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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Poult, squealer, cheeper
Piglet, pup, hoglet
Colt, foal, filly
Cub, pup, whelp
Ephyna, polyp, planula
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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.
Bunny, kit, kitten, nestling
Calf, kitten, nestling, pup
Lamb, lambkin, cosset
Snaklet, neonate, hatchling
Hatchling, larva, paralarva
Pup, kit, kitten
Larva, pluteus (free swimming), juvenile (young urchin)
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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].