Emoji Meaning – Animals & Nature 🐵🐕🐺🐴🦄

Animal Mammal

🐵 Monkey Face

It’s a brown face, looking friendly monkey. Has a similar looking face to that of the emoji for the monkey. However, it lacks the rest of the body. The application can be used to mean direct to portray the monkey itself. Or it can be used indirectly to depict silly or excitement in a person.

“We visited the park 🐵”

🐒 Monkey

This is a representation of the actual monkey. It’s full from the head to tail and brown in color. The face looks the same to that of monkey face emoji. it can be coupled with emoji for the banana in a text. It represents the monkey but also expressing joyfulness, activeness and playfulness traits.

“Stop acting like a monkey.🐒”

🦍 Gorilla

Full gorilla or just the face is denoted depending on the platform. It has a grey and black color similar to the actual one. It is bigger in contrast to the monkey emoji. It’s utilized in the tropical animals, Africa or zoo context. Used to expresses the absence of intelligence but has strength.

“He is only good with his hands but no brains 🦍”

🦧 Orangutan

Represents the actual orangutan, but looks cute with orange or brown color. Also, it’s scratching the head. Has a variety of meaning. For instance, insulting someone rather than calling them an ape. It also expresses curiosity in something or has an idea.

“Yes! I know what we will do 🦧 💡

🐶 Dog Face

It’s a dog face, in a joyful mood. While its face facing forward, open eyes, tongue hanging, and a smile. The breed displayed depends on the program it’s used. Directly, it represents the dogs, but indirectly it depicts friendliness and cuteness.

“That’s a cute dog 🐶”

🐕 Dog

Represents the breed of various dogs as per the platform. The dog appears to be in a happy mood. Each dog is depicted with different standing and acting posture. As for the meaning, it’s in a dog context or expresses friendliness, cuteness, and joy.

“Am getting a dog today 🐕”

🦮 Guide Dog

This is a harness wearing dog with a handle that is metal. Most of their application is by visually impaired people. Their role is to be their eyes. Expresses need for guidance or the dog context in general. It can be paired with other emojis to have a variety of meaning.

“I need 🦮 for adventures in the forest.”

🐕‍🦺 Service Dog

In this case, the dog has a vest for safety on with a lead. Contrary to the guide dog, it works to detect disabilities that are hidden. Thus it functions both as a helper and a companion animal. Used on a dog topic, or express the need for help.

“Pretending to own a 🐕‍🦺 should be treated as a crime.”

🐩 Poodle

It represents a dog breed; with a longer and groomed hair around the head, tail and paws. This is contrary to the rest of the body. Has different colors, posture, and size depending on the platform displayed. Since its species-specific, it is used by people who love or own such a dog.

“My 🐩 dog has just turned one year old.”

🐺 Wolf

It’s characterized by a far which is gray, ears pointed and a nose that is black. It faces forward in most of the platform. Indirectly, it expresses aggressiveness and loneliness, which are the exact trait of a wolf. But it can also represent a wolf or a dog directly.

“The reindeer got eaten by a wolf 🐺”

🦊 Fox

A facing forward fox face with ears that are pointy and the eyes open in almost all platforms. The fur colors also caries from one platform to the other. Its typically used to represent the fox. But it also expresses characters like agility, slyness and some form of gracefulness.

“The 🦊 moved with speed and agility in the forest.”

🦝 Raccoon

It’s a mammal that is small with fur that’s grey and black. It’s portrayed most in platforms with the head only. Due to its behavior in actual life, i.e. looking for food in the trash cans, it expresses characters like craftiness or being a thief. It can also represent the animal itself.

“The 🦝 messed up my trash can.”

🦁 Lion

It is the lion face in an animated version, with color being brown in most platforms. It has a neutral face with the eyes looking ahead. It portrays the actual animal. And it also expresses the character the animal has in actual life, such as strength and braveness.

“He is strong like a 🦁”

🐯 Tiger Face

The face of the tiger is portrayed both in the animated version and the actual version. The color varies, but the common type is a yellow, white and black pattern. It poses a neutral face that appears friendly. It expresses nature diversity and also the character of the animals.

