10 Animal Parents That Have the Most Babies in One Go
Multi-child families are not uncommon in the animal kingdom, but some species totally deserve the “Baby-Boom of the Year” award. For example, axolotls can give birth to up to 500 kids at once. And that’s not even the most out of all the animals in our article.
We at Bright Side admire the miracle of life and all creatures who give rise to it. And a mere glance at these animals and their babies will likely make you feel the same way.
1. Seahorse — 2,000
Seahorses are one-of-a-kind...dads! Indeed, male seahorses are the ones who carry hundreds of unborn offspring in a special pouch until they’re ready to hatch.
2. Axolotl — 500
Axolotl larvae hatch with a supply of yolk in their bellies, which means they don’t have to look for food right away. By the way, an axolotl stays in the form of a larva for the rest of its life (15 years or so).
3. Tailless tenrec — 32
Tailless tenrecs inhabit the tropical forests of Madagascar. These eccentric animals can have the largest broods among mammals!
4. Golden hamster — 20
5. Coyote — 19
6. Emu — 15
Emus’ eggs are known for their large size and extraordinary deep green hue. Feathers of emu chicks are covered in stripes that keep young birds safe from predators’ eyes.
7. Fox — 12
Newborn foxes usually have gray or brown fur that later can acquire red, silver, black, or brown colors.
8. Raccoon — 7
When raccoon kits are in distress, they make noises that resemble a weeping human child. A mother raccoon can attack any potential threat to her young, so it makes sense to observe raccoon babies from a safe distance through binoculars.
9. Field mouse — 6
Field mice build their nests of moss, fabric, paper, leaves, and other soft materials that they can find. Mouse pups open their eyes on the sixth day of life and leave their nests at the age of 3 weeks.
10. European rabbit — 5
Rabbit females nurse their kittens once a day and spend only several minutes feeding them. But rabbits’ milk is so rich, the blind kittens gain strength very fast.
Which of these animal parents and babies seem especially sweet to you? How many babies do you have or want to have in the future?