Baby ElephantThe Internet has been kind to baby animals—you probably see a cute video of baby animals every day on Facebook or YouTube. But as many fun videos as you see, you might still be missing lots of information about them. Don’t worry—Zoobooks to the rescue!
In Young Animals, you can read all about different animal babies and learn what they have in common and what makes them different. For instance, animal babies are split into two groups—altricial babies, which are born helpless and rely entirely on their parents, and precocial babies, which can follow their parents around and start to fend for themselves at a young age. For instance, most snakes never even meet their parents— they hatch and are ready to take on the world. Even the venom in a baby rattlesnakes’ fangs is, drop for drop, stronger than its parents’ venom. Meanwhile, crocodile moms carry their babies in their mouths, and hornbill bird dads make up to seventy trips a day to the nest to feed their young. Mother elephants will even charge at lions that come too close to their babies. The next time you see a video of baby animals, take some time to find out more about them—you might be surprised by what you learn!

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