Animal World

Animal Characteristics and Activities

What names are used for male and female animals?

Animal Male Name Female Name
Alligator Bull  
Ant   Queen
Ass Jack, jackass Jenny
Bear Boar or he-bear Sow or she-bear
Bee Drone Queen or queen bee
Camel Bull Cow
Caribou Bull, stag, or hart Cow or doe
Cat Tom, tomcat, gib, gibeat, boarcat, or ramcat Tabby, grimalkin, malkin, pussy, or queen
Chicken Rooster, cock, stag, or chanticleer Hen, partlet, or biddy
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, reynard, or renard Vixen, bitch, or she-fox
Giraffe Bull Cow
Goat Buck, billy, billie, billie-goat, or he-goat She-goat, nanny, nannie, or nannie-goat
Goose Gander or stag Goose or dame
Guinea pig Boar  
Horse Stallion, stag, horse, stud, slot, stable horse, sire, or rig Mare or dam
Impala Ram Ewe
Kangaroo Buck Doe
Leopard Leopard Leopardess
Lion (African) 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
Owl   Jenny or howlet
Ox Ox, beef, steer, or bullock Cow or beef
Partridge Cock Hen
Peafowl Peacock Peahen
Pigeon Cock Hen
Quail Cock Hen
Rabbit Buck Doe
Reindeer Buck Doe
Robin Cock  
Seal Bull Cow
Sheep Buck, ram, male-sheep, or mutton Ewe or dam
Skunk Boar  
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
Wren   Jenny or jennywren
Zebra Stallion Mare


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