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For other categories of animals, see Non-talking animals and Supernatural beings.

This page is a complete list of all animals (plus some creatures and beings) native to the World of Narnia that had the ability to use sophisticated verbal communication, including human language. It is to be treated as a masterpost for both the Chronicles and all the adaptations.


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  • Dog:
    • Dogs were among the creatures chosen to be talking animals on the day of Narnia's creation. A bulldog was among the animals that chased after Andrew Ketterley, as seen in an illustration by Pauline Baynes (The Magician's Nephew).
    • The talking dogs of Narnia were intelligent, although they retaind stereotyipcal dog-like behaviour and appearance. One group of dogs "put their front paws on the shoulders of the humans and licked their faces". Dogs consider it either an insult or a demeaning punishment to call another dog a "boy" or a "girl". This is considered to be as demeaning as a human calling another human a "dog" (The Last Battle).
  • Donkey:

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  • Elephant:
    • Elephants were among the largest animals in Narnia, and were among the creatures chosen to be talking animals on the day of Narnia's creation. The first He-Elephant was called by Aslan at the First Council of Narnia to discuss the Evil, and his wife, the She-Elephant, was in charge of the animals who helped keep Andrew Ketterley captive for Aslan. Later, after freeing Andrew, the elephants were present when King Frank and Queen Helen were made the first King and Queen of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew).

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  • Hedgehog:
  • Horse:
    • Talking horses only allowed people to ride them during desperate times, such as war.[citation needed]
    • One horse named Strawberry transformed into a Pegasus when he got the power of speech (The Magician's Nephew).
    • The Calormenes sometimes captured Narnian foals to grow up in Calormen and live there in slavery. Several horses, including Bree and Hwin, managed to escape (The Horse and His Boy). When the Calormenes invaded Narnia, they forced talking horses to work for them (The Last Battle).

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  • Leopard:
    • Leopards were present at the creation of Narnia and were given the ability to talk. They were also among those that chased after Andrew Ketterley, thinking he might be the evil that Aslan had warned them about (or the Neevil, as they pronounced it). Later they were present at the coronation of King Frank I and Queen Helen, the first monarchs of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew).
  • Lion:

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  • Mole:
    • Moles were among the creatures chosen to be talking animals on the day of Narnia's creation (The Magician's Nephew).
    • During the reign of the Pevensie children, the chief mole Lilygloves planted an orchard of apples of which the Pevensies partake hundreds of years later. The moles are also keen to propose digging entrenchments for no particular reason. Later, Clodsley Shovel and his moles dig up turf for the tree people to eat (Prince Caspian (book)).
  • Mouse:
    • Talking mice did not appear in Narnia until after a group of friendly mice chewed away the bonds on Aslan as he lay on the Stone Table. The talking mice, including Reepicheep and Peepiceek, were larger than normal mice. They were loyal, brave and noble creatures, and were excellent with swords (Prince Caspian (book)).

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  • Panther:
    • Panthers were among the creatures chosen to be talking animals on the day of Narnia's creation (The Magician's Nephew).

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