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.

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

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