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The young of animals

baby

noun

a very young animal

brood

noun

a group of young birds who all have the same mother and were born at the same time

bullock

noun

a young male cow that has been castrated (=had part of its sex organs removed)

calf

noun

a young cow. Its meat is called veal.

calf

noun

a young animal such as a young elephant, whale, or giraffe

chick

noun

a baby bird

colt

noun

a young male horse

cub

noun

a young bear, lion, fox, wolf, or other wild animal

fawn

noun

a young deer

filly

noun

a young female horse

foal

noun

a young horse, or a young donkey or mule

heifer

noun

a young cow that has not given birth to a calf

joey

noun

a young kangaroo, wallaby, or possum

juvenile

noun

a young animal or plant

kid

noun

a young goat

kitten

noun

a young cat

lamb

noun

a young sheep

litter

noun

a group of baby cats, dogs, or other animals that are born at the same time

nestling

noun

a baby bird that has not learned to fly

offspring

noun

the baby or babies of an animal

piglet

noun

a young pig

porker

noun

a young pig that has been made fat so that it can be eaten as pork

progeny

noun

the young animals or plants produced by a particular parent

pullet

noun

a chicken that is less than a year old

pup

noun

a very young dog

pup

noun

a very young canine (=an animal in the same group as dogs)

pup

noun

a very young seal (=an animal that lives near the sea) or similar animal

puppy

noun

a very young dog

puppy

noun

a very young canine (=an animal in the same group as dogs)

steer

noun

a young male cow that has had its sex organs removed

suckling

noun

a baby or young animal that still drinks milk from its mother

suckling pig

noun

a young pig that still drinks milk from its mother, and is sometimes cooked as a special meal

whelp

noun

an old word meaning a very young animal, such as a young dog, bear ,or wolf, that is still being fed by its mother

yearling

noun

a young cow, deer, or horse that is between one and two years old

young

noun

a group of young animals who belong to the same family

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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