The Animal Vocabulary

Merino Ram
Animal Name
Male
Baby
Female
Plural
Alpaca Macho
Alpaca
Macho
Cria
Hembra
Alpacas

Although called an angora goat, the fiber which the animal produces is called mohair, sometimes referred to as the Diamond Fiber.

Angora Buck
Angora Goat
Buck (Ram)
Kid
Doe
Angora Goats
Bison Bull
Bison
Bull
Calf
Cow
Bison
Pashmina Ram
Cashmere Goat
Buck (Ram)
Kid
Doe
Cashmere Goats
Bactrian Camel Cow
Camel
Bull
Calf
Cow
Camels

Cashmere derives its name from the region of Kashmir, India, where the cashmere-producing Pashmina goats are raised.

Alpacas are social animals, living in family groups composed of an alpha male, females and their young.

Bison are sometimes erroneously referred to as buffalo, though that name properly belongs to the African buffalo and water buffalo.

The guanaco, whose name is derived from the Quechua word huanaco, is one of the largest of wild South American mammals.

Guanaco Chulengo
Guanaco
Bull
Chulengo
Cow
Guanacos

The term "camel" is derived from the Latin word camelus, the Greek kamelos and the Hebrew gamal.

Llama Dam
Llama
Bull
Cria
Dam
Llamas

The term cria, used to describe a baby llama is Spanish for baby. Llamas have been raised by Andean peoples since pre-historic times.

Musk Ox Bull
Musk Ox
Bull
Calf
Cow
Muskoxen

There are over 200 sheep breeds, deriving their names from a multitude of places, including Rambouillet, France, where King Louis XVI first raised Rambouillet Merinos.

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Sheep
Ram
Lamb
Ewe
Sheep

In Inukitut, musk ox is called Oomingmak, which means 'the bearded one', referring to the large beards which hang down beneath their massive jaws.

Yak Bull
Yak
Bull
Calf
Cow
Yaks

Though the largest population of vicuñas live in Bolivia, the vicuña is the National Animal of Peru and diplayed on the Peruvian Coat of Arms.

Vicuña Fawn
Vicuña
Bull
Cria (Fawn)
Cow
Vicuñas