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Animal Vocabulary

Have you ever wondered what the word for a female camel is? And what does one call a male bee? What do you call the babies of an opossum? You’ll find the answers here!

This table lists animal names as well as specific names for male, female and babies.

Animal Male Female Baby
Aardvark boar sow cub
African buffalo bull cow calf
Alligator bull cow hatchling
Alpaca male female cria
American Bison bull cow calf
Ant drone queen, worker, gyne larva, pupa
Anteater boar sow pup
Antelope buck doe calf
Ape  male female baby, infant
Armadillo male female pup
Badger boar sow kit, cub
Bat  male female pup
Bear  boar sow cub
Beaver  pup, kit, kitten
Bee drone queen, worker larva, pupa
Bird  cock hen hatchling, chick
Bison, Buffalo bull cow calf
Boar boar sow piglet, shoat, farrow
Bush baby king, drake queen infant
Butterfly  male female caterpillar, larva, pupa, chrysalis
Camel bull cow calf
Cat  tomcat queen kitten
Cattle  bull cow calf
Chamois bull doe calf
Cheetah  male female cub
Chicken  rooster, cock hen, pullet chick, peppullet (young hen), cockrell (young rooster)
Clam larva
Cockroach nymph
Codfish codling, hake, sprag, sprat
Coyote dog bitch cub, pup, whelp
Crane chick, colt
Crocodile bull cow hatchling
Crow cock hen chick
Deer buck, stag bull doe, hind, cow calf, fawn
Dinosaur bull cow hatchling, juvenile
Dog  dog, stud, sire bitch, dam pup, whelp, puppy
Dolphin bull cow pup, calf
Donkey  jack, jackass jennet, jenny colt, foal
Dove cock hen squab, chick
Dragonfly king, drake queen nymph
Duck  drake duck, hen duckling
Dugong bull cow calf
Eagle fledgling, eaglet
Echidna boar sow puggle
Eel leptocephalus (larva), elver (juvenile)
Elephant bull cow calf
Elephant seal bull cow calf
Elk bull cow calf
Emu chick, hatchling
Falcon tiercel, terzel falcon eyas (or eyass), chick
Ferret hob jill kit
Finch cock hen chick
Fish  fry, fingerling
Fly maggot
Fox tod, dog, dog fox, reynard vixen kit, cub, pup
Frog  polliwog, tadpole, froglet
Gaur bull cow calf
Gerbil buck doe pup
Giraffe bull cow calf, giraffeling
Gnat male female larva
Gnu bull cow calf
Goat buck, buckling, billy doe, doeling, nanny kid, billy
Goose  gander goose gosling
Gorilla  blackback, silverback female infant
Grasshopper male female nymph
Guanaco chulengo
Guinea fowl cock hen chick
Guinea pig boar sow pup
Gull cock hen chick, scorrie
Hamster buck doe pup
Hare  buck, jack doe, jill leveret
Hawk tiercel hen eyas
Hedgehog boar sow hoglet, piglet, pup
Heron cock hen chick
Hippopotamus bull cow calf
Hornet drone queen larva, pupae
Horse  stallion, stud mare, dam foal, colt (male), filly (female)
Hound dog bitch pup
Hummingbird cock hen chick
Hyena dog bitch cub, pup, whelp
Jackal pup
Jaguar  cub
Jay cock hen chick
Jellyfish planula, polup, ephyra
Kangaroo buck, boomer, jack doe, flyer, jill, roo joey
Koala buck doe joey
Komodo dragon hatchling, chick, calf
Kouprey bull cow calf
Lark cock hen chick
Leopard leopard leopardess cub
Lion lion lioness cub
Llama cria
Louse (plural lice) male female nymph
Lyrebird cock hen
Magpie cock hen chick
Mallard drake hen duckling
Manatee bull coq calf
Mole male female pup
Monkey  male female infant
Moose bull cow calf
Mosquito male female nymph, wriggler, tumbler
Mouse  buck doe pup, pinkie, kitten
Mule jack, john, horse mule hinney, molly, mare mule foal
Narwhal calf
Nightingale cock hen chick
Okspi bull cow calf
Opossum jack jill joey
Oryx calf
Ostrich cock hen hatchling, chick
Otter boar sow pup, whelp
Owl  owlet, fledgling
Ox steer, bull cow stot, calf
Oyster spat
Panda  boar sow cub
Panther panther pantheress cub
Parrot cock hen chick
Partridge cock hen, chantelle chick
Peafowl peacock peahen peachick
Penguin male female chick, nestling
Pheasant cock hen chick
Pig  boar sow piglet, shoat or shote (a young, just weaned pig), farrow, gilt (female)
Pigeon cock hen squab, squeaker
Platypus puggle
Pony stallion mare foal, colt (young, immature male), filly (young, immature female)
Porcupine boar sow pup
Porpoise bull cow calf
Prairie dog boar sow pup
Pronghorn buck doe fawn
Quail cock hen chick
Rabbit  buck, jack doe, jill bunny, kit, kitten, nestling
Raccoon boar sow cub, kit
Rail ruff reeve chick
Rat buck doe pup, pinkie, kit, kitten, nestling
Reindeer  bull cow calf
Rhinoceros bull cow calf
Salamander boar sow tadpole, salamanderling
Sand Dollar male female larva, pluteus (free-swimming stage), juvenile (young urchin)
Sea lion bull cow pup, beach weaner, calf
Seal bull cow pup
Sea Urchin male female larva, pluteus (free-swimming stage), juvenile (young urchin)
Serval male female kitten
Shark bull female pup
Sheep buck, ram ewe, dam lamb, lambkin, cosset
Shrew boar sow shrewlet
Skunk kit
Snake  male female Snakelet, neonate (a newly-born snake), hatchling (a newly-hatched snake)
Spider  male female spiderling
Squirrel buck doe pup, kit, kitten
Starfish  male female larva, pluteus (free-swimming stage), juvenile
Swan cob pen cygnet, flapper
Tapir bull cow calf
Termite male female larva
Tiger  tiger tigress cub, whelp
Toad  male female tadpole, toadlet
Trout fingerling
Turkey tom, gobbler hen poult
Turtle  male female hatchling
Wallaby jack jill joey
Walrus bull cow cub, pup
Wasp drone queen (reproducing female), worker (non-reproducing female) larva
Water buffalo bull cow calf
Weasel dog, buck, Jack, hob bitch, doe, Jill kit, pup
Whale  bull cow calf
Wolf  dog bitch pup, whelp
Wombat jack jill joey
Woodpecker male female chick
Worm wormlet
Wren cock jenny chick
Yak bull cow calf
Yellow Jacket drone queen (egg-laying female), worker (non-reproducing female) larva
Zebra  stallion mare colt, foal