keffer 3 weeks ago

      As inseparable as a momma bear and her cub

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      007 7 weeks ago

      thanks a lot

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      The similies were really helpful to me I love this site ,but I have one similie to add which is as slow as a turtle

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      As slippery as a eel

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      This website is helpful because it has so many animal similes!!!

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      devranjan 9 months ago

      This simile are cool.They helped me with my homework.

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      Meet Rameshbhai Patel 9 months ago

      What is as a bunny

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      abbie 10 months ago

      helps a million! still have to find 2 that rhyme though :-(

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      cool

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      Reed 11 months ago

      like bald eagle, but more lie spotted owl. is that a simile?

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      LOLILOL 19 months ago

      Can't find as wild as?(something?)

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      Shibhhuhuh 20 months ago

      I can not find the one I was.

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      suhani agrawal 21 months ago

      It is not so much nice because there are not similes of all animals and birds

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      Sanjana 21 months ago

      I needed a few dog similes would you mind adding some to you site. Otherwise very useful.

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      zara 2 years ago

      What is as as a bunny

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      alexxa solis 2 years ago

      Thanks these are good similes

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      N'kaia 2 years ago

      it a lot and has really great examples of similies

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      Sulem an 2 years ago

      Thanks this website is best for similes

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      madhurya 2 years ago

      It is very helpful,many more can be there

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      Charity 2 years ago

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      Eva 2 years ago

      It really good,but I can't found my one on the list

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      Dhruv Sharma 3 years ago

      The list is very good but I can't find my animal

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      Nipun 3 years ago

      It was very usefully

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      356fd 3 years ago

      what is a simile for griaffes?

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      Dakeem 3 years ago

      it is very useful for comperhensions and compsitions and it helps me in my Homeworks

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      Rybo 4 years ago

      Thanks...despite it was hard to find your animal, it was gr8

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      This website is 1 of the most best ones i have had for similes ma teacher didn't find out i used it

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      anna 4 years ago

      great similies it really helped me a lot:]

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      Enrique 4 years ago

      Thanks my homework is done now :) but my book got a spare. Which is as silly as a goose and as big as a whale

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      Amutha 4 years ago

      it is very nice but I can't search my animal.

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      woah this could really help me in my english compositions

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      Me3000 4 years ago

      As cunning as a fox

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      Brodire2012 4 years ago

      Sadly this help me with only one of the ones i needed

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      Ramya 4 years ago

      Helped in my test

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      Joshua 4 years ago

      This is a great app for children learning similes:

      https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/animal-similes/id4...

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      this helped me to do my english activity.. thanku similies!!!!!

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      thanks you help me with my homework

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      uma 5 years ago

      i love similies. this was very helpful for . i hope if i get more . i'll be more happy

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      sara 5 years ago

      excellent similies

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      This helped me with my home. Thanxxxxx guys!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Andrew 5 years ago

      Check out Animal Similes App on Apple App Store.

      It was useful for my boy.

      http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animal-similes/id47...

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      jewel 5 years ago

      you need more on animals i need a good grade im failing

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      lo 5 years ago

      could you help me guys ???

      I've got a really difficult english homework; I must find a similie for each word below:

      -a panda bear

      -homework

      -school rules

      -global warning

      -springtime

      could youi give me some answers as soon as possible please ????????

      thank you very much every body !!

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      thanxx helped a lot with my hw :)

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      aleemah 5 years ago

      grat similes but could be more explanative and could add more vocabulary

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      God's power 5 years ago

      Great similes! Any similes about chicken and flounder? Keep up the good work, anyways.

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      they really helped me with my homework thnxs xxx

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      khan 5 years ago

      thanks a lot it helped me for my homework .

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      sanjana 5 years ago

      very good similies

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      thanks

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      love123 5 years ago

      i loved this website and it helped very much,but it would be more helpful if there were a bit more aminals

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      Me 5 years ago

      Awesome, this really helped me with my homework

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      No way I'm telling you! 5 years ago

      You have so much good similes it helped a lot with my homework and I got a A+ for my simile tesT!!!!!!!!!!thanx soooooo much was stuck on like heaps and it was due the next day (cuz I left it till then????).

      Anyway thanx sooooo much again!!!!!

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      Sammy 5 years ago

      Thank you so much this really helped me with my homework!!!

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      so good thanx

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      vix 5 years ago

      this has just helpted me do my test

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      Great list 5 years ago

      I was searching for these great list of similes and finally I have got it.Thanks to you for maintaining such a nice list of similes. Some more good examples of similes can be found here:- http://www.englishleap.com/other-resources/similes

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