Animal Names Starting With M in Spanish


A list of animal names in Spanish starting with the letter M.

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Manatí – Manatee in Spanish

El manatí nada tranquilamente en aguas cálidas. (The manatee swims peacefully in warm waters.)

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Mandril – Mandrel/Baboon in Spanish

El mandril juega con otros monos en la selva. (The baboon plays with other monkeys in the jungle.)

Photo by Jorge Tung on Unsplash

Mangosta – Mongoose in Spanish

La mangosta busca insectos en la hierba. (The mongoose searches for insects in the grass.)

Image by veverkolog from Pixabay

Mantarraya – Stingray in Spanish

La mantarraya se desliza elegantemente por el océano. (The stingray glides gracefully through the ocean.)

Image by Axel Schäfer from Pixabay

Mantis religiosa – Praying mantis in Spanish

La mantis religiosa espera pacientemente a su presa. (The praying mantis patiently waits for its prey.)

Image by JackieLou DL from Pixabay

Mapache – Racoon in Spanish

El mapache curiosea en la basura en busca de comida. (The raccoon rummages through the trash for food.)

Image by Herbert Aust from Pixabay

Mariposa – Butterfly in Spanish

La mariposa revolotea alrededor de las flores. (The butterfly flutters around the flowers.)

Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

Mariquita – Ladybug in Spanish

La mariquita tiene manchas rojas y negras en sus alas. (The ladybug has red and black spots on its wings.)

Image by jggrz from Pixabay

Marmota – Marmot/Groundhog in Spanish

La marmota se asoma fuera de su madriguera. (The marmot peeks out of its burrow.)

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Martín pescador – Kingfisher in Spanish

El martín pescador se sumerge para atrapar peces en el río. (The kingfisher dives to catch fish in the river.)

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Medusa – Jellyfish in Spanish

La medusa flota en el agua con sus tentáculos. (The jellyfish floats in the water with its tentacles.)

Image by Eddie K from Pixabay

Mejillón – Mussel in Spanish

El mejillón se adhiere a las rocas en la costa. (The mussel attaches itself to rocks along the coast.)

Image by donations welcome from Pixabay

Milpiés – Millipede in Spanish

El milpiés se desplaza lentamente por el suelo del bosque. (The millipede moves slowly across the forest floor.)

Image by Shone Paul from Pixabay

Mirlo – Blackbird in Spanish

El mirlo canta melodías hermosas al amanecer. (The blackbird sings beautiful melodies at dawn.)

Image by Uschi Dugulin from Pixabay

Mono – Monkey/Ape in Spanish

El mono se columpia de rama en rama en la selva. (The monkey swings from branch to branch in the jungle.)

Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay

Morsa – Walrus in Spanish

La morsa descansa en un iceberg en el Ártico. (The walrus rests on an iceberg in the Arctic.)

Image by Helene Berger from Pixabay

Mosca – Fly in Spanish

La mosca zumba alrededor de la fruta madura. (The fly buzzes around the ripe fruit.)

Image by adege from Pixabay

Mosquito/Zancudo – Mosquito in Spanish

El mosquito zumbando molesta mientras intento dormir. (The mosquito buzzing is annoying as I try to sleep.)

Image by shammiknr from Pixabay

Mula – Mule in Spanish

La mula trabaja arduamente en el campo. (The mule works hard in the field.)

Image by Mario Hagen from Pixabay

Murciélago – Bat in Spanish

El murciélago vuela velozmente en la noche en busca de insectos. (The bat flies swiftly at night in search of insects.)

Image by Marcel Langthim from Pixabay

Musaraña – Shrew in Spanish

La musaraña se desplaza rápidamente en busca de insectos para comer. (The shrew moves quickly in search of insects to eat.)

Image by Onkel Ramirez from Pixabay

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