One of the most fun aspects of learning English is vocabulary that impresses your friends and teacher. Learning some of the names for baby animals is a great way to do this!
First off, make sure that you know the names of all of these animals:
Bear, cat, cow, deer, dog, duck, eagle, elephant, elk, fish, fox, frog, goat, goose, horse, lion, moose, mouse, otter, pig, rat, reindeer, salmon, seal, sheep, swan, tiger, walrus, whale, wolf.
Can you match these animals with the names of the babies? There are fewer baby animal names than there are adult animals, so some of these will be used for several of the adult animals.
Cub, kitten, calf, fawn, pup, duckling, eaglet, minnow, kit, tadpole, kid, gosling, colt, piglet, fry, lamb, cygnet
Hint 1: Some of the names are a little obvious!
Hint 2: Try putting some of the animals into groups first, like large mammals that are similar to cows, etc. Often, animals that are similar also share baby animal names.
Scroll down to see if you matched correctly.
bear, lion, tiger, wolf, fox cub
cow, elk, moose, elephant, reindeer, whale calf
dog, fox, wolf, otter, seal, walrus, mouse, rat pup