KEEPING ONE'S FINGERS CROSSED - hoping for the best; hoping for good luck
MAKE IT - survive; be successful
MORTALITY RATE - death rate
STILLBORN - already dead at birth
Baby pandas are called cubs as are other bear babies, and though they are born the size of a stick of butter and with very little hair, you probably agree they are very cute! Right? This made us wonder which baby animal you think is the cutest. Check out the list below, and let us know which ones are your favorites.
Which baby animals from this list are the cutest?
Goslings, ducklings, kids, joeys, piglets, chicks, calves, lambs, fawns, kittens, puppies, bear cubs, lion cubs, whale calves, seal pups.
Not sure which animals these babies are? Here's a quick vocabulary lesson.
Goslings are baby geese. Ducklings are baby ducks. Kids are baby goats. Joeys are baby kangaroos. Piglets are baby pigs. Chicks are baby birds. Calves are baby cows, as well as elephants, whales, et. al. Lambs are baby sheep. Fawns are baby deer. Kittens are baby cats. Puppies are baby dogs. Cubs are baby bears and lions. Pups are baby seals, foxes, wolves, et al.
So which ones would you like to pick up, pet and cuddle if you had the chance? Let us know. Share your thoughts here, on the NYLC Facebook page or on Twitter @NYLangCenter using the hashtag #ilovenylc.
-- Joe Yu, ESL instructor