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100+ Baby Animal Names

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Many animal lovers, especially children are inquisitive when they find a baby animal. What is your favorite pet or wild baby animal called?

That’s a fun question you may not always have the right answers to. Be it a cub, calf, kitten, pup, or even a chick, here at thetarpan, we have decided to deliver the ultimate list of accurate baby animal names.

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This is a list which we will continue to update, just in case we find new animals and their little ones. Find out what almost every juvenile animal is called as you enjoy this read!

Table of Contents

A – Z Animals and their Baby Name

A

  • Aardvark: calf, cub
  • Addax: calf
  • Agouti: pup
  • Alligator: hatchling
  • Alpaca: cria
  • Anteater: pup
  • Antelope: calf
  • Ant: antling
  • Ape: baby
  • Armadillo: pup
  • Aye aye: baby, infant

B

  • Baboon: infant
  • Bat: pup
  • Bear: cub
  • Bee: larva
  • Beluga: calf
  • Binturong, Bearcat: pup, kitten
  • Bird: hatchling, chick
  • Boar: piglet, shoat, farrow
  • Bobcat: kitten or cub
  • Bongo: calf
  • Bonobo: baby
  • Butterfly: caterpillar, larva, pupa, chrysalis

C

  • Camel: calf
  • Caribou: calf or fawn
  • Cat: kitten
  • Cattle: calf
  • Cheetah: cub
  • Chicken: chick, pullet (young hen), Cockrell (young rooster)
  • Cicada: nymph
  • Clam: larva
  • Cockroach: nymph
  • Codfish: codling, hake, sprag, sprat
  • Coyote: pup, whelp
  • Crane: chick
  • Crocodile: hatchling
  • Crow: chick

D

  • Deer: fawn
  • Dinosaur: hatchling, juvenile
  • Dog: pup
  • Dolphin: pup, calf
  • Donkey: colt, foal
  • Dove: squab, chick
  • Duck: duckling

E

  • Eagle: fledgling, eaglet
  • Echidna: puggle
  • Eel: leptocephalus (larva), elver (juvenile)
  • Elephant: calf
  • Elk: calf
  • Emu: chick, hatchling

F animals and their baby names

  • Falcon: chick
  • Ferret: kit
  • Finch: chick
  • Fish: fry, fingerling
  • Fly: maggot
  • Fox: kit, cub, pup
  • Frog: tadpole, polliwog, froglet

G animals and their baby names

  • Gerbil: pup
  • Giraffe: calf
  • Gnat: larva
  • Gnu: calf
  • Goat: kid, billy
  • Goose: gosling
  • Gorilla: infant
  • Grasshopper: nymph
  • Grouse: chick, poult, squealer or cheeper
  • Guinea pig: pig, pup
  • Gull: chick

H animals and their baby names

  • Hamster: pup
  • Hare: leveret
  • Hawk: eyas
  • Hedgehog: piglet, pup
  • Heron: chick
  • Hippopotamus: calf
  • Hogshoat: farrow
  • Honey Badger: kit, cub
  • Hornet: larva
  • Horse: foal, colt (m), filly (f), stat, stag, hog-colt, youngster, yearling, or hogget
  • Hound: pup
  • Human: baby, infant, toddler
  • Hummingbird: chick
  • Hyena: cub

J – K

  • Jay: chick
  • Jellyfish: ephyna
  • Kangaroo: joey
  • Koala: joey

L

  • Lark: chick
  • Lion: Cub
  • Lemur: baby, infant
  • Leopard: cub
  • Llama: cria
  • Louse: nit, nymph

M animals and their baby names

  • Magpie: chick
  • Mallard: duckling
  • Manatee: calf
  • Mole: pup
  • Monkey: infant
  • Moose: calf
  • Mosquito: nymph, wriggler, tumbler
  • Mouse: pup, pinkie, kitten
  • Mule: foal
  • Muskrat: kit

N – O

  • Nightingale: chick
  • Opossum: joey
  • Ostrich: chick
  • Otter: whelp, pup
  • Owl: owlet, fledglin
  • Ox: stot, calf
  • Oyster: spat

P animals and their baby names

  • Panda: cub
  • Parrot: chick
  • Partridge: cheeper
  • Peacock: peachick
  • Penguin: chick
  • Pheasant: chick
  • Pig: piglet, shoat, farrow
  • Pigeon: squab, squeaker
  • Platypus: puggle
  • Porcupine: porcupette
  • Porpoise: calf
  • Possum: joey
  • Prairie dog: pup
  • Pronghorn: fawn

Q – R

  • Quail: chick
  • Rabbit: kitten, bunny, kit
  • Raccoon: cub
  • Rat: pup, pinkie, kitten
  • Reindeer: calf
  • Rhinoceros: calf

S animals and their baby names

  • Sand Dollar: larva, pluteus, juvenile
  • Sea Urchin: larva, pluteus, juvenile
  • Seal: pup
  • Serval: kitten
  • Shark: pup
  • Sheep: lamb, lambkin, cosset
  • Skunk: kit
  • Snake: snakelet, neonate, hatchling snake
  • Spider: spiderling
  • Squirrel: pup, kit, kitten
  • Swan: cygnet, flapper

T

  • Termite: larva
  • Tiger: cub, whelp
  • Toad: tadpole
  • Trout: fry, fingerling
  • Turkey: poult
  • Turtle: hatchling

W

  • Wallaby: joey
  • Walrus: cub, pup
  • Wasp: larva
  • Weasel: kit
  • Whale: calf
  • Wolf: pup, whelp
  • Wombat: joey
  • Woodchuck: kit, cub
  • Woodpecker: chick
  • Wren: chick

Y – Z

  • Yak: calf
  • Yellow Jacket: larva
  • Zebra: colt, foal

We hope that this list has been fun and helpful. Let us read more animal and baby names from you as you share them in the comments section.

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