Animals and nature emojis with their meaning
You'll find all current animals and nature emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Animals & Nature Emojis
A sweet dog face with a panting tongue and floppy ears. Stands for unconditional loyalty and attention. Can refer to your own pet (“I love my dog.“) or to people (“You sly dog!“).
I like you! Sweet hamster with pink ears and gray-orange face. Mostly a popular pet for children. It hoards provisions and laps in the spinning wheel. It symbolizes inner peace and contentment.
Cute bunny face in cartoon style with two long ears. Can be used for easter or for spring in general. Many people associate it with cuddly fur, family spirit and an active sex life.
You sly old fox! The red fox with the fluffy tail is a family animal. It is considered particularly cunning and smart. In fairy tales, it exploits the weaknesses of others, deceives and is treacherous.
A cute teddy bear. Is considered cuddly. The bear can stand on two legs like a human. Is admired for its strength and power, but also feared.
I'm going to a Cro concert! Pandas come from China, feed on bamboo and are threatened with extinction. You find something totally cute or as an expression of affection within friendships.
The koala stands for cuteness or amiability and awakens protective instincts. The second best-known animal in Australia feeds on eucalyptus and sleeps 20 hours a day.
The magnificent animal stands for strength, felinity and appetite. Central importance in Asia. There, the tiger is considered a wise leader (Buddhism) and national animal (India), it is a symbol of bravery and strength (China) and a Chinese zodiac.
Pigs might fly! At New Year's Eve the pig is one of the favorite lucky charms, apart from the chimney sweep. Represents prosperity and wealth.
A cute lion face, the king of animals and the jungle. A powerful, dangerous predator, a sublime ruler over its pack and a symbol of power.
I have a frog in the throat! In mythology, stands for fertility, death and rebirth. Can also be seen in connection with prince charming (kiss the frog). Also known as Kermit, the frog from the Muppet Show.
That's monkey business! “You are a cheeky monkey!“ or “Real brass monkey weather!“. Can also be used in a playful way, while fooling around or referring to the animal itself.
Monkey with two hands in front of its eyes. Closes its eyes to the world so as not to see anything bad or cruel, or is embarrassed. Mizaru is one of the three wise monkeys. In a sense, ignoring bad things.
Monkey is holding both hands over its mouth. Keeps a secret, will not talk about something, wants to speak no evil or what it just said slipped out of its mouth. Iwazaru is part of the three wise monkeys.
Monkey is holding both hands over its ears. Doesn't want to hear anything unpleasant or negative. Avoids the truth and does not listen. Kikazaru is one of the three wise monkeys.
Softly, softly catchee monkey! The naughty monkey stands for activity, joy, playfulness. Term of endearment for foolish persons and children who climb a lot. May also mean “Don‘t monkey about!“ or “I'm chilling at home“. Often used in the context of animals, zoos and forests.
In general, stands for fear and cowardice (“You are a chicken“). Appears in many phrases: “To get up with the chickens“, “To dance the funky chicken“, “To feel like a spring chicken“ or “to chicken out“. Chinese zodiac sign in the horoscope.
The penguin is a symbol of coldness. Tells a person that he or she is particularly awkward, gawkish or clumsy. Also symbolizes balance and reason. Can also announce an addition to the family.
Tell me about the birds and the bees. Flip someone the bird or to be a bird brain. Bird emoticon stands for freedom and fantasy. Can also symbolize the soul on a spiritual level.
|🐣||Chick in Eggshell
A sweet fledgling is hatching from its egg. Popular symbol for Easter. Stands for recommencement, cuteness or the birth of a baby.
|🐥||Chick in Frontal View
An oversized head, yellow feathers, beak and big eyes. The cute, newly hatched chick expresses innocence and ignorance. “I had no idea“ or “I cannot help it.“
A symbol of wisdom. The nocturnal owl cannot shake off a negative superstition. In spooky scenes in movies you can often hear the characteristic call of the owl.
Emoji for Batman. The nocturnal bat served as a template for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The only mammal that can fly. Represents immortality and reincarnation.
The lonely wolf howling at the moon. In fairytales like “Little Red Riding Hood“ or “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats“ often an evil character, like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Symbol for independence, but also strong family spirit.
The unicorn: a white horse with magical powers and a horn on its forehead. The mythical creatures represent uniqueness, innocence, virginity, and childlike naivety. Symbol for the good.
I wish you luck! The red ladybug with the black dots is considered a lucky symbol and is often found on birthday cards.
You are as nerve-racking as a mosquito! There are 3600 species worldwide, around 100 of those can be found in Germany. You will meet the annoying pests mostly in the evening hours and in the proximity of water. Only the female mosquitoes bite, they need a blood meal for their egg production.
