BABY ANIMALS NAMES – Collective Names, Baby Animal Names

Baby Animal Names

Hey animal lover, have you ever thought what the babies of your favorite animal are called?  Did you know a Baby Lion is called a Cub?


English is a funny language, and nothing is stranger than collective names given to animals. Did you know a group of oysters is called a bed, and a group of rabbits is called a nest? Strange right? 

      Here are more names to add to your collection.    

Animal                     Male                  Female                   Young                             As a group       
Antelope                   Bull                      Cow                        Calf                           Herd Bear                          Boar                    Sow                         Cub                         Sloth

Cat                            Tom                    Queen                       Kitten                             Clowder

Cattle                         Bull                     Cow                         Calf                                Herd/Drove.

Chicken                    Cock/Rooster        Hen                         Chick                            Flock

Deer                       Buck/Hart/Stag.       Doe/Hind                 Fawn                            Herd.

Dog                           Dog                      Bitch                         pup                                Kennel.

Donkey                     Jackass                 Jeneet/Jenny              foal/colt                     Pace.

Elephant                    Bull                       Cow                          Calf                          Herd.

Fox                           Dog                       Vixen                        Cub                               Skulk.

Giraffe                       Bull                        Cow                         Calf                           Herd.

Goat                       Billy/Buck                 Nanny/Doe                Kid                                Herd.

Goose                       Gander                   Goose                      Gosling                           Flock/Gaggle.

Horse                        Stallion                   Mare                foalt/colt(male)/filly(female)     Herd.

Kangaroo                  Buck/Boomer         Doe/flier                  joey                                Herd/troop/mob.

Lion                           Lion                       Lioness                 Cub                                 Pride.

Ostrich                       Cock                     Hen                      Chick                              flock/troop.

Pig                              Boar                      Sow                 shoat/farrow/piglet.                herd/drove/sounder.

Rabbit                        Buck                      Doe                    Kindle/kitten.                       Warren.

Rat                             Buck                      Doe                       *******                           Colony.

Seal                            Bull                        Cow                     pup/whelp                          rookery/trip.

Sheep                         Ram                       Ewe                      Lamb                                  flock

Swan                          Cob                        pen                       cygnet                                flock

Turkey                   Cock/gobbler/tom         hen                           poult                                  dule

Whale                         Bull                        cow                       calf                                     school/pod

Zebra                         Stallion                   mare                       foal                                    herd.


Collective names of animals

A herd of antelope
A colony or an army of ants
A shrewdness of apes
A herd or pace of asses
A culture of bacteria
A cete of badgers
A shoal of bass
A sleuth or sloth of bears
A colony of beavers
A swarm, grist or hive of bees
A flock, flight, congregation or volery of birds
A sedge or siege of bitterns
A sounder of boars
An obstinacy or gang of buffalos
A brace or clash of bucks
An army of caterpillars
A clowder or clutter of cats
A herd or drove of cattle
A brood or peep of chickens
A clutch or chattering of chicks
A bed of clams
A quiver of cobras
A rag of colts
A cover of coots
A kine of cows (twelve cows are a flink)
A band of coyote
A sedge or siege of cranes
A float of crocodiles
A murder of crows
A litter of cubs
A herd of curlews
A cowardice of curs
A herd of deer
A pack of dogs
A dule of doves
A brace, paddling or team of ducks
A clutch of eggs
A herd of elephants
A pod of elephant seals
A weaner pod is yearling elephant seals
A gang of elks
A mob of emus
A business or fesnyng of ferrets
A charm of finches
A school, shoal, run, haul, catch or draught of fish
A swarm of flies
A skulk or leash of foxes
An army or colony of frogs
A flock, gaggle or skein (in flight) of geese
A cloud or horde of gnats
A herd, tribe or trip goats
A charm of goldfinches
A band of gorillas
A leash of greyhounds
A down or husk of hares
A cast or kettle of hawks
A brood of hens
A hedge of herons
A drift, or parcel of hogs
A team, pair or harras of horses
A pack, mute or cry of hounds
A smack of jellyfish
A troop or mob of kangaroos
A kindle or litter of kittens
An ascension or exaltation of larks
A leap (leep) of leopards
A pride of lions
A plague of locusts
A tiding of magpies
A sord of mallards
A stud of mares
A richness of martens
A labour of moles
A troop of monkeys
A barren or span of mules
A parliament of owls
A yoke, drove, team or herd of oxen
A bed of oysters
A company of parrots
A covey of partridges
A muster or ostentation of peacocks
A litter of peeps
A nest, nide (nye) or bouquet of pheasants
A flock or flight of pigeons
A litter of pigs
A wing or congregation of plovers
A string of ponies
A pod of porpoises
A covey or bevy of quail
A nest of rabbits
A pack or swarm of rats
A rhumba of rattlesnakes
An unkindness of ravens
A crash or herd of rhinos
A bevy of roebucks
A building or clamour of rooks
A herd or pod of seals
A drove or flock of sheep
A nest of snakes
A walk or wisp of snipe
A host of sparrows
A dray of squirrels
A murmuration of starlings
A mustering of storks
A flight of swallows
A bevy, herd, lamentation or wedge of swans
A flock of swifts
A sounder or drift of swine
A spring of teal
A knot of toads
A hover of trout
A rafter of turkeys
A pitying or dule of turtledoves
A bale of turtles
A pod of walrus
A school, gam or pod of whales
A nest of vipers
A pack or route of wolves
A fall of woodcocks
A descent of woodpeckers

What young animals are called

Antelope – calf
Bear – cub
Beasts of prey – whelp
Beaver – kit
Birds – fledgling, nestling
Cat – kitten
Codfish – codling, sprat
Cow – calf
Deer – fawn, yearling
Dog – pup, puppy
Duck – duckling
Eagle – eaglet
Eel – elver
Elephant – calf
Elephant seal – weaner
Fish – fry
Fowl – chick, chicken
Fox – cub, pup
Frog – polliwog, tadpole
Goat – kid
Goose – gosling
Grouse – cheeper
Guinea fowl – keet
Hawk – eyas
Hen – pullet

Hippo – calf
Horse – foal, yearling, or colt (male), filly (female)
Kangaroo – joey
Lion – cub
Owl – owlet
Partridge – cheeper
Pig – piglet, shoat, farrow, suckling
Pigeon – squab, squeaker
Quail – cheeper
Rabbit – bunny, kit
Rat – pup
Rhino – calf
Rooster – cockerel
Salmon – parr, smolt, grilse
Seal – pup
Shark – cub
Sheep – lamb, lambkins
Swan – cygnet
Tiger – cub, whelp
Turkey – poult
Whale – calf
Zebra – foal