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Animals: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for animals
 

Instructional videos playlist:
 

Animal signs

1.  https://youtu.be/FCcSOUAcyQw

2.  https://youtu.be/wcFAwGNfeNk

3.  https://youtu.be/dTjBJh6A98E

4.  https://youtu.be/FHAfv57aXAc

5.  https://youtu.be/0Wn97Z8g5Xg

6.  https://youtu.be/yiWAqUaY6G4

7.  https://youtu.be/dxKugaxYRhs

8.  https://youtu.be/jEDOfzs3I08

9.  https://youtu.be/yH1nI3pc5Zc

10. https://youtu.be/eWFIwR4edLo

 


For the sign for "animal" see: ANIMAL


 

ALLIGATOR

ANT

ANTEATER

ARMADILLO

BAT

BEAR

BEAVER

BEE
BIRD

BISON

BOAR

BUFFALO

BUG

BULL

BUTTERFLY

CARIBOU

CAT

CATERPILLAR
CHAMELEON
CHEETAH

CHICKEN
CHIHUAHUA

CHIPMUNK
COCOON
COCKROACH

COW
CRAB
CROCODILE   

DEER

DINOSAUR

DOG

DOLPHIN

DONKEY

DRAGONFLY

DUCK

EAGLE

ELEPHANT
ELEPHANT SEAL

ELK

FARM

FISH
FLAMINGO

FLY

FOX

FROG

GIRAFFE

GOAT

GORILLA
GUINEA PIG

HAMSTER

HEDGEHOG

HEN

HIPPOPOTAMUS

HORSE

HUMMINGBIRD
IGUANA

JELLYFISH
KANGAROO

LION
LIZARD

LLAMA
LOBSTER
MEERKAT

MONKEY

MOOSE

MOSQUITO

MOTH

MOUSE

OCTOPUS

OWL

PENGUIN

PET

PHEASANT

PIG
PLATYPUS

POSSUM (opossum)

RABBIT

RACCOON

RARE

RAT

REINDEER (CARIBOU)

RHINO

ROOSTER

SEAL
SEA LION
SEA TURTLE

SHARK

SHEEP
SHRIMP

SKUNK

SLOTH

SNAKE

SPIDER

SQUIRREL

TIGER

TOAD

TURTLE

WALRUS

WHALE

WOLF

WORM

ZEBRA

 



Animals Lesson 01:

BEAR

DONKEY
ELEPHANT

GOAT
LION
 

MONKEY

MOUSE
PIG
SHEEP

SNAKE

 

Animals 01: Practice Sheet A:
01. BEAR SLEEP DURING WINTER?
02. DONKEY EASY PRACTICE-(train)?
03. ELEPHANT CAN REMEMBER MANY YEARS?
04. GOAT EAT ANY-THING?
05. LION LIVE IN OCEAN?

 

Animals 01: Practice Sheet B:
06. MONKEY CAN CLIMB TREE?
07. MOUSE CAN SCARE ELEPHANT?
08. PIG CAN CLIMB TREE?
09. SHEEP TASTE GOOD?
10. SNAKE CAN SWIM?

 

Notes:
In context, the sign PRACTICE can mean "train / training."
During the late 20th and early 21st century the sign PRACTICE was often initialized with a "T" to create the meaning of "training." Later it became common to drop the initialization of the sign for "TRAINING" if there was sufficient context to make the meaning clear.

 

 

 


 

Animals Lesson 02:

BEE
CHICKEN
DEER
DUCK
EAGLE
ELK

FLY
TIGER
TURTLE
SPIDER
 

Animals 02: Practice Sheet A:
01. TIGER HAVE SPOTS?
02. TURTLE FAST, SLOW, WHICH?
03. SPIDER, YOU AFRAID YOU?
04. BEE STING YOU BEFORE?
05. ROAD, CHICKEN, CL:X-"cross the road," WHY?*

 

Animals 03: Practice Sheet B:
06. DEER LIVE CLUSTER, ALONE, WHICH?
07. DUCK CAN SWIM?
08. EAGLE EAT MOUSE?
09. FLY-(insect) FAST SLOW WHICH?
10. ELK WEIGH HOW-MUCH?

 

Note: Some instructors may prefer you to use a bent-V hand to depict the bird since the bent-V hand is commonly used to depict small animals in ASL.
 


