The four stages of an animal's life cycle are an egg, embryo, immature individual and adult. This life cycle is true for most fish, bird, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. More » Science Biology Zoology

Toucans, found in and around the tropical forests of Central and South America, reach maturity within the first two months of life and can begin breeding. Toucans can live to be approximately 20 years old. More » Pets & Animals Birds

The life cycle of a boa constrictor consists of the baby stage and the reproductive stage. Female boas bear live offspring that survive independently from birth. Newborn boas immediately hide and begin hunting for food. ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes
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