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GENERIC GROUP

MALE FEMALE YOUNG OTHER INFORMATION


NAME NAME

(An old
English
BADGER( name for a
Boar
S) Sow Cub or Kit Colony
badger is a
brock) They
live in a set.

Bats are a
BAT(S) protected
Male Female Pup Colony
species in
the UK.

A hart is
a stag
(usually a
red deer)
DEER more than
(DEER) Stag Doe Fawn Herd five years
old, stag is
more
commonly
used
nowadays.

FOX(ES) Dog-fox / She-fox /


Cub Skulk
Foxes live in
Reynard Vixen an earth.

HARE(S) Jack Hares live in


Jill Leveret Down
forms.

HEDGEH
OG(S) Boar Sow Piglet Prickle

MOLE(S) Male Moles live in


Female Pup Labour
holes.

MOUSE
(MICE) Buck Doe Pup Nest
OTTER(S Otters live in
) Dog Bitch Kitten Family
dens.

RABBIT( Kit / Rabbits live


S) Buck Doe Colony
Bunny in warrens.

Rats often
RAT(S) Kitten /
Buck Doe Nest live in
Pup
sewers.
There are
two kinds of
squirrel in
the UK. The
common
SQUIRRE grey squirrel
L(S) Buck Doe Pup Dray
and the
rarer red
squirrel.
Only the red
squirrel is a
native.

STOAT(S
) Jack Jill Kit Pack

WEASEL(
S) Jack Jill Kit Sneak

Birds are
feathered,
winged,
bipedal, Nestling /
BIRDS Most birds
warm- Cock Hen Hatchling/ Flock(s)
live in nests.
blooded, Fledgling
egg-laying,
vertebrate
animals.

CROW(S) Male Female Young Murder


DOVE(S) Cock Hen Squab Cote

DUCK(S) Drake Hen Duckling Flock

If a group of
geese is flying,
GOOSE it becomes a
(GEESE) Gander Goose Gosling "skein". If they
are on land or
water, they're
a "gaggle".

HAWK(S) Hen Tiercel Eyas Aerie

HERON(
S) Hedge

KINGFIS
HER(S)

OWL(S) Owl Jenny Owlet Parliament

PEAFOW
L Peacock Peahen Peachick Pride

PHEASA
NT(S) Cock Hen Chick Brood
PIGEON(
S) Cock Hen Squab Flight

ROBIN(S
) Cock Hen Chick

ROOK(S) Cock Hen Chick Building

SPARRO
W(S) Cock Hen Chick Flock

STARLIN
G(S) Cock Hen Chick Flock

SWAN(S) Cob Pen Signet Bevy

An
invertebra
te whose
body is
INSECTS comprised Swarm
of three
segments
and six
legs.
ANT(S) Prince / Queen / Antling Army / Nest Ants have a
Drone Princess strange
/ Worker matriarchal
set up. The
Queen
spends her
life laying
eggs, there
is only one
queen per
colony.
Worker ants
are non-
reproducing
female
worker ants,
the
daughters of
the queen.
Soldier ants
are sterile
females who
defend the
colony. The
male ants
are small
ants that
have wings.
They fly
from the
colony to
mate with a
queen.
BEE(S) Drone Queen / Larva Hive There are
Worker
three types
of honey
bee. The
Queen who
lays the
eggs. The
workers are
females who
gather food,
make
honey, build
the six-sided
honeycomb,
tend eggs,
and guard
the hive.
And the
drones are
males who
mate with
the queen.

BUTTERF
LY Caterpilla
(BUTTER Male Female r / Swarm
FLIES) Chrysalis

DRAGON
FLY Nymphs /
(DRAGO Male Female Swarm
Naiads
NFLIES)

FLY
(FLIES) Male Female Maggot Swarm

Caterpilla
MOTH(S) Male Female r / Swarm
Chrysalis

There are
thousands
of mosquito
MOSQUI species. The
TO(ES) Male Female Larva Swarm
female is
the one that
usually
bites.
Spiders spin
and live on a
web.
SPIDER( Thankfully
S) Male Female SpiderlingCluster the UK does
not have
any
poisonous
spiders.
FISH Cold- Shoal / School
blooded
aquatic
vertebrate
s usually
having
scales and
breathing
through
gills.

PIKE - - Fry Shoal / School

SALMON Jack Hen Fry Run

TROUT Jack Hen Fry Hover

A class of
animals
that spend
part of
their time
on land
and part in
AMPHIBIANS the water;
they are
an
intermedia
te form
between
fishes and
reptiles.
The eggs of
a frog are
called
FROG(S) Male Tadpole(s spawn.
Female Army
) Tadpoles
metamorph
ose into
frogs.