 

Animals Lesson 03:

GIRAFFE
GORILLA
HIPPOPOTAMUS
MOSQUITO
OWL

RACCOON

RAT

SQUIRREL
WOLF

WORM

 

Animals 03: Practice Sheet A:
01. GIRAFFE CAN HOW TALL?
02. GORILLA EAT GRASS?
03. HIPPOPOTAMUS WEIGH HOW MUCH?
04. MOSQUITO EAT WHAT?
05. OWL CAN SEE FAR?

 

Animals 03: Practice Sheet B:
06. RACCOON THEY BORN EGG?
07. RAT SMART, DUMB, WHICH?
08. YOU THINK SQUIRREL CUTE?
09. WOLF SLEEP DURING WINTER?
10. WORM CAN SEE FAR?
 


 

Animals Lesson 04:
ALLIGATOR
BUTTERFLY

COW
DINOSAUR
DOG

FROG
HORSE

RABBIT

SKUNK

ZEBRA


Animals 04: Practice Sheet A:
01. GROUP ZEBRA NAMED WHAT?
02.YOU WANT HAVE ALLIGATOR FOR PET YOU?
03. BUTTERFLY YOU COLLECT YOU?
04. DINOSAUR ALL DEAD?
05. FROG, CAN JUMP HOW FAR?

 

Animals 04: Practice Sheet B:
06. SKUNK SMELL BAD?
07. FAMOUS RABBIT what-NAME?
08. COW EAT GRASS?
09. HORSE YOU BEFORE RIDE-ON?
10. IF YOU HAVE  DOG YOU NAME-it WHAT?

 

Notes:
A herd of Zebras is called a "dazzle" of zebras.

Rosie the Ribiter, a bullfrog managed by Lee Giudici, jumped 21 feet, 5.75 inches in 1986.

 


 

Animals Lesson 05:

CARIBOU

domesticated  = PET or LIVE FARM

FARM

FOX

HEN

MOOSE

PET

RARE

REINDEER (CARIBOU)

ROOSTER

WOLF

 


Statements:
01. fs-CARIBOU HAVE OTHER NAME.
02. CARIBOU IF fs-PET fs-OR LIVE FARM NAMED fs-REINDEER
03. CARIBOU IF fs-WILD NAMED fs-CARIBOU
04. fs-ANTLERS ANTLERS depiction- "antlers fall off" YEARLY
05. FEMALE CARIBOU HAVE ANTLERS
 

Animals 05: Practice Sheet A:

01. CARIBOU OTHER NAME WHAT? (Answer:  reindeer)

02. CARIBOU IF fs-PET fs-OR LIVE FARM NAMED WHAT?

03. CARIBOU IF WILD NAMED WHAT?

04. CARIBOU ANTLERS FALL-OFF HOW OFTEN?

05. FEMALE CARIBOU HAVE ANTLER QM-WIG?

 

Animals 05: Practice Sheet B:

06.  CAN HEN EGG WITHOUT ROOSTER? (yes)

07.  FEMALE FOX NAMED WHAT?  (vixen)

08.  WOLF MOST fs-RARE TYPE-of OR CATEGORY WOLF WHAT? (Red Wolves)
09.  WOLF MOST TEND COLOR WHAT? (grey)

10. CAN MOOSE SWIM? (yes)

 

 


 

Animals Lesson 06:

ANT

BUG

ARMADILLO

BAT

BOAR

HEDGEHOG

HUMMINGBIRD

PHEASANT

SLOTH

RHINO

 

Animals 06: Practice Sheet A:

01. ANT STRONG?  (Are ants strong?)

02. BUG fs-BUGS CLUSTER THAT INCLUDE SPIDER? (Are spiders bugs?)

03. ARMADILLO GUN BULLET PREVENT? (Are armadillos bullet proof?)

04. fs-MAMMAL CLUSTER ONLY ONE of-THOSE TRUE FLY. what-NAME? (bats)

05. BOAR BABY NAMED WHAT? (humbugs)

 

Animals 06: Practice Sheet B:

06.  CALIFORNIA ILLEGAL HEDGEHOG? (Are hedgehogs illegal in California?) (yes)

07.  BIRD THAT fs-MIGRATE, SMALLEST BIRD WHAT? (hummingbird)

08.  YOU SEE PHEASANT BEFORE YOU?
09.  SLOTH BLIND? (Are sloths blind?) (Pretty much, yah. They can see a coarse black and white in dim light). 

