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List of Animal Similes

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

As busy as a bee

  • 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

As brave as a lion

  • 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

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  • 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....

Pony on March 05, 2020:

The animals were cute

Olamide sooraafgem on February 26, 2020:

As foolish as a calf

Sooraafgem on February 26, 2020:

As cheap as dirt

Grade A on February 18, 2020:

Super marvelous

Matt on February 09, 2020:

Most of these are Clichés... NOT HELPFUL...

#tired as a koala on January 23, 2020:

The is helpful

Aanurada on January 23, 2020:


Ifeoma on January 22, 2020:

It is too helpful to me Thanks alot

tom on January 19, 2020:

i am shocked at some of these comments. first it’s spelled great, not grate. and this guy didn’t make these up, at least most are common similes. a whistle isn’t an animal. there are at least 3 simile examples with strong on this page. this guy isn’t going to invent new similes for y’all, especially with made up animals.. very weird request. after reading these comments i have completely lost faith in the american education system

Mandeepkgandhi on January 03, 2020:

As useful as knowledge

As clumsy aS a? on December 27, 2019:

As clumsy as a?

Malaika on December 22, 2019:

It is toooooooo helpful for me. Thankyou.

Love from PAKISTAN❤❤❤❤❤❤

Candice Chandler on December 18, 2019:

As Hungry as a Wolf

Stella on December 02, 2019:

as funny as a ??

pp on November 25, 2019:

chicken is tasty


David on November 23, 2019:

Help a lot in my crossword puzzle on similes thx a lot

moi on November 21, 2019:

trapped like the nine tailed fox

Stoo on November 02, 2019:

Helped a question in my homework

Hi on November 02, 2019:

as unusual as a ........

Meh on October 27, 2019:

As quick as a bunny

Starkist on October 24, 2019:

as streamlined as a tuna

Jude on October 21, 2019:

Give us more bee similes. I loved all the similes!

EricLi on October 17, 2019:


Mr X on October 15, 2019:

WiTH GrAte PoWer COmEs GrATe ResPONsIbiliTy

Teesha on October 12, 2019:

Send similes of amimals with like

Alicia tomashek on October 07, 2019:

I need more similes

My kids like to be funny so i need to get them back

Go go on October 05, 2019:

Hello little ducks

Jojo siwa on October 02, 2019:

Panda ?

diego alverez on September 30, 2019:

huge big?

George on September 29, 2019:

Helped me with homework

Lisa on September 24, 2019:

As proud as a peacock

Amit Sinha on September 15, 2019:

Give me more monkey similes

Hayden on September 06, 2019:

You should do bunny similes

Tom Smith on August 05, 2019:

give me more horse similes

Abinaya on August 02, 2019:

I can learn more

Racquel on August 01, 2019:

I was looking for fantasy and made-up animal ones but could not find any please make some up for me

lethabo on July 17, 2019:

it helped me with my homework

Ranjan singh on July 03, 2019:

As quick as a cat

Adeleke on July 02, 2019:

Thank you so much for the website . Quite informative.

Via on July 02, 2019:

Can you think of more animal similes?

Haylie on June 25, 2019:

Thank you so much! My daughter was really stressed with thinking of animal similes and now that she found this website she can sleep before it turns 12:00! Thank you for the second time!

Krisha on June 10, 2019:

It is good but what about the puppies

Nickell on June 05, 2019:

as clean a wishtle

CHristian on June 05, 2019:

thank you.

xbox on May 28, 2019:

as dumb as a Sloth

cool on May 28, 2019:

as dumb as a hippo

Saraswathy on May 27, 2019:

Thanks for helping me to animal similes

Ballroom on May 25, 2019:

As strong as what

Human on May 19, 2019:

I didn’t find anything for cats

johny on May 15, 2019:

thanks for helping me to know animals similes

Itz Francis tiger on May 12, 2019:

As shy as what

Daew on May 07, 2019:

As as a hippo

Ayush on April 28, 2019:

As sly as

As fat as

Me on April 06, 2019:

You do my homework

It's us on April 06, 2019:

I did not find as clean as

meh on March 25, 2019:

thanks for doing my homework! (;

Athena on March 17, 2019:

I didn't find a similie of a lion

Liberty Thomas on March 17, 2019:

This is a good description

Laii on March 06, 2019:

Rose are red violtes

im hungry feers are to

Englishan on February 21, 2019:

Superb, splendid, awesome thanks so much mm del Rosario even l don't know u you tried but you should complete it next time please

PRECIOUS on February 13, 2019:

thats nice

Daisy on February 09, 2019:

As frisky as a lamb

Senith on January 14, 2019:

Good simillies

Can’t say on January 11, 2019:

What would be a chicken. And the search doesn’t work. Other than that great web site

baba on January 11, 2019:

it is really helpful...yes indeed

Bumbee on January 07, 2019:

Ethan, these are all similes lol

Maheen on December 12, 2018:

It's too good

Thank you

Ethan on December 08, 2018:

What I find funny is that all these are metaphors, yet she states in the final sentence at the top "here are some examples of animal similes." Still very helpful though, thanks for the help!

Monkey on November 27, 2018:

Can you please do more similes about monkeys

inachf on November 25, 2018:

fast as lightning

Ganiyat on November 14, 2018:

Harmless as dove

Frisky as lamb

haughty as devil

hasty as fire

active as quick silver

cheerful as bird

deaf as bettle

dry as bone

industrious as beaver

jealous as cat

loud as thunder

patient as job

tall as giant

naked as light

natural as life

Bob on November 14, 2018:

As kind as Miss Honey from Matilda

Christiano on November 12, 2018:

This helped me a lot THX

Mary on November 04, 2018:

As gentle as a Dove

Pat on November 01, 2018:

This helps a lot for me

Yourmom on October 25, 2018:

This helps me a lot!

Kiki on October 23, 2018:

this is helpful thanks

beckburger on October 17, 2018:

This helped me a lot!

Marlee on October 17, 2018:

why none for wolves

Shivan Srivastava on October 16, 2018:

Cool , as cool as Ice

Really really helpful for kids

Five stars by my side

really mean that

Celeste on September 03, 2018:

As slow as a sloth

Anonymous on August 22, 2018:

As strong as an ox

Anonymus on August 19, 2018:

OMG. This is SO helpful. This helped me save about two hours on my schoolwork.

Peter on August 09, 2018:

As pissed as a newt

Insiya zariwala on July 29, 2018:

I want to see simile

Tanish agarwal on July 27, 2018:

As graceful as a fawn

poo on July 24, 2018:


Renu Singh on July 20, 2018:

as slow as a snail

MUKESH KUMAR MISHRA on July 06, 2018:

As tricky as monkey

ayesha on July 01, 2018:

As wet as. All similies are good

Ewan Gallagher on June 03, 2018:

Hi,I just wanted to tell my friends a simile that uses a soccer ball

Cole Kikiolaoluwa praise on June 03, 2018:

Thank you

gagan on May 11, 2018:

thank you very much

belle rosemarry on May 09, 2018:

hey im doing my home work but i dont know as what as nails/stell/iron?

Rittu gupta on May 07, 2018:

Its very helpful.. thanks a lot..

Grade 4 on May 05, 2018:

as fun as a monkey

Fabienne on April 18, 2018:

This is good help im a 5th grader and this is good progrees

Jaiyeoba MOYINOLUWA- on April 17, 2018:

As gentle as a lamb

andy on April 09, 2018:

Can I write as greedy as a dog

Guy on April 02, 2018:

Yay thanks,now I’ve no problem with my homework

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