A female bull is usually called a cow. Often, people think of bulls and cows only in terms of cattle. However, there are other animals whose males and females are termed bulls and cows, respectively.
A male alligator is called a bull, and a female alligator is a cow. Similarly, a male elephant is a bull, and a female elephant is a cow. The same is true of camels, elk, giraffes, gnus, hippopotami, porpoises and dolphins, rhinoceri, seals, walruses, whales, yaks and even dinosaurs.
Male chinchillas are bulls, but females are sows or velvets. A male shark is also a bull, but the female is just referred to as a female shark.Learn More
The correct name for adult male cattle is "bull." Technically, the term "cow" refers only to an adult female cattle. "Calf" is the correct term for baby cattle, regardless of gender.Full Answer >
A castrated bull is called a "steer" in the majority of cases. Outside of North America, an old steer is referred to as a "bullock." An "ox" is a castrated male raised for draft purposes.Full Answer >
A baby cow is called a calf. Adult male cows are called bulls. Adult female cows are called heifers until they give birth; after they have given birth, they are called cows.Full Answer >
An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old.Full Answer >