10.  RHINO EAT MEAT? (no)

 

 


 

Animals Lesson 07:

 

ANT EATER
BEAVER
CHIPMUNK
ELEPHANT SEAL

GUINEA PIG [version 1: fs-GUINEA PIG] [version 2: FLAT-O "MOUSE"]
HAMSTER

KANGAROO

MEERKAT (depictive dh-flat-O turning side to side. ndh-ARM-represents-the-ground)
PLATYPUS
SQUIRREL
 

 


 

Animals Lesson 08:

 

BISON (C>S handshapes curving forward)

BULL (version: Y hand pointing forward)

DOLPHIN (open R version)

JELLYFISH

LLAMA (pointing forward, double movement, depictive)

OCTOPUS

POSSUM (opossum)

SEAL (various clapping versions)

SHARK (head fin version)  / SHARK (fin in the water version)

WALRUS (C>S tusks downward version)

 

Animals 08: Practice Sheet A:
01. BISON [shift] BUFFALO SAME QM-WIG?
02. SHRIMP CALORIES APPROX HOW-MANY
03. DOLPHIN ITSELF fs-FISH QM-WIG?
04 JELLYFISH STING BEST TAKE-CARE-of HOW?
05. OCTOPUS BLOOD what-COLOR?
 

Animals 08: Practice Sheet B:

06. BABY SEALS NAMED WHAT?
07. SHARK HAVE BONES QM-WIG?
08. POSSUM EYES what-COLOR?
09. LLAMA COMMUNICATE HOW?
10. WALRUS CAN EAT CLAM DAILY how-MANY?

 



Animals Lesson 09:


BUTTERFLY
CATERPILLAR
COCOON

DRAGONFLY
MOTH
PENGUIN

SEA TURTLE
TURTLE
WHALE

WING

 

Animals 09: Practice Sheet A:
01. fs-LUNA MOTH NOT HAVE WHAT? (Answer: MOUTH)
02. CATERPILLAR TEND BECOME WHAT? (Answer: butterfly or moth)
03. BUTTERFLY TAKE-TASTE-OF+ HOW? (How do butterflies taste things?) (Answer: With their feet!)
04. WING, BUTTERFLY HAVE HOW-MANY? (Answer: 4)
05. BUTTERFLY COCOON fs-COCOON, THAT USE MAKE THREAD fs-THREAD WHAT-KIND? (Answer: silk)

Animals 09: Practice Sheet B:
06. DRAGONFLY STING? (Do dragonflies sting?) (Answer: No)
07. PENGUINS POOP HOW-OFTEN? (Answer: 3 to 8 times an hour)
08. TURTLES HAVE TEETH? (Do turtles have teeth?) (Answer: "no"
09. SEA-TURTLE [shift] TURTLE DIFFERENT HOW? (Answer: Sea Turtles can't retract their heads).
10. WHALE VOMIT USED FOR WHAT? (make perfume = ambergris)
 


Animals Lesson 10:

 

CHIHUAHUA
COCKROACH
CHAMELEON
CHEETAH
CROCODILE
LIZARD
IGUANA
CRAB
LOBSTER
FLAMINGO

01. CHIHUAHUA FROM WHERE?
02. COCKROACH SUPPOSE HEAD CHOPPED-OFF, IX CAN LIVE HOW-LONG?
03. CHAMELEON CAN CHANGE WHAT?
04. CHEETAH CAN RUN HOW FAST?
05. CROCODILE, SHARK, STRONGER BITE WHICH?


06. TELL ME SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT LIZARD.
07. IGUANA SEE GOOD CAN QM-WIG?
08. CRAB how-MANY LEG?
09. PAST-[palm-forward] LOBSTER PRISON FOOD?
10. FLAMINGO what-COLOR?
 

 

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Notes:


Notes: 

index-old.htm

[template for signs pages]

 

 

Note:
Deaf Zoologist: https://youtu.be/IpvhVVMHKMU

signing duo https://youtu.be/7ufIy3DrREE

 


TOAD is generally signed by using the FROG sign in context. If you need to differentiate FROG and TOAD in a story you can use ... a depictive sign for TOAD ...Note: Don't go around claiming that is the sign for TOAD rather it is a depiction for specific situations.




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