Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Baby Animals

The baby animals are so cute even if they grow up to be ugly adults!
I know this looks like I photo shopped this baby in. This baby was less than 2 weeks old. When a baby giraffe is born the mother delivers standing and the baby drops 6 feet! They usually come out feet first!

Baby Hyena

Baby Zebras are a different lighter color when they are born. When the mother is about to give birth she leaves the herd, delivers the baby, and then the mother and baby stay away from the herd for a couple of days so that the baby can bond with the mother and learn her strip pattern

Did you know that each zebra has its own stripe pattern? No two stripe patterns are alike --kind of like our fingerprints!
Lion cub hiding in the bushes
Baby Elephant--their gestation period is 23 months!


Pedaling said...

giving birth feet first standing up, not something i would like to try.
pregnant for 23 months, naaahh - that's not for me either.

The Heaps said...

I love the baby animals....they really are much cuter then the adults.

April said...

23 months! no thanks. i love reading about your adventures. you'll have to print this into a book as a keepsake.