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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
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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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 79
May 14, 2014
What about ara (parrot) and fry (small fish) ?
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level 74
May 16, 2014
Daw?
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level 71
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 63
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 42
Jun 9, 2013
What about Dab? It's a type of flat fish
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level 66
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 58
Jun 16, 2018
A dab is a type of flatfish. Should be there.
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level 60
Jun 10, 2013
I got hen, but should it be on here? Since its a female
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level 60
Jun 10, 2013
Sorry, I misread. You DO include female animals...never mind my previous comment
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level 64
Jun 10, 2013
I like how I got "koi" but missed "pig."
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level 69
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 22
Sep 15, 2013
You should have olm. It's a type of salamander.
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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 71
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 69
Feb 28, 2016
They specify no embryonic forms.
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level 18
Oct 30, 2013
no bull?
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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 22
Apr 11, 2015
Lol....Really? Go back to kindergarten. Seriously.
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level 59
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 69
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 32
Mar 27, 2014
man? boy? they are animals
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level 49
Apr 6, 2014
Explanations of this quiz says that humans are not included.
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level 71
Oct 13, 2017
Which is weird, why not include man?

I can kind of understand if the reason is that they take the definition of man as a male human but humankind is referred to a lot more as man than all cattle are referred to as cow - no one would refer to a bull as cow, at least in my part of the world.
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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 55
Apr 14, 2014
"Bug" is a type of animal?
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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 42
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.
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level 20
Oct 24, 2014
I'm in England and I got thanks to your comment! ;)
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level 68
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 18
Aug 15, 2018
Yes, I just started spamming every combination starting with A
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level 22
Jun 23, 2014
38/51 Not bad
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level 53
Sep 4, 2014
a juvenile fish is called a fry, hence the term, small fry!
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level 41
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 75
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 58
Jun 16, 2018
Good call.
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level 68
Nov 14, 2015
Check the "What is It?" column for "ono".
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level 74
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 33
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 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 61
Aug 4, 2016
How about mew (not often used, but it's seagull)?
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level 27
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 28
Sep 29, 2016
Why aren't frog and alligator on here?
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level 51
Sep 29, 2016
hmmmm good point!
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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 59
Oct 19, 2016
time for more coffee.
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level 64
Nov 27, 2016
"Ono - Type of fish also called ono"...
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level 58
Dec 6, 2016
A nit (baby louse)
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level 8
Jan 23, 2017
weird
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level 77
Jan 27, 2017
Great Quiz, harder than it sounds
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level 57
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
Mar 4, 2017
Surely 'nag' is slang for horse?
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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 33
May 29, 2017
Alligator!
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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 14
Oct 8, 2017
51/51 with 1:36 remaining=)
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level 61
Oct 12, 2017
It's surprisingly tough !!
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level 16
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 64
Nov 16, 2017
Insects are animals.
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level 67
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 41
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 66
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 37
Jun 9, 2018
I got yak and missed cow. I have a very weird brain.
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level 20
Sep 1, 2018
51/51