Horses are considered loyal and smart. Popular as farm animals and means of transportation. Inspirational and powerful. Insult to people with less attractive face and pronounced jaw as well as loudly laughing people.
Worldwide, the sight of the spider is associated with fear and disgust. Chat partner wants to shock you or annoy you badly. Symbol for Halloween or Spiderman.
Someone has been netted! The web spun with spider silk is primarily used for catching prey. May indicate a trap or danger. Symbol for Halloween and scary things.
Turtles live to be between 40 and 100 years old and they move very slowly. You have a quiet day, you are moving or somebody dresses up in carnival as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The hissing snake stands for furtiveness and deception. A person pretends to be your friend, but is badmouthing you behind your back. Also represents a zodiac sign in the Chinese horoscope.
Eight legs, two pincers and a poison sting. In sagas and myths, the scorpion is usually a dangerous and deadly creature. They are prevalent worldwide and only a few species are dangerous. One of the twelve zodiac signs.
The octopus has up to eight arms, including a favorite arm and is considered smart. Is also used in a kitschy way because of its cute appearance, e.g., “I want to snuggle up to you.“ In connection with traveling and diving or the ability to do many things at the same time.
We are having a good time with lobster and champagne! The red sea creatures live to get up to 100 years old and cover 160 km annually. Represents holidays, the sea and exquisite dinners.
Prawns and hermit crabs can stand for isolation and loneliness. Represent the sea, the underwater world or also food. Could also mean: You only move sideways!
Careful, I'm dangerous! Puffer fish can inflate in case of danger and raise its quills. This makes it almost impossible for the enemy to scoff it. As a warning: do not mess with me! Despite its poison, a delicacy in Japan.
That's a bit fishy! Fishing for compliments or being neither fish nor fowl. Fish are masters of camouflage and adaptation. Also used in connection with eating fish, with swimming, or the sea.
Flipper! An American children's series. Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals. They live together in families.
Very large marine mammal with massive body. The whale has no natural enemies. They are among the oldest animals in the world and are considered to be guardians of knowledge. Insult for overweight people.
The leopard is one of the fastest and most graceful big cats and symbolizes wildness, elegance, beauty and power. Can stand for a vacation in Asia or Africa. Or you want to buy new leggings with the typical pattern.
This house is a white elephant, you are the elephant in the room or you are seeing pink elephants. The heaviest surviving land mammal stands for wisdom. We are going on holiday: to a safari in Africa or to Asia. Unflattering symbol for an overweight person.
We're going on a safari to the Kruger National Park! The hippopotamus is the second-heaviest land mammal after the elephant. The herbivores can show a very aggressive behavior. Due to its barrel-shaped physique, it is also used for people in an unflattering way.
We are going to the other end of the world! Apart from the koala, the kangaroo is the most famous animal in Australia. The world's largest marsupial has even made it to the Australian coat of arms. Kangaroos are walking with their tail, they cannot run backwards and they do not sweat.
As busy as a bee or to have a bee in your bonnet. Bees are structured like a social community. Each has its own fixed task and contributes its part to the success of the colony. Caution: A bee can also annoy and sting!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Caterpillars hatch from an egg, eat their way through all groceries, pupate and become a butterfly. As a larva usually thick and hairy, therefore also used to express aversion: That is disgusting and fulsome!
Symbol of a positive transformation: from the unimpressive caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly. You are in love, have butterflies in your stomach. Summer is here!
During vacation, the shell can be found on the beach. If we hold a spiral shell to the ear, we can hear the sound of the sea. Refers to the coast or the ocean.
I'm as strong as an ox! Powerful, tame working animal. Represents agriculture and rural areas. The ox roast is a symbol of the Bavarian “Wiesn”. We're going to the Oktoberfest!
One of the twelve zodiac signs in the Chinese horoscope. Represents pork on menus. Can also mean dirty, greedy or disgusting and be used pejoratively (“You sweat like a pig“).
We are going to Peru! Llamas live in the South American Andes and belong to the animal family of camels. Cute facial expression, big eyes and cuddly fur. But beware: If danger threatens, it spits you in the face. Has replaced the unicorn as the new trend animal: “No dramas with llamas“, “No probllamas“.
Let the cat out of the bag or “You think you're the cat's whiskers!“. Symbol for the cat lover or your own pet. The cat is said to have seven lives.
Happy Thanksgiving! The turkey lives in North and South America. It is a symbol of emotional security and proximity to the earth. Traditional food on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The turkey is easily irritable and then blurts out angry sounds.
Let's get rid of disputes and conflicts! White dove with olive branch in beak. The dove is a symbol of peace all over the world.
He is flouncing around like a peacock! In order to attract females, the peacock raises its feathers into a fan. Symbol of beauty, wealth and love. Also the epitome of vanity.
