Kits and Cubs

Animals, just like people, often share the same name!  But don't be fooled - a name isn't everything. Our earlier blog posts about Joeys and Calves demonstrate how many baby animals can be called the same thing, no matter their size or species. This time, we are going to look at the different animals that are called Kits and Cubs. 


Examples of Baby Animals Called Kits


Orphaned striped skunk kits
Orphaned Striped Skunk kits at a rescue center


Orphaned Fox Squirrel kit
Orphaned Fox Squirrel kit at a rescue center

Bat Eared Fox mother and kit
Bat Eared Fox mother and kit

Kits include...

  • badgers
  • ferrets
  • foxes
  • muskrats
  • rabbits
  • skunks
  • squirrels
  • weasels
  • woodchucks 

Examples of Baby Animals Called Cubs

Brown bear mother and cubsBrown Bear mother and cubs


Panda cub
Panda cub


Lion mother and playful cub
Lion mother and cub


Cubs include...

  • bears
  • bobcats
  • cheetahs
  • hyenas
  • leopards
  • pandas
  • raccoons
  • tigers

Can you think of any other Kits and Cubs that we didn't include on our list?

p.s. If you love Kits and Cubs, you can purchase prints to decorate your home, playroom or nursery on!  

Michelle Stern
Michelle Stern


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