Phraseological units with a name of animals and plants component are the focus of the given scientific research. The relevance of this study arouses little doubt, since zoo-phraseologisms are widely used among native speakers, but a person for whom German and English are foreign languages uses these units in his speech extremely rarely, as they are difficult to perceive, and their misuse can lead to failures in intercultural communication. In addition, this layer of language is considered not fully explored. In this regard, it is necessary to conduct a more detailed study considering phraseological units with phraseological units; the attempt is presented in the following article. As methods of research, discursive analysis, functional analysis, various methods of descriptive and comparative method have served.