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An Introduction to Animals and Their Babies’ Names

We observe so many animals around us. Sometimes we also find their small babies with them. We can easily see and feel the love and care these animals give to their babies. They feed them, protect them, and take care of them. We often find it touching and appreciate the motherhood we observe in these animals. Let’s get ourselves introduced to these animals and their babies' names in the following sections.


Bat 

Father: Male

Mother: Female

Kid: Pup


Bat


Bat


Most bats give birth to only one kid in a year. And like any other mammals, bats also feed their pups with breastmilk.


Camel

Father: Bull

Mother: Cow

Kid: Calf

We humans have been using camels for ages for transportation purposes. They too have family, and you will find them extremely cute with their calves.


Camel


Camel


Cat

Father: Tom

Mother: Queen

Kid: Kitten

Kittens appear as sponges. These kittens are born with closed eyes that are generally blue in colour.


Cat


Cat


Bear

Father: Boar

Mother: Soar

Kid: Cub

Cubs are born blind, and bears feed them through breastmilk. 


Bear


Bear


Chicken

Father: Rooster

Mother: Hen

Kid: Chick

Chickens can easily remember over 100 faces. They have strong memories. They have a strong colour vision also.


Chicken


Chicken


Dog

Father: Dog

Mother: Bitch

Kid: Puppy

The colour of a puppy's coat may change as they grow. They can be born as twins. 


Dog


Dog


Crow

Father: Male

Mother: Female

Kid: Young

Crows love to eat almost everything. They eat insects, and small animals too. They also eat fruits and nuts.


Crow


Crow


Elephant

Father: Bull

Mother: Cow

Kid: Calf

Elephants have strong teeth known as tusks. They have thick skin, and they love to eat different things and you will always find them eating something.


Elephant


Elephant


Deer

Father: Stag

Mother: Doe

Kid: Fawn

The weight of fawns ranges from 6 to 8 pounds at birth. They eat food as their parents. They love to eat leaves, fruits and nuts, grass, twigs, and so on.


Deer


Deer


Goat

Father: Billy

Mother: Nanny

Kid: Kid

The goat’s kid grows very fast as compared to other animals. If the kid is healthy, it can stand within a few minutes of birth. 


Goat


Goat


Giraffe

Father: Bull

Mother: Cow

Kid: Calf

Giraffes are known for their height. They are the tallest of all the other mammals. Their necks are very small, and they run very fast.


Giraffe


Giraffe


Horse

Father: Stallion 

Mother: Mare

Kid: String

Horses are not able to breathe using their mouth. They can easily sleep while standing. They have around 10 muscles in their ears. 


Horse


Horse


Gorilla

Father: Male

Mother: Female

Kid: Infant

The infants are smaller in size compared to human infants. They weigh almost half of it. 


Gorilla


Gorilla


Duck

Father: Drake

Mother: Duck

Kid: Duckling 

Ducklings are born without feathers, and they grow gradually and become like their parents. They develop water-proof feathers to swim in the water as they grow.


Duck


Duck


Kangaroo

Father: Buck 

Mother: Doe

Kid: Joey 

The Kangaroo is very small in size at the time of birth. Their size is around 2.5 centimetres. They stay with their mother most of the time and the mother carries them along with her everywhere she goes.


Kangaroo


Kangaroo


There are a lot of other animals with specific names for their babies. Given below is the list of animals and their babies' names.


The list contains the sequence of father-mother-kid. 

  • Whale – Bull – Cow – Calf

  • Rabbit – Buck – Doe – Bunny 

  • Walrus – Bull – Cow – Cub

  • Turtle – Male – Female – Hatchling

  • Leopard – Leopard – Leopardess – Cub

  • Turkey – Tom – Hen – Poult

  • Tiger – Tiger – Tigress – Cub

  • Swan – Cob – Pen – Signet

  • Sparrow – Cock – Hen – Chick

  • Pheasant – Cock – Hen – Chick

  • Sheep – Ram – Ewe  – Lamb

  • Shark – Bull – Female – Pup 

  • Pigeon – Cock – Hen – Squab

  • Pig –  Boar – Sow – Suckling/Piglet

  • Monkey – Male – Female – Infant

  • Louse – Male – Female – Nymph

  • Lion – Lion – Lioness – Cub 


Summary

All the animals give birth to their young ones; every animal kid has a specific name, and they are known by their names. Through their names, it is easier to classify and identify these kids. For example, the dog’s kid is called a puppy. Similarly, a cat’s kid is known as a kitten. A lion’s kid is known as a cub, and so on.

FAQs on Animals and Their Babies' Names

1. What is the Rabbit’s kid called?

The rabbit’s kid is called Bunny or Kit. They look extremely cute like their parents. The father is called Buck and the mother is called Doe. The Bunny can live up to 12 years. They have good hearing power, and good eyesight also. They develop overgrowth teeth as they grow. They love carrots as their food, just like their parents. They love to make friends and be with a group all the time. It would be correct to say that they are very special and love to spend time with each other, with their families and friends.

2. What is the Camel’s kid called?

Baby camels are called calves. So, calves are the name for young camels. Within 30 minutes, the newborn calf can stand and walk, but it will take them around two weeks before they can rejoin the herd. Camels reach their complete maturity at the age of 7. Camels often live for 17 years.

3. What is the Cat’s kid called?

The cat’s kid is called kitten. Cats are the ideal pet for some individuals. They are capable of handling their own exercise and cleaning. They are intelligent, graceful, relaxing friends. They come off as aloof, calm, and extremely independent to others.