When a horse gives birth, her foal can walk within hours. Sea turtle hatchlings emerge from their shells looking like carbon copies of their parents, able to scuttle toward the ocean within days. Compared to these A+ students of the animal kingdom, our own species is at the back of the class — it takes us months to even raise our heads, and a year to begin learning how to walk. What gives, Mother Nature?
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5 Amazing Facts About Babies
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Milk produced by mothers shortly after birth is low in fat, saturated with antibodies and is high in protein. 00:39
Babies are born with approximately 270 bones. 01:33
A baby's "soft spot" on the head is known as the fontanelle. 01:55
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