3. Baby Star-Nosed Moles
The star-nosed mole is a small mole who lives in eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S.. Star-nosed moles are easily identified by the eleven pairs of pink fleshy appendages around their snout. The appendages have more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, allowing the star-nosed mole to function although it is completely blind. Star-nosed moles also have the unusual ability to smell underwater.
7. Baby Owston’s Civet
Civets are lithe little cat-like creatures who live in the tropics of Africa and Asia. The civet produces a musk which has traditionally been used as a fragrance and stabilizing agent for perfume. The civet musk was the basis for the original Chanel No. 5 perfume, but it has been replaced with a synthetic substitute because of ethical concerns.
9. Dhole Puppy
The endangered dhole is also called the Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog. They are highly social predators who bravely attack animals much larger than them such as boar, buffalo, and even tigers. They live in South and Southeast Asia.
12. Spoon-Billed Sandpiper Chick
The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a critically endangered small wading bird who breeds in Russia and winters in Southeast Asia.
13. Echidna Puggle
Important facts about echidnas: 1. they are mammals but they lay eggs, like a platypus!, 2. although their diet consists mostly of ants and termites and they are sometimes known as “spiny ant eaters,” they are not related to true anteaters. 3. they live in Australia and New Guinea, 4. their name cames from a monster in Greek mythology. 5. THE BABIES ARE KNOWN AS PUGGLES. Puggles.
14. Baby Binturong (Bearcat)
Bearcats are not bears, nor are they cats. They are related to civets and genets and they live in the rainforest. They are nocturnal and they chuckle when they are happy!
15. Baby Chevrotain
Chevrotains are also known as mouse deer. They can be found in the forsts of South and Southeast Asia, with one species in the rainforests of Central and West Africa. They live alone or in pairs. The smallest species are the smallest hooved animals in the world. Their love of water has lent support to the idea that whales evolved from water-loving creatures that looked like small deer!
17. Aardwolf Cub
The Aardwolf, whose name means “earth wolf,” lives in Africa. They are related to hyenas but do not hunt large animals, instead eating insects — mostly termites.
18. Baby Pika
Pikas are small mammals related to rabbits and hares. They are sometimes known as “whistling hares” due to a very high-pitched alarm call. They spend the summer collecting and storing food to eat over the winter in a personal haypile of dried vegetation.
19. Malayan Tapir Calf
Endangered Malayan tapirs only have this cool stripey pattern when they’re first born, to help camouflage them against predators — four to six months into their lives, this amazing coat fades into a more subtle and mature black and white arrangement. Tapirs are large browsing mammals who are similar to pigs, and this kind lives in the East Indies.
20. Baby Golden Brushtail Possum
Although this possum species are very common in Australia and New Zealand, the “golden” type — one of four different color variations found within the species — is harder to come by. They are rarely seen in the wild because their brightly colored fur makes them susceptible to predators.
22. Baby Silky Anteater
The smaller relative of the more famous giant anteater lives in the rainforests of Mexico, Central, and South America. They are nocturnal and arboreal, and shyly avoid most of their predators. If cornered, however, they pack a mean punch with those little claws.
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