You parrot everyone or “She put her parrot make-up on“. The tropical bird with the bright colors is able to repeat words and even imitate telephone ringing.
From the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan. The graceful bird with a long neck and brilliant white plumage appears in many myths and fairy tales. The swan commits itself to its partner for life. Symbolizes loyalty and purity.
Happy Easter or “That's cute!“ The bunny is usually sent on Easter and in spring. In addition, the bunny is in fourth place of the Chinese zodiac signs and is used to wish a happy New Year. The next year of the bunny is 2023.
There is a raccoon in the attic! Zorro on four paws. The cute, masked small bear with a striking black and white face originally comes from North America. The loner is nocturnal, color-blind and a good climber.
You are smart and quick! The white stripe on its head is characteristic of the badger. The nocturnal animal spends most of its time in underground caves, which it digs itself. Badgers are brave, live in packs and hibernate in winter.
Poor as a church mouse or to play cat and mouse with someone. Can also refer to someone who is small, quiet and unobtrusive.
Easily confused with the mouse emoji. The rat is one of the twelve zodiac signs in the Chinese horoscope. It is also used negatively as an insult (“to rat on someone“) for traitors and untrustworthy persons.
Alvin and the Chipmunks. The cute animals live in America and in contrast to the squirrel they have stripes. It can store its food in the thick cheeks to feed on it later unhurriedly. Let's go for a walk in the park!
Small and cute, but can fight back! Raises its quills if in danger. I want to coil up like a hedgehog! The hedgehog hibernates and perks up only at dusk. The most famous (blue) hedgehog from the Sonic video game runs as fast as the sound and collects rings.
This is terrible or fantastic! As the master of all elements of nature, the dragon is a mythical figure in the Japanese and Chinese traditions. Can also be found in company logos.
Happy and merry holidays! Decorating the tree with balls, tinsel and fairy lights is part of the traditional Christmas season. Represents the holidays and is often used in Christmas greetings.
“Follow the trail” or “I have a new pet”. The imprints can indicate an animal with paws such as dogs, cats, bears, lions, etc. The emoji is mostly used in conversations relating to animals.
Evergreen coniferous trees do not lose their needles even in winter. In China and Japan bonsai is a form of artistic garden design. Symbol of strength and immortality.
Represents the forest and nature in general. Can be used for the invitation for a walk. In autumn, the leaves change color before the tree loses its leaves. Symbol for rebirth and the victory of life over death.
Summer, sun, the sea ... symbol of holidays and travel to tropical or warm regions. Or something victorious, you win the palm.
I love gardening! Most plants are dibbled in spring. The delicate plant needs to be nourished and cared for. Can symbolize growth or a fresh start.
Small twig with green leaves. Can represent nature or cooking with natural ingredients and flavors. Herbs are also found in medicines.
The green plant with the three heart-shaped leaves stands for Ireland and St. Patrick's Day. Symbol for the cross and the Trinity, nature and Ireland. The English term “shamrock“ comes from the Irish word for plant (seamróg).
|🍀||Four Leaf Clover
I wish you luck! The four-leaf clover was taken by Eve as a souvenir from paradise. Someone is keeping his fingers crossed for you.
In Japan, house entrances are embellished with a pine decoration on Shogatsu (New Year's Day) to thank the gods for their protection.
Traditional Japanese tanabata tree. It is utilized to attach written wishes to it. On the day of the festival, two stars meet each other in the sky: according to Chinese tradition, two lovers who are separated by the Milky Way for the rest of the year.
|🍃||Leaf Fluttering in the Wind
“Fall is approaching” or “It's windy!” Fluttering leaves in the wind can also be a warning sign and indicate disappointment, loss, or a personal misfortune.
The maple leaf is the emblem of Canada. The autumnal colors of the leaf can also stand for the season and nature.
|🌾||Ear Of Rice
Emoji shows a rice panicle. It stands for solidarity and the commitment to a human being. It also symbolizes wealth, happiness and prosperity.
Delicate, fragile beauty. Hibiscus is very colorful and extremely attractive for bees and butterflies. Symbolizes wealth and power in Asian countries.
A tulip is the harbinger of spring. It is often posted as a courtesy. Worldwide, splendid tulip festivals are organized. Can be understood as the awakening of nature.
You have won my heart! The red rose is a sign of love and romance. It is usually sent on Valentine's or Mother's Day. Caution: Every rose has its thorn!
The flower has withered due to lack of water or sun. Represents sorrow, disillusionment and hopelessness. Symbolizes the end of a love, faded feelings or the current depressive state of mind.
“Thank you” or “All the best!” The beautiful, colorful bouquet is usually sent on Mother's Day and Valentine's Day as well as at weddings and other celebrations. It is meant to express congratulations and acknowledgement. Also used as a symbol of nature.
