Green Animals

It is hard to find the color green in animals. But the species that are green look unique and exotic. As beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, it is entirely up to an individual to decide whether they are beautiful and cute or ugly. The main use of the green color in wild animals is to help in camouflage though parrots, geckos, and tree frogs are kept as pets. The shades sported by green animals range from light (for example, luna moth) to deep green (for example, European lobster).

While the color of most of these animals owes to natural green pigments on their skins, there are a few like sloths that are green due to the presence of algae on their fur, which is in a symbiotic relationship. The insects in the below list are small green animals, while sloths and snakes are among the bigger types.

Green Animals

List of Green Animals


  • Green toad
  • Grey Treefrog
  • Mulu Flying Frog
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
  • Tree Frog


  • Amazon Parrot
  • Eclectus Parrot
  • Great Green Macaw
  • Green Broadbill
  • Green Peafowl
  • Green-Headed Tanager
  • Leafbird
  • Military Macaw
  • Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  • Shining-Green Hummingbird
  • Yellow-Crowned Amazon


  • Green Fish
  • Green Moray Eel
  • Undulate Triggerfish


  • Bush Cricket
  • Glorious Scarab
  • Grasshopper
  • Green Beetle
  • Green Darner
  • Green Lacewing
  • Green Mantis
  • Green Stink Bug
  • Green Sweat Bee
  • Leaf Bug
  • Luna Moth


  • Sheep Leaf Sea Slug
  • European lobster


  • Green Ringtail Possum
  • Sloth


  • African Chameleon
  • American Anole
  • Bamboo Pit Viper
  • Chinese Water Dragon
  • Emerald Tree Boa
  • European Green Lizard
  • Green Crocodile
  • Green Mamba
  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Green Snake
  • Green Tree Python
  • Green Vine Snake
  • Long-Nosed Whip Snake
  • Smooth Green Snake
  • Wellington Green Gecko
  • White-Lipped Pit Viper


Q. What sea and ocean animals are green?

A. Some green animals like sheep leaf sea slugs, green sea turtles, and green moray eels live in the water of seas and oceans.

Q. Is there a green rainforest animal?

A. The sloth is a green rainforest animal.

Q. What is a green animal with a long mouth?

A. The green crocodile has a long mouth.