“The baby 🐯 looks adorable”

🐅 Tiger

This shows a full tiger, unlike tiger face which only displays the head. A version of it is in both realistic and cartoon. It is yellow with black stripes on most platforms. it portrays traits such as strength and courage. Directly, it depicts the actual animal.

“I had that the legends call it 🐅.”

🐆 Leopard

If you need to demonstrate gracefulness and speed with few words, leopard emoji is what you need. It is represented by a full tiger from head to tail. It is yellow with black spots and exists in both animated and realistic drawing. It directly refers to the actual tiger.

“If I had the speed of a 🐆, I could ran away from the troubles of the earth.”

🐴 Horse Face

The head of the horse is portrayed as facing to the left in the majority of the platforms. Even though there are some programs where it faces to the right and also forward. The image of the head is in an animation version. It’s used to depict the action of riding, transport, offensiveness and even the actual horse itself.

“She laughs like a 🐴”

🐎 Horse

A running horse having a saddle, the appearance is similar to emoji of horse racing. The only contrast is that it lacks a rider. it means a movement to somewhere or even displaying its glory. It can also represent the horse itself or used in any topic related to it.

“Hey! And be as first as a host. 🐎”

🦄 Unicorn

The appearance is more of a horse painted with colors. It represents a creature from a fairy tale. Looks same as the ordinary horse but has a pointy horn at the forehead. People believe it has magical kind of powers. Thus it’s famous in relation to wishes that become true and magic.

“Unicorns look beautiful with their mesmerizing color. 🦄”

🦓 Zebra

It portrays both the head of the zebra up to the neck and a complete one from head to tail. Also has both realistic and cartoon type of versions. The color is white and black stripes. Have the meaning of expressing uniqueness in something or someone. But can also be used in topics concerning the zebra or wild animals.

“Wow! That piece of art is unique 🦓”

🦌 Deer

It can be defined as a creature that is mystical. As it can be curious enough to advance and explore or run after noticing humans. It has several meanings i.e. depict shyness, beautiful legs and even the deer itself. Since they are group travelers, it can portray a family.

“Our family just like the 🦌 heard, we stay close together.”

🐮 Cow Face

Its head is illustrated in a version of a cartoon. The eyes look forward and have a neutral face. With the color, it varies from platform to platform. But for the meanings, it represents the cow. Others sense include as an insult to persons who are clumsy and has weight with the unattractive look.

“Please go and herd the cows’ 🐮”

🐂 Ox

Posses both actual and cartoon version as per the platforms it’s found. It’s a male version of the cow species. It has the full body and faces to the left, with the majority being brown in color. The face is neutral. Due to the services it provides, it can be used as an insult or portray size and strength.

“That 🐂 is really huge.”

🐃 Water Buffalo

It’s similar to an Ox in the provision of services, except is used mostly in Asia. It’s black or grey in color and portrayed with the full body that faces to the left. Few individuals have set their eyes on it in real life. The application includes, symbolizes the diversity of animals in nature and the animal itself.

“Like Ox 🐃 is used in tillage.”

🐄 Cow

Have the same looks to the emoji of cow face but with the rest of the body. Has a real version but also the animation version. Their colors differ, with most being black and white. They face to the left with only one from Google whose head looks forward. The meanings are cow representation or the milk it provides but also as an insult.

“That’s a dairy 🐄”

🐷 Pig Face

This is the head of the pig with a face looking in the forward direction. It is pink in color, with pointy or lying down ears and open eyes which are black. The facial expressions are friendly. Due to the characteristic cuteness of their nose and friendly look, they are not used for insult. But instead, it depicts friendship among people.

“That little pig is so cute 🐷”

🐖 Pig

It’s a pink colored full bodied pig. Has real as well as animated look. Unlike the emoji for pig face, this is used for insult. In general, the pigs have linked dirt, bad behaviors, and manners which are extreme. Due to that it expresses insult and portrays the pig itself or the pork it provides.

“Let’s go have some pork chops 🐖”

🐗 Boar

Like the domesticated pig, this is a relative from the wild. It has dangerous and deadly traits. This is attributed by the strength it posses and the fangs that strong and also sharp. Most platforms depict it with different shades of brown and white fangs. It’s utilized relating to a dangerous man who is strong, and as well as an insult.

“Are pigs related to 🐗?”

