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Baby Animal Name's Glossary

Ever wondered what the correct name for a baby animal is? Wonder no more with our glossary of the baby name's for many animals.


Hover over an animal's name and if it turns green we have a fact page on this animal. Clicking the name will take you to their page where you can find further information.

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A-Z Listing

A

Aardvark

African Bison

Alligator

Alpaca

American Bison

Ant

Anteater

Antelope

Armadillo

Aye-Aye

Calf

Calf

Hatchling

Cria

Calf

Antling, larva, pupa

Pup

Calf

Baby, Pup

Infant, baby

B

Baboon

Bat

Badger

Banteng

Barbary Sheep

Bear

Beaver

Bee

Binturong

Bird

Boar

Bobcat

Bongo

Bonobo

Butterfly


Infant

Pup

Kit, Cub

Calf

Kid

Cub

Pup

Larva

Kitten, Pup

Calf

Piglet, Farrow, Shoat (shortly after weaning)

Kitten, cub

Calf

Baby

Pupa, Larva, caterpillar, chrysalis

C

Camel

Capybara

Caribou

Cassowary

Cat

Chamois

Cheetah

Chimpanzee

Chinchilla

Cicada

Clam

Cockroach

Cod

Cormorant

Cow

Coyote

Crane


Calf

Pup

Fawn, calf

Chick

Kitten

Calf

Cub

Infant

Kit

Nymph

Larva

Nymph

Codling, sprat, hake, sprag

Shaglet, chick

Calf, doggie

Cub, pup, whelp

Chick,colt

D

Deer

Dinosaur

Dhole

Dog

Dolphin

Donkey

Dove

Duck


Calf, fawn

Hatchling, juvenile

Pup

Pup

Calf, pup

Foal, colt

Squab, chick

Duckling

E

Eagle

Echidna

Eel

Eland

Elephant

Elk

Emu


Eaglet, fledgling

Puggle

Leptocephalus (larva form), elver

Calf

Calf

Calf

Chick, hatchling

Barbary Sheep

B...is for barbary sheep

K...is for kid

A baby barbary sheep such as the one in this image is known as a kid. They are found in Africa.

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F

Ferret

Fennec fox

Fish

Fly

Fox

Fossa

Frog


Kit

Kit

Fry, fingerling

Maggot

Kit

Cub, Pup

Polliwog, tadpole, froglet

G

Geese

Gerbil

Giraffe

Gnu

Goat

Goose

Gorilla

Grasshopper

Grouse

Guanaco

Guinea Pig

Guineafowl


Gosling

Pup

Calf

Calf

Kid, billy

Gosling

Infant

Nymph

Poult, squealer, cheeper

Chulengo

Pig, pup

Keet

H

Hare

Hamster

Hawk

Hedgehog

Hippopotamus

Horse

Honey Badger

Hyena


Leveret

Pup

Eyas

Piglet, pup, hoglet

Calf

Colt, foal, filly

Kit, cub

Cub, pup, whelp

I

Ibex


Kid

J

Jackal

Jay

Jellyfish


Pup

Chick

Ephyna, polyp, planula

K...is for Kangaroo

J...is for Joey

A baby kangaroo is called a joey. They live in a pouch on their mum's belly which makes them a marsupial.

K

Kangaroo

Koala

Komodo Dragon

Kouprey

Kudu


Joey

Joey

Hatchling

Calf

Calf

L

Lemur

Leopard

Lion

Lizard

Llama

Louse


Infant, Cub

Cub

Cub

Hatchling

Cria

Nymph

M

Mallard

Manatee

Mandrill

Mantis

Mink

Mole

Mongoose

Moose

Mosquito

Mouse

Muskrat

Mule


Duckling

Calf

Infant

Nymph

Cub, kit

Pup

Pup

Calf

Nymph, wriggler, tumbler

Pup, pinkie, kitten, fuzzy, crawler, hopper

Kit

Foal

N

Narwhal

Newt

Nightingale


Calf

Eft

Chick

O

Octopus

Opossum

Oryx

Ostrich

Otter

Owl

Ox

Oyster


Fry

Joey

Calf

Chick

Whelp, pup

Owlet, fledgling

Stot, calf

Spat

P

Giant Panda

Panther

Parrot

Partridge

Peafowl

Pelican

Penguin

Pheasant

Pig

Pigeon

Platypus

Porcupine

Porpoise

Prairie Dog

Pronghorn


Cub

Cub

Chick

Chick

Peachick

Chick, nestling

Chick

Chick

Piglet, farrow, stoat, shote, barrow

Squab, squeaker

Puggle

Cub

Porcupette

Pup

Fawn

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P...is for penguin

C...is for chick

A baby penguin is known as a chick. They start life with brown fluff like feathers which are gradually replaced with their waterproof adult feathers.

Q

Quail

Quetzal


Chick

Nestling

R

Rabbit

Racoon

Rail

Rat

Red Panda

Rhinoceros


Bunny, kit, kitten, nestling

Cub, kit

Chick

Calf, kitten, nestling, pup

Cub

Calf

S

Salamander

Salmon

Sea lion

Seahorse

Seal

Serval

Shark

Sheep

Skunk

Snake

Spider

Squid

Squirrel

Starfish

Stick Insect

Stinkbug

Swan


Salamanderling, tadpole

Parr

Pup, calf

Sea foal

Pup

Kitten

Pup

Lamb, lambkin, cosset

Kit

Snaklet, neonate, hatchling

Spiderling

Hatchling, larva, paralarva

Pup, kit, kitten

Larva, pluteus (free swimming), juvenile (young urchin)

Nymph

Nymph

Cygnet, flapper

T

Tapir

Tarsier

Termite

Tiger

Toad

Tree Kangaroo

Trout

Turkey

Turtle


Calf

Infant

Larva

Cub, whelp

Tadpole, toadlet

Joey

Fingerling

Poult

Hatchling

V

Vicuna

Vulture


Calf

Chick

W

Wallaby

Walrus

Wasp

Water Buffalo

Weasel

Whale

Wolf

Wombat

Woodchuck

Woodpecker

Worm

Wren


Joey

Cub, pup

Larva

Calf

Pup, kit

Calf

Pup, whelp

Joey

Kit, cub

Chick

Wormlet

Chick

Y

Yak

Yellow Jacket


Calf

Larva


Colt, Foal

Sources

Wikipedia, (2014). List of animal names. [online] Available at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names [Accessed 28 Sep. 2014].

Enchantedlearning.com, (2014). Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- EnchantedLearning.com. [online] Available at: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml [Accessed 28 Sep. 2014].

Zooborns.com, (2014). Baby Animal Names – ZooBorns. [online] Available at: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/baby-animal-names.html [Accessed 28 Sep. 2014].

Bradford, A., 2020. Facts About Lemurs. [online] livescience.com. Available at: <https://www.livescience.com/55276-lemurs.html> [Accessed 13 August 2020].

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