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Three Letter Animals Quiz

Name the words for animals that are only 3 letters long.
We DO include names for young, male, and female animals
We DON'T include humans, dog breeds, slang, eggs or embryonic states
Based on words that appear in the Scrabble dictionary
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedOctober 26, 2010
Times taken188,079
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Animal
Ahi
Ani
Ant
Ape
Asp
Ass
Auk
Bat
Bee
Animal
Boa
Bug
Cat
Cob
Cod
Cow
Cub
Doe
Dog
Animal
Eel
Eft
Elk
Emu
Ewe
Fly
Fox
Gar
Gnu
Animal
Goa
Hen
Hog
Jay
Kea
Kid
Kit
Kob
Animal
Koi
Moa
Nag
Ono
Owl
Pen
Pig
Pup
Animal
Ram
Rat
Ray
Sow
Tit
Tom
Tui
Yak
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level ∞
May 31, 2013
Updated based on user suggestions!
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level 82
May 14, 2014
What about ara (parrot) and fry (small fish) ?
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level 76
May 16, 2014
Daw?
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level 76
Nov 3, 2015
Yes, fry should be added, and dam (female horse parent, as opposed to a sire, which is a male horse parent).
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level 8
Jan 23, 2017
yah and bok (goat)
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level 69
Jul 26, 2018
More time, please.
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level 19
May 31, 2013
didn't realise it had been updated, scratched my head for ages, always used to type in ray as well...no wonder i missed some...great quiz
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level 46
Jun 9, 2013
What about Dab? It's a type of flat fish
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level 67
Dec 8, 2014
When I was a youngster Dabs were the only fish I could catch.
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level 12
Mar 6, 2017
Back in my day, a dab was a dance move.
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level 73
Jun 16, 2018
A dab is a type of flatfish. Should be there.
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level 63
Jun 10, 2013
I got hen, but should it be on here? Since its a female
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level 63
Jun 10, 2013
Sorry, I misread. You DO include female animals...never mind my previous comment
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level 63
Jun 10, 2013
I like how I got "koi" but missed "pig."
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level 71
Feb 28, 2016
I know, right? I got "Kea", which is the world's only alpine parrot and lives solely in New Zealand, but missed "owl" and "jay". Sigh.
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level 29
Jul 14, 2013
I thought of a couple of dog breeds--pug and lab.
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Lab is Labrador
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level 26
Oct 10, 2013
Wouldn't "ass" be a slang word for donkey? If so, it says no slang.
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level 35
Sep 15, 2016
Nah - donkey is (originally) a slang word for ass!
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level 51
Sep 29, 2016
yeah, ass is actually used in official names
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level 72
Oct 23, 2013
You could add nit. I mean, if you wanted to. Though this will lead to pedantry as a nit is the egg of a head louse in the USA (I believe), but it's the head louse itself in the UK.
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level 71
Feb 28, 2016
They specify no embryonic forms.
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Yea and he said it is a word for the louse itself
+3
level 18
Oct 30, 2013
no bull?
+2
level 9
Nov 21, 2013
That's a four letter word. -_-
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level 38
Jun 3, 2014
Seriously...
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level 13
Feb 22, 2015
You're kidding -_-
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level 21
Apr 11, 2015
Lol....Really? Go back to kindergarten. Seriously.
+3
level 58
Sep 9, 2015
Yep. No bull. And that's no bull.
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
Ikr, scandalous!
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level 71
Feb 18, 2014
Missed cow...having steak tonight...
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level 23
Mar 22, 2014
And yet I'm typing fish 50,000,000 times. Also I wrote in ham........
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level 49
Apr 6, 2014
'Tom' reminds me about Tom and Jerry.
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level 11
Apr 7, 2014
0:43 seconds left!!
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level 52
Apr 11, 2014
How about the ara?
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level 54
Apr 14, 2014
"Bug" is a type of animal?
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Yea that one bothered me too, allmost like (if it wasnt a three letter quiz) to allow pest(s) as an animal. (Unless there is a specefic animal called bug that I dont happpen to know about.)
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level 66
Apr 18, 2014
Could add "pug" if you update again. :D
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level 38
Jun 3, 2014
Me! :)
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level 47
Jan 10, 2018
It says not dog breeds
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level 55
Apr 29, 2014
I wonder if anyone outside Hawaii got ahi.
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level 43
Aug 23, 2014
I'm in California and I got it.
+2
level 20
Oct 24, 2014
I'm in England and I got thanks to your comment! ;)
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level 69
Nov 14, 2015
Yes, thanks to crossword puzzles.
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level 15
Mar 21, 2016
I'm from Indonesia, and i got it
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level 27
Aug 15, 2018
Yes, I just started spamming every combination starting with A
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level 20
Jun 23, 2014
38/51 Not bad
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level 52
Sep 4, 2014
a juvenile fish is called a fry, hence the term, small fry!
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level 39
Oct 8, 2014
A "Tom" is also a full grown male turkey. A younger male is called a "Jake" but obviously that wouldn't be included in this quiz.
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level 26
Nov 30, 2014
i got 19/51 which is quite good, i was better than over 80% of people that took this quiz!
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level 27
Dec 8, 2014
Isn't hog slang for pig and it says 'We DON'T include slang'.
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level 39
Feb 2, 2015
No, hog isn't slang.
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level 21
Aug 5, 2015
How did I miss fox, ant, bee, fly and owl? Really suprised I beat the average, why is it so low?
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level 76
Dec 30, 2015
The quiz is surprisingly difficult.