🐽 Pig Nose

It’s like an animation image of pig snout which is circular. It looks exactly similar to that on the pig face. The meaning is the same as to that in the full pig. That is friendliness, insult or when referring to a disgusting individual. Or it may depict a person who’s getting into other peoples businesses that don’t concern them.

“It’s about time you should start being tidy 🐽”

🐏 Ram

The Ram image looks more real as the actual animal. It’s a representation of males in sheep species. Most of them are covered with white wool or brown body. They have curved horns which differentiate them from the females. It stands for unintelligent and obstinate behaviors.

“I swear, he is always stubborn 🐏”

🐑 Ewe

Looking similar to the ram but with horn absence. It’s a female species of a sheep. The body is covered with wool except on the face and lower feet. Has the whole body and faces to the left. It symbolizes unintelligence, naiveté’s, submission and absence of logical thoughts.

“He is such a 🐑, he can’t think for himself.”

🐐 Goat

Portrayed with brown or grey colored body dictated by the platform it’s found. It has horns which are long and facing to the left. It is a domesticated animal. It is linked to characters like aggressiveness, stubbornness and lack of intelligence,

“Milk from 🐐 is very nutritious”

🐪 Camel

This displays animals with a single hump. It’s displayed with various brown color shades. It’s a popular animal known for its tolerance to the harsh desert conditions. It’s applied to illustrate the context of conditions that’s dry and harsh. Also, it is used in relation to the logo on a brand of cigarette.

“Have you ever rode on a camel 🐪”

🐫 Two-Hump Camel

Unlike the camel emoji, this has two humps. It’s primarily found in Asia Central, but it’s a rare type. Most have different types of brown color. It’s also linked to the desert. Stands for the power to tolerate hard times or it may also be used in desert context.

“I have not drunk water for a long time 🐫”

🦙 Llama

It is characterized with tallness, dense wool covering its body and it’s facing to the left with the ears pointy. The images look like the actual animal. The animal has a character of being strong and hardy. It, therefore, symbolizes the llama itself and its real-life characters.

“I’ve never seen a tough and strong lady like her. 🦙”

🦒 Giraffe

Have a representation of either full body or head alone. It’s among the tallest animals on earth. They are featured with tall necks, long legs and a body with large brown spots. It’s portrayed as a beautiful animal that is graceful surprisingly. It can also be used to refer to individuals who are very tall.

“She has a graceful walk 🦒”

🐘        Elephant

A grey colored elephant, which has both cartoon and realistic representation. In certain versions, it has tasks while in others it’s absent. It’s displayed with the whole body. It has characters such as being huge, kind and sometimes dangerous. Those characters apply in emoji when describing someone with similar traits.

“How big are 🐘?”

🦏 Rhinoceros

Have either the full body or the head which are all grey in color. It is applied most when discussing Africa wildlife. Due to its characters in the wild, it conveys aggressiveness, strength and having large body size. In other cases, it’s used during the wild animal context.

“He really has a short temper like a rhino 🦏”

🦛 Hippopotamus

It’s characterized by grey or brown color, fat or huge and being displayed mostly like the whole body. It loves feeding and also spending time in the water. It portrays characters such as fatness, cute to some people and also aggressiveness.

“Have seen your friend recently, she is really fat 🦛”

🐭 Mouse Face

A grey face with the inside of the ears being pink, it has a neutral face with black eyes and whiskers that are very visible. In some platforms, the upper teeth can be seen. It conveys meanings such as a traitor or directly means a rodent.

“This place is infested with rodents’ 🐭🐭”

🐁 Mouse

It is similar to the mouse face but with the rest of the body. Has a grey or white colored body. The inside of the ears and tail is pink and is shown as either standing on two or four legs. It conveys cuteness or even a traitor.

“I need a small pet, I had the white mouse is the best. 🐁”

🐀 Rat

This can easily be confused with a mouse. The rat is bigger, with a grey body and pink inside the ears and the tail. Also, have black eyes with the ears facing sideways. Due to its character, it expresses disgust, traitor, dirty environment, shady individuals and informers.

“How could she sell us out 🐀?”

🐹 Hamster

Can be described as being cute, has pink ears and with the face that is covered with orange over half way. Also, the other face part is either white or gray and contains whiskers that are three on each side. It’s used to convey greed, cuteness and chubby cheeks.