NEWT(S) Male Female Larvae

TOAD(S) Male Female Tadpole(s Knot The eggs of


) a frog are
called
spawn.
Tadpoles
metamorph
ose into
toads.
Cold-
blooded
vertebrate
REPTILES that lays
eggs and
has scales
or plates
on its skin
There is only
one
SNAKE(S poisonous
) Male Female Young Nest
snake in the
UK; the
adder.
A class of
invertebra
tes that
have a
segmente
d body, a
hard
CRUSTACEA external
NS skeleton
(exoskelet
on), two
sets of
antennae
and one
pair of legs
per body
segment.

CRAB(S) Male Female Zoea

LOBSTER
(S) Male Female Zoea

MOLLUSCS
CLAM(S) Male Female Spat Bed

Cockles are
hermaphrod
itic. A cockle
COCKLE( will possess
S) - - - Bed both male
and female
sex organs
during its
life

MUSSEL(
S) Male Female Glochidia Bed

OYSTER(
S) Male Female Spat Bed

Snails are
SNAIL(S) Male not often
Female Baby Rout
eaten in the
UK.

ANIMALS ON THE FARM

ANIMALS THAT LIVE ON A FARM ARE DOMESTICATED ANIMALS, THEY


MAY BE CALLED FARM ANIMALS.

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MAMMALS

Mostly farmed
CATTLE Herd / for milk and
Bull Cow Calf
Kine meat (called
beef).
Deer are
farmed for
DEER their meat
(DEER) Stag Doe Fawn Herd (venison) on
special deer
farms in the
UK.
Mostly used
Pack (a
for work,
group
protection and
of
DOG(S) herding on
Dog Bitch Puppy puppie
farms. Dog
s is
meat is not
called a
eaten in the
litter)
UK.
Mostly raised
for pleasure.
DONKEY Jack Jenny Colt Drove Donkey meat
is not eaten in
the UK.
Mostly farmed
for milk and
GOAT(S) Billy cheese. Not
Nanny Kid Flock
many people
eat goat meat
in the UK.
Mostly farmed
for work,
leisure or
sport (riding
etc). Not many
HORSE(S) Stallion Mare people in the
Foal Herd
UK would
knowingly eat
horse meat,
although there
is a trade for
pet meat.
Mostly farmed
PIG(S) Boar Sow Piglet Litter for its meat
(called pork).
SHEEP Ram Ewe Lamb / Flock Mostly farmed
Mutton for wool and
meat. The
meat is called
lamb from
sheep less
than a year old
and mutton
from older
sheep.

Thanks
to John-David
Kraaikamp

for pointing
out my
mistake.

BIRDS

Farmed for its


meat and
CHICKEN( Cockere eggs. A farm
S) Hen Chick Brood
l that only
raises birds is
a poultry farm.
A wild fowl
and a farmed
DUCK(S) Drake Ducklin
Hen Brace bird. Mostly
g
farmed for its
meat.
A wild fowl
GOOSE and a farmed
(GEESE) Gander Goose Gosling Gaggle bird. Mostly
farmed for its
meat.
INSECTS

BEE(S) Drone Queen / Larva Swarm Bees live in


Worker
hives, and are
farmed for
their honey. A
bee farm is
often called an
apiary.
Someone who
keeps bees is
usually called
a beekeeper.

FISH

Yes, salmon is
SALMON Jack Hen Fry Shoal farmed in the
UK.

Yes, there are


TROUT Jack Hen Fry Shoal trout farms in
the UK too.

ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE

ANIMALS THAT LIVE IN THE HOUSE AS COMPANIONS ARE CALLED PETS.

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MAMMALS

Clutter
(a
group
of
CAT(S) Tom Queen Kitten kittens
is
called
a
litter)
There are
between 6.5
DOG(S) million and
Dog Bitch Puppy Pack
7.4 million pet
dogs in the
UK.
Domestic pet
ferrets,
Mustela furo
FERRET(S) (sometimes
Dog Bitch Kit Cast
called Mustela
putorius
furo), are not
wild animals.
GERBIL(S) Male Female Pup Horde

GUINEA They are not


PIG(S) Boar Sow Pup Group related to
pigs.
I had several
HAMSTER(S) Male Female Pup hamsters as
Horde
pets when I
was a child.

RABBIT(S) Kit / Rabbits live in


Buck Doe Colony
Bunny warrens.

Seemingly
RAT(S) Kitten / rats make
Buck Doe Nest
Pup very good
pets.
BIRDS

They come in
a variety of
colours
including
BUDGERIGA blue. One of
R(S) Hen Cock Chick Flock the most

common pets
in the UK.

aka Budgie

CANARY
(CANARIES) Hen Cock Chick Flock

COCKATIEL(
S) Hen Cock Chick Flock
COCKATOO(
S) Hen Cock Chick Flock

PARROT(S) Hen Cock Chick Flock

INSECTS

Yes, people in
the UK keep
SPIDER(S) Spiderlin Cluste
Male Female spiders as
g r
pets.

FISH

Probably the
GOLDFISH most
Male Female Fry Shoal
common pet
in the UK.

REPTILES

Yes, people in
SNAKE(S) the UK keep
Male Female Baby Nest
snakes as
pets too.