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Physiology: Animal Function and Reproduction

Reproduction

What names are used for male and female animals?

Numerous names are attached to male and female animals—from domesticated to wild. The following chart lists some of the male and female names for specific animal groups:

Animal

Male name

Female name

Alligator

Bull

Cow

Ant

Drone

Queen

Ass

Jack, jackass

Jenny

Bear

Boar or he-bear

Sow or she-bear

Bee

Drone

queen or queen bee (the worker bees are also females)

Camel

Bull

Cow

Caribou

Bull, stag, or hart

Cow or doe

Cat

Tom, tomcat, gib, pussy, or queen

Tabby, grimalkin, malkin, boarcat, ramcat, or gibeat

Chicken

Rooster, cock, stag,

Hen, partlet, or biddy or chanticleer

Cougar

Tom or lion

Lioness, she-lion, or pantheress

Coyote

Dog

Bitch

Deer

Buck or stag

Doe

Dog

Dog

Bitch

Duck

Drake or stag

Duck

Fox

Fox, dog-fox, stag,

Vixen, bitch, or she-fox reynard, or renard

Giraffe

Bull

Cow

Goat

Buck, billy, billie, or

She-goat, nanny, nannie, billie-goat or nannie-goat

Goose

Gander or stag

Goose or dame

Guinea pig

Boar

Sow

Horse

Stallion, stag, horse,

Mare or dam stable horse, sire, or rig

Impala

Ram

Ewe

Kangaroo

Buck

Doe

Leopard

Leopard

Leopardess

Lion

Lion or tom

Lioness or she-lion

Lobster

Cock

Hen

Manatee

Bull

Cow

Mink

Boar

Sow

Moose

Bull

Cow

Mule

Stallion or jackass

She-ass or mare

Ostrich

Cock

Hen

Otter

Dog

Bitch

Ox

Ox, beef, steer, or bullock

Cow or beef

Partridge

Cock

Hen

Peacock

Peacock

Peahen

Pigeon

Cock

Hen

Quail

Cock

Hen

Rabbit

Buck

Doe

Reindeer

Buck

Doe

Robin

Cock

Hen

Seal

Bull

Cow

Sheep

Buck, ram, male-sheep, or mutton

Ewe or dam

Swan

Cob

Pen

Termite

King

Queen

Tiger

Tiger

Tigress

Turkey

Gobbler or tom

Hen

Walrus

Bull

Cow

Whale

Bull

Cow

Woodchuck

He-chuck

She-chuck

Zebra

Stallion

Mare



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