The bright pink cherry blossom is deeply rooted in the Japanese tradition (Hanami). It stands for beauty and transience.
In full bloom or “A girl blossoms into a woman“. The blooming flower does not show a specific species, but stands for flowers in general, for spring and the awakening of nature.
You make the sun rise! The “high spirits flower“ conjures a smile on every face. Represents joie de vivre, happiness and warmth. Sunflowers are a symbol of the summer.
Outstanding! Flower decoration in the form of a blossom. Belongs to the decorative culture of European and Indian art. Today rosettes are still used as a military award for particularly good achievements.
|🌏||Globe With Asia and Australia
The view from space, when astronauts look at the continents of Asia and Australia. The holiday was approved, you go Down Under to the kangaroos.
At new moon, the moon is between the sun and the earth. Is the first of four phases in the lunar cycle. Represents a fresh start. According to the lunar calendar, this is a good time to sow plants, carry out the wish for a baby, or start a new project.
I wish you success! The full moon promises happiness in any circumstance. You will arrive at your destination, but you should remain modest.
|🌝||Full Moon With Face
Smiling full moon face. Symbol of wholeness and magical power. Is delighted about your happiness and wishes you success.
|🌗||Last Quarter Moon Symbol
At the end of the lunar cycle (total: 29.53 days), the left half of the moon is lightened. The phase of the waning moon is suitable for tackling or completing things. Can also stand for balance, contrast or duality.
|🌓||First Quarter Moon Symbol
Waxing crescent moon. Stands for misery in love and marriage. Can also mean: You have reached a goal.
|🌚||New Moon With Face
New moon with face. Is usually perceived as creepy and eerie. Can also symbolize the man in the moon.
I wish you a good night! The moon forms a crescent in the night sky. This may indicate the beginning or the end of a journey.
|🌞||Sun With Face
The sun is shining so beautifully! Yellow sun with friendly grin on its face. Expresses joy about the great weather, stands for the summer or the sunny mind of a person.
|⭐||White Medium Star
Stars are the source of light or brightness and stand for protection as well as accompaniment. Symbol of fame and fortune, outstanding talent or achievements. Reach for the stars.
Three decoratively sparkling stars. It glitters and sparkles, can stand for, e.g.: I have shined the car or apartment. Something is beautiful or almost magical.
My head is spinning! Swinging star. Means, I'm totally dazed (drunken) and only see stars.
Three decoratively sparkling stars. For example, can mean: I polished my car or my apartment to mirror finish.
Symbol as a warning of high voltage. The flash is often used for stormy weather. Or to say that something is extremely dangerous, exciting or out of control.
You're as hot as a volcano! The fire emoji is often used as a compliment and also in connection with “to be enlightened”, or for spicy food.
The comet stands for special events like success. Is associated with luck and misfortune. Indicates a change in life.
|☀||(Black) Sun With Rays
Symbolizes life energy on the earth as well as warm and sunny days.
After every low comes a high! The rainbow is a symboli of peace and unification. It is also a sign of happiness and hope.
Dark clouds are gathering or something casts a cloud over something. Meant rather negatively. Represents bad weather, bad mood or doom.
|☃||Snowman in Snow
It's winter, the snow is falling outside. The snowman stands for the cold season. The season starts as soon as the first snowflake falls.
|⛄||Snowman Without Snowflakes
Let's build a snowman! The snowman typically has eyes made of pebbles, a carrot nose and wears a hat. It is a symbol of winter, snow and the Christmas season.
Symbol of frost. Represents the winter: it is cold or it is snowing. Stands for uniqueness, because no snowflake is exactly like the other. After the Disney movie “Frozen“ the emoji undoubtedly gained in popularity.
Wow! Something is (positively or negatively) surprising, great or it just exploded. The concert was awesome, the new project hit the roof or you had a rear-end collision.
|🌬||Wind Blowing Face
Symbol of Mother Nature, of all fertile and creative things. Generates wind by blowing air from the mouth. In the context of the weather (it is windy outside) or in the figurative sense (blowing away problems or memories).
I'm already gone! Emoticon shows that someone has to hurry and move quickly. Person has already darted off.
|🌪||Cloud With Tornado
A tornado is a tremendous natural phenomenon, leaving a trail of devastation. It symbolizes danger. In a figurative sense, for restlessness or turbulent situations: failures and disappointments are possible.
The wave emoji can be interpreted as a symbol of the power of life. Also has other meanings such as surfing and swimming in the sea, or “Something lies ahead of you”.
Single-drop emoji. Could be water or drops of perspiration. Can stand for inconvenience or discomfort, but is also used as a sign for drizzle and rain.
|💦||Splashing Sweat Symbol
The drops represent splashing sweat. Somebody is making either a physical or a mental effort right now. In sexual contact for body fluids or excitement.