When we think of Australia, we imagine clear blue water, white sand beaches and Kangaroos. Yes, Kangaroos are unique to Australia, just like Dingos, Wallabies and Wombats. These Australian animals can only be found here and are certainly very fascinating and unique.From the cute and cuddly Koala that is known for its endless sleeping to the hopping of Kangaroos, these Australian animals can amaze you like nothing else. You know what’s even more interesting? Their babies. Yes, the infants of these Australian animals can be incredibly cute and charming. Discover more about Australian baby animals in this post.
Most popular babies of Australian animals are Baby Kangaroos
Kangaroos is one of the most attractive and fascinating infants among all the Australian animals. You will be surprised by knowing that females are usually pregnant most of the time except the day when they are giving birth to their joeys.
As they are marsupials, these joeys can be the size of a grain of rice, or the maximum size can be like a bee. In digits, they are about 5 to 25 millimetres, and just after the birth, they immediately crawl into the pocket of his mother for nine months. During these nine months, they draw all the nutrients from their mother’s body.
Baby Koalas are the cutest babies of Australian animals! Koala is the closest living relative of the wombats. Yes, the wombat whose pouch is its back (it is a bit funny). You can call him lazy for spending a big part on his mother’s back until it’s getting old enough to sleep 20 hours a day independently. But its cuteness can not be defined in words, and you will know when you will see one.
A female platypus lays around two or three eggs and cuddles around them for ten days as an incubation process. The babies are kind of helpless as they are born as blind and hairless infants. They survive on their mother for milk. The interesting part is here that a female platypus does not have nipples, and instead of them, the baby platypus suckles the milk from the folds of the fur of the mother. After 2-3 months, the baby platypus gains his eyes and hairs with many receptors, which helps him to find the food.
A full grown-up platypus has a beak like a bird and a pouch like a kangaroo who lays eggs like a reptile. Isn’t it interesting?
It is the only surviving mammal on the earth who lays eggs like a reptile. The female lays a single egg and incubates it for 11 days. After 11 days, the puggle which usually smaller than a jelly bean slides into the temporary pouch of his mother. They draw all the nutrition from the bag until they develop their spikes like hair. Due to these spiky hairs, it is also known