There is just something about baby animals that captures our hearts and imaginations. Maybe its their adorable, fuzzy faces or their playful antics. Perhaps it's the wonder of seeing a new life begin, with all its potential and possibility. Whatever the reason, learning about baby animals is not only fun but also educational.
By exploring the world of baby animals, we can gain a greater appreciation for the diversity of
life on our planet. Here at Franklin Drive Thru Safari we are proud to have our very own Baby
Room. While the little fellows we have change regularly, there is always something special for
guests to experience.
Our baby animal friends are always changing, but we thought we’d take a journey into the
world of baby animals and learn a bit about what makes them so special.
Armadillos are unique, small mammals native to Central and South America. They are most
known for their armor-like shell, which they use to protect themselves from predators. Baby
armadillos, or pups, are born with soft, leathery skin that hardens over time. They are born
blind and helpless, so they rely on their mothers for protection and nourishment. Despite their
small size, baby armadillos are surprisingly resilient, and have been known to survive falls from high trees without injury.
Baby camels, also known as calves, are born with a thick coat of hair that protects them from
the harsh desert environment. They are quite large even at birth, weighing up to 100 pounds.
Baby camels can stand and walk within hours of birth, which is essential for survival in the wild. They rely on their mother's milk for the first few months and will often nurse while standing up. As they grow, baby camels become more independent and eventually join a herd. With their long eyelashes, humpbacked appearance, and unique adaptability to their environment, baby camels are truly remarkable animals.
Coatimundis, also known as coatis, are members of the raccoon family and are native to Central and South America. Baby coatis, or cubs, are born with distinct markings and a playful nature. They are highly curious animals and spend much of their day exploring their surroundings. Like many animals, coatis are born with their eyes closed and rely on their mothers for nourishment and protection.
Ferrets, members of the weasel family, are known for their playful, mischievous nature. Baby
ferrets, or kits, are born deaf and blind, and rely on their mothers for everything. As they grow, they become more independent and develop their signature playful behavior. Ferrets are highly social animals and thrive in groups which is one reason they are sometimes kept as pets.
Goats are often considered entertaining animals to watch, but baby goats are in a category all their own! Baby goats, or kids, are born with a thick coat of fur and an insatiable curiosity. They are highly social animals and thrive in groups, developing strong bonds with their mothers and herd mates. Baby goats are known for their playful nature and love to climb, jump, and explore.
Baby lemurs, native to Madagascar, are known for their striking eyes, inquisitive personalities, and playful demeanor. They spend much of their day playing and exploring their surroundings, under the watchful eye of their mothers. Baby lemurs, like many primates, are highly social animals and thrive in groups. They are also highly intelligent and have been observed using tools to crack open nuts and manipulate objects.
Despite their differences, all of these baby animals share a few key traits: they are curious,
playful, and highly social. They rely on their mothers for protection and nourishment, but as
they grow, they become more independent and develop their own unique personalities.
Whether you are a fan of lemurs, armadillos, ferrets, coatimundis, or baby goats, there's no denying the charm and wonder of these amazing animals.
And if you want to really experience baby animals, you don’t have to just read or look at
pictures, you can interact with them! Plan a visit to our Baby Room for some hands-on time
with amazing animal babies.