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Animals

Concept: Animals and Their Offspring

  • Animals are living beings who eat, grow, get old and die.
  • One of the most important features of all living beings on Earth is giving birth to babies. The process by which they give birth to their offspring is called reproduction.
  • Let us look at some animals and their babies.

a) The young one of a dog is called a puppy.

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b) The young one of a cat is called a kitten.

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c) The young one of a cow is called a calf. Similarly, the young ones of buffalo, elephants, and giraffes are also called calves.

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d) The young one of a horse is called a colt.

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e) The young one of a lion is called a cub. Similarly, the young ones of tigers and leopards are also called cubs.

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f) The young one of a pig is called a piglet.

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g) The young one of a donkey is called a foal.

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h) The young one of fish is called a fry.

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i) The young one of a sheep is called a lamb.

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j) The young one of a goat is also called a kid.

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k) The young one of a deer is called a fawn.

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l) The young one of a rabbit is called a kit.

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m) The young one of a monkey is called an infant.

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n) The young one of a kangaroo is called a joey.

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o) The young one of an owl is called an owlet.

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p) The young one of a hen is called a chick.

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q) The young one of a duck is called a duckling.

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r) The young one of a frog is called a tadpole.

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New Words

Offsprings:The baby or young one of an animal.


Did You Know?

  • Mother dogs can give birth to more than one puppy at a time. This group of puppies is called a litter.
  • Tadpoles hatch out of the frog’s eggs only when they are in the water.
  • The baby of a blue whale is called a calf and weighs up to 150,000 kg.
  • The babies of giraffes and horses start walking after 1 hour of their birth.
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