This question already has an answer here:

I'm creating a youtube channel where i will upload interesting videos of animals and humans. But don't know the name. Anyone please let me know common word including animals and humans?

marked as duplicate by Laurel, Mitch, Jason Bassford, RaceYouAnytime, Cascabel Jul 9 '18 at 23:23

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 2
    Hey, humans are animals, after all. – Kris Jul 2 '18 at 9:12
  • "Living" might do the trick. – BillJ Jul 2 '18 at 9:19
  • 'Animals' itself is polysemous. Are bryozoa, for instance, to be included, or just mammals, or some arbitrary set? – Edwin Ashworth Jul 2 '18 at 9:35
  • @Laurel That post is no help either. – Kris Jul 2 '18 at 10:26
  • 1
    @Kris It may be no help, but it is still a duplicate. Possible answers should go there. – Mitch Jul 2 '18 at 13:46

You could say something technically correct, but the context requires that both humans and animals be mentioned to be unambiguous and easier to understand. That's the best expression there.

The phrase is in extensive use both in formal and informal writing and is almost a technical term by itself.

If a phrase is acceptable rather than a single-word, then you already have it.


Animals is rather broad term. Humans are a part of the "Animal Kingdom" and both animals and humans fall under the class "mammals".

Perhaps, your youtube channel could be called:

The Mammalian Channel

It has a certain ring to it. But, this question is rather opinion-based, so whatever youtube channel name suits you is best. Perhaps try to be specific, is your youtube channel going to only look at specific animals and humans? "Humans" also has certain implications to coin videos of people, it almost sounds as if you're conducting experiments on them! Context is key.

Scientifically, humans are animals:

Humans are members of a large group of animals known as mammals (Class Mammalia).

Source: https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/science/human-evolution/humans-are-mammals/

  • Not all animals are mammals... – S Conroy Oct 4 at 17:27

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.