Little-known Baby Animal Names

Although most young birds are called chicks, there is a lot of variation among species. A baby goose is a gosling, a baby pigeon is a squab, and a young hawk or falcon, when taken from its nest to be trained for falconry, is an eyas.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Hippo calves weigh around 45 pounds at birth. 00:22

  2. African elephants have a gestation period of 22 months—the longest of any mammal. 01:08

  3. When born, a giant panda is one nine-hundredth the size of its mother. 02:26

Written by Curiosity Staff June 4, 2015