“She has cute round cheeks 🐹”

🐰 Rabbit Face

It’s formed in an animation version. Has a pair of long ears which faces forward, either black or pink eyes and the upper two teeth which are long and displayed. Also, it’s featured with round cheeks and whiskers on either side. Though the whiskers may be absent in other platforms. It expresses speed, cuteness, and cowardice.

“She really has rabbit ears 🐰”

🐇 Rabbit

Unlike the rabbit face, it displays the entire animal. It is portrayed as being grey, white or brown in color. Depending on the platform, it may be either standing on four legs or two back legs. Has a cottontail, black or red eyes and presence or absence of whiskers. It portrays speed, cowardice, and cuteness.

“With the bush shaking, he immediately took off. 🐇”

🐿 Chipmunk

It looks almost the same as squirrel due to its tail that’s a bushy and brown colored body. It’s frequently displayed while eating a chestnut or acorn. The contrast between it and squirrel is the stripes on the back. It conveys cuteness.

“Chipmunks are very cute animals. 🐿”

🦔 Hedgehog

It can be displayed as either facing to the side or front. Has the back which is covered with sharp, pointy spines and its brown in color. Its legs are short and have a pointy snout with black eyes and a mouth that looks like it is smiling. It conveys motherhood and happiness.

“I had she is expecting. 🦔”

🦇 Bat

It’s portrayed in a flying posture. It’s either brown or grey in body color; the eyes are black or red. It is often linked with vampires. It has a character of coming out at night and living in dark caves. Due to this, it means scary. And it is also associated with Halloween.

“That hallway was dark and scary 🦇”

🐻 Bear

It displays the face of the bear, which is brown, black eyes, black nose, and either open or closed mouth. Looks more of a teddy bear and very cute. It portrays softness, cuteness, strength, and laziness all at the same moment.

“Wow! That bear is really massive and strong, but it looks cuddly. 🐻”

🐨 Koala

Have a fluffy and small head that is grey in color. It is shown as either the entire animal or just the head. It has black open eyes and black nose too. It expresses adorableness and cuteness. It can also mean the animal itself.

“Koala is amongst the cutest animals in the wild. 🐨”

🐼 Panda

It’s composed of a face with white and black and also other shades. Also has either a smile or neutral face depending on the program it’s found. It’s used to mean the panda animal or indirectly to convey loveliness and cuteness when describing a person.

“The pandas are really lovely. 🐼”

🦥       Sloth

The sloth is shown from a branch hanging while facing forward with a slight smile. It is known for slow motion. It expresses slow movement or laziness, but that’s not all it can depict the wild animals and love of nature.

“She is really slow; I think we are going to spend our whole day here. 🦥’

🦦   Otter

The otter appears as if floating or laying on its back. It’s brown in color with whiskers in some platform and absents in others. The eyes are typical black with a facial expression that is neutral. It’s popular for swimming and love for the water. They can also portray cuteness or when seeking favor.

“She is a talented and strong swimmer like an otter. 🦦”

🦨 Skunk

Have both animated and real version. It’s featured with a black body with fur and white strips running from the head to the tip of the tail. The eyes are black and it also has a bushy tail-suspended upwards. Due to its trait of spraying a stinking odor, it’s used to describe a person who has a foul smell.

“What’s that horrible smell 🦨?”

🦘 Kangaroo

Being popular as Australia symbol, it’s depicted for having a brown fur and has varying posses depending on the program it is found. Also, it’s known to be caring for the newborn and the males fight viciously for mates. It expresses care, fighting, and jumps.

“Mess with me and I’ll come at you with my kangaroo kick 🦘”

🦡 Badger

They are known to be hard headed. This is because they are built heavily, tough and nocturnal. They are illustrated as black or grey fur with large white stripes on the head or from the head to the tail. They portray durability and stubbornness.

“That guy is like a badger, he still comes back 🦡”

🐾 Paw Prints

It’s a pair of paws made on a white a surface. It appears like a dog or even a cat stepped on paint and started walking. The colors are different and mainly depend on the platform. It can apply in the context of pets or any other animals with paws. Also, it can be used in the place of a mark or contribution from someone.

“Who left a mad print on my mat 🐾?”