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Baby Animal Terms

Here, you can find out what the young of certain animal species are called!

The offspring of animals can be referred to as a baby, young, or juvenile. Many even have their own names.

Most people know that a young horse is called a foal. The baby deer is called a fawn. A young dog is called a puppy. But what about the wild boar, the seal and the rhino - do you know what they are called?

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What Are the Names of Baby Animals?

Antelope Calf
Birds (general) Chick, nestling
Butterfly Caterpillar
Cat Kitten
Cattle Calf
Chicken Chick
Cow Calf
Deer Fawn
Dog Puppy
Duck Duckling
Elephant Calf
Fish (general) Spawn, roe
Frog Tadpole
Fox Cub, pup
Goat Kid
Harbor Seal Cub
Hippopotamus Calf
Horse Foal, filly, yearling
Partridge Chick
Pig Piglet
Predators Cub
Rabbit Kit
Roe Deer Fawn
Rhinoceros Calf
Salmon Fry
Seal Cub
Sheep Lamb
Tiger Cub
Quail Chick
Whale Calf
Wild Boar Piglet
Zebra Foal

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