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level 79
Nov 14, 2015
cur -- a mongrel dog
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level 73
Jun 16, 2018
Good call.
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level 69
Nov 14, 2015
Check the "What is It?" column for "ono".
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level 77
Nov 14, 2015
I love it....reminds me of when you look up a word such as "mediator" in the dictionary and the definition is: one who mediates (thank you Mr. Webster, that's a big help)!!
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level 52
Nov 14, 2015
Cob is also an old word for a spider. Spider web = Cobweb. So, I gues we could have Cobman slinging webs...
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level 30
Nov 16, 2015
My mind went blank on this. Got 8/51 even though I knew a lot more. I didn't even get ass or tit and I always think of those things!
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
Ahem, keep it PG.
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level 47
Nov 22, 2018
Geez, man! Get your mind out of the gutter! He’s clearly talking about the animals!
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level 52
Nov 18, 2015
How about cur? Not a breed, and not slang.
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level 16
Jan 12, 2016
A nit is a young louse.
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2017
Not counting eggs and embryonic states
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level 49
Jan 20, 2016
How about the olm; an aquatic salamander in the family Proteidae, the only exclusively cave-dwelling chordate species found in Europe?
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2017
Not in the Scrabble dictionary
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level 36
Mar 16, 2016
What about a coy fish?
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level 58
Aug 4, 2016
It's "koi"
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Some might be coy..
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level 15
Apr 3, 2016
84% better than average
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level 26
Jul 18, 2016
The first time I did this was when I didn't like owls and I saw the answers and it gave me butterflies. Now I love them as much as a I hated them. I'm into them. How about butterfly.
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level 66
Aug 4, 2016
How about mew (not often used, but it's seagull)?
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Meh..
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level 29
Sep 25, 2016
25/51 Thanks to the comment section! I'm surprised I didn't get rat, considering how many rattatas are in my backyard...
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level 33
Sep 29, 2016
Why aren't frog and alligator on here?
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level 51
Sep 29, 2016
hmmmm good point!
+4
level 20
Oct 7, 2016
lol family feud
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level 28
Nov 19, 2017
They aren’t 3 letter words.
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level 19
Jan 13, 2019
Ikr! xD
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level 61
Oct 19, 2016
time for more coffee.
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level 66
Nov 27, 2016
"Ono - Type of fish also called ono"...
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level 60
Dec 6, 2016
A nit (baby louse)
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level 8
Jan 23, 2017
weird
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level 80
Jan 27, 2017
Great Quiz, harder than it sounds
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level 56
Mar 2, 2017
i too was anti bug at first...but in looking up the definition...it looks on par with ape.
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
"any of several insects commonly considered obnoxious" looks on par with creepy crawlers to me
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level 65
Mar 4, 2017
Surely 'nag' is slang for horse?
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Neigh
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level 12
Mar 14, 2017
32/51 but I'm sure there are more than that
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level 57
Jun 8, 2017
Nit? A baby head louse?
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level 44
Jul 1, 2017
What about Shark? :)
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level 65
Oct 12, 2017
It's surprisingly tough !!
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level 20
Nov 2, 2017
bugs such as ant and bee shouldn't bee there. They are insects and bugs not classified as animals
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level 68
Nov 16, 2017
Insects are animals.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2018
"Animal" is related to "animated" i.e. self-motive. Insects, arachnids, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians, nematodes, molluscs, crustaceans, and sea sponges and cucumbers are all animals
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
You really think a bee is not an animal??
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level 55
Dec 11, 2017
How about fry?
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level 5
Jan 20, 2018
i didnt know there were so many! Good job!
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level 67
May 14, 2018
Know your animals?..... try Animal Picture 1........here it is
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level 20
May 31, 2018
they are so many animals ,cool quiz
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level 43
Jun 9, 2018
I got yak and missed cow. I have a very weird brain.
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level 21
Sep 1, 2018
51/51
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level 62
Dec 15, 2018
Never heard of the lower ten, or gar. And missed cow and bat, but got tom and auk (and cod and tit. All 4 under 20%). And about to type yak when time ran out. Didnt do too bad I think! Got 4 points (Does feel like that during the quiz when you see how many are missing) especially as a non english speaker
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level 20
Dec 29, 2018
Really great quiz!
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level 16
Feb 22, 2019
I love dogs
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level 68
Apr 14, 2019
I suggest one more - Dzo. It is a cross between cattle and yak. My friend herded dzos when she lived in Kashmir.
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level 68
Apr 26, 2019
Yeah, I tried Zho, which is an alternate spelling of Dzo, along with Zo and Dzho. None seem to be in the official Scrabble dictionary online though. Which is very strange, because I only know the word from playing scrabble. Zo was in a list of allowable two-letter words in an official Scrabble dictionary I had, so I looked it up one time to find the definition and saw all the spellings. Don't know why they aren't accepted online. They definitely exist. Dzo rights, people!
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level 28
Apr 18, 2019
yeet
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level 36
Apr 20, 2019
Yeet indeed
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level 46
May 19, 2019
I typed ass and tit as a joke and it turned out rather well
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level 71
Jun 2, 2019
Anything wrong with 'orc' as a killer whale?
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level 49
Jun 9, 2019
orca i think
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level 54
Jun 2, 2019
i cant believe ass is on this quiz. so indecent. like if you agree
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level 67
Jul 21, 2019
is "man" not the name for a male human?
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level 15
Aug 28, 2019
'Nag' is slang... so shouldn't be there.
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