How Do Various Animals Take Care of Their Young?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 7:41:14 PM ET
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The way an animal takes care of its young is determined by the type and species of the animal. All birds lay eggs that they must protect and incubate, although this is accomplished in different ways based on the bird's species. The majority of mammals give birth to live young and care for them in a variety of ways until a specific age is reached.

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