Measure Words: Animals
Please Note: The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to Animals.
条 / 條
Fish and snakes.
头 / 頭
Livestock and domesticated animals (such as cows, mules, pigs, etc.)
Used for groups of animals (such as a heard of sheep, a flock of birds, swarm of bees, etc.)
只 / 隻
Used for animals (such as dogs, cats, birds, elephants, etc.)