So, what is the name of a baby owl? If you said, owlet, you are correct. OK, OK, how about another one? What do you call a baby hedgehog? The answer--a hoglet. I don't know why I find these so interesting, but I decided to do a little research to see what baby animals are called--and I found a bunch of them. So, next time you are out and about and someone says to you, "Look at that baby pigeon!" You can say, "Actually, it's called a squab."

I found the most convienient list of baby animals names from Wikipedia. Here are just a few of the interesting ones from Wikipedia.

  • A baby alligator is called a hatchling.
  • A baby badger is called a cub.
  • A baby bat is called a pup.
  • A baby clam is called larva.
  • A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling or juvenile.
  • A baby ferret is called a kit.
  • A baby frog is called polliwog, tadpole or froglet.
  • A baby salamander is called a tadpole.
  • A baby snake is called a snakelet.
  • A baby toad is called a toadlet.
  • A baby work is called a wormlet.

There you go--a day's worth of useless information to think about.