Can you give me at least 3 ( I found 4 so far) Five Letter words with at least 3 animal names spelled in them? No anagrams (rearranging letters).

The 3 animal names must be in ONE WORD. Find 3 seperate words like that

For example the word BEARD has only one animal name Bear in it.

One word I found had 4 animal names spelled in it.

No computers please. Any standard dictionary (including Wiktionary) words are fine. Please no partial answers.

  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean 3 animal names in each word? And if so, does the 'hen' in 'hyena' count or do the letters have to be sequential? $\endgroup$
    – Walt
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:14
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    $\begingroup$ are we to assume continuous letters and forward only? $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:14
  • $\begingroup$ Yes 3 animal names in ONE WORD $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:18
  • $\begingroup$ How are we supposed to find such words without computers (wordfind etc)? $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:19
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    $\begingroup$ JonMark Forward only. Continuous not necessary. So say a Pig can be spelled as first third and last letter P_I_G $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:23

4 Answers 4


In addition to


From Oray's deleted post, I found 3 more. Two contain 3 animal names and one contains 4.

COATI, a South American animal that also contains:
C-AT- (Cat)
--A-I (Ai, a type of sloth)

ASPIS (ancient shield) contains:
ASP-- (Asp, a snake)
A--I- (Ai, a type of sloth)
AS--S (Ass, a donkey)

KRAIT (a type of snake) also contains:
-RA-T (Rat)
--AI- (Ai, a type of sloth)
K--IT (Kit, short for kitten)

EDIT: Found another one with 4 animal names:

BRANT (a type of goose) also contains:
B-A-T (Bat)
-RA-T (Rat)
--ANT (Ant)

And another one that contains 3 or 4 animal names:

BOART (variant spelling of bort, a low-quality diamond) contains:
B-A-T (Bat)
BOA-- (Boa, a snake)
BOAR- (Boar, a wild pig)
BO--T (Bot, the larva of the botfly)

And if 'bot' counts, there are other words (like 'boast') that contain 3.

As for a simple one,

CROWD contains:

[There's also 'scrow' (crow-cow-sow), but it's obsolete]

  • $\begingroup$ Only 2 words with 3 animal names Walt. But good start. Now if you find that 1 word with 4 animal names------- $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry.Walt. I thought SCOWL was already answered. My Bad $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ Again my bad. you have the 3 $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ Walt. Missing 2 from my answer. One very simple $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ @DeepakMahulikar Added a simpler one. Is that one of them? $\endgroup$
    – Walt
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 17:06

Maybe that four words in one:


which is

BRANT - A species of wild goose

and some other:

COD - fish

  • $\begingroup$ Came to the same conclusion only half a minute prior. :O But +1 anyway. There are probably others with those shorter ones (& 'cat'). $\endgroup$
    – Walt
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 12:04

I have one


Which has


and one more

BREEL - A strange sinuous eel like creature


BEE, EEL and BREEL itself

  • $\begingroup$ Did you miss No anagrams (rearranging letters). in the OP? $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ No, @Mithrandir, there was no rearrangement there ! $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yes there was - the example was in, say, the word 'bear' in 'beard'. The word 'boa' is not in 'bloat' - you ignore an L that way. (Also, how is BOT an animal?) $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir OP said that continuous letters aren't necessay. Please read the comments to the question. $\endgroup$
    – Walt
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Walt - ugh. That should probably be edited into the original question >.< $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 13:24


More than 3 five letter words with more than 3 animal names spelled in them.

  • $\begingroup$ Each of the three words must have three animals. $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 5:00

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