We love this time of year at Extend Education. In the United Kingdom and the States, the middle of April means we are solidly in Spring, which means the sun has started shining a bit more, the flowers have started blooming and baby animals have started appearing.
We thought the season was a good excuse to share some interesting facts about baby animals, along with a free worksheet about some of those animals for Primary or PYP children to match up the pairs and fill in the missing letters.
Did you know…
- A baby goat is called a kid and they are often born with teeth
- A baby grey squirrel doesn’t open its eyes until they are four weeks old
- Baby otters are taught by, played with and even babysat by their siblings
- Pheasant chicks can fly when they are only 12 days old
- Ducklings can swim nearly straight after they hatch
- Most caterpillars have 12 eyes
- Some seeds are carried to new places by the wind, like dandelion fluff or sycamore seeds
- Seedlings will grow towards the light – even if you rotate them
- Bullfrog tadpoles can grow to be as long as a banana!
We’d love to hear if you have any baby animal facts to share.
Get our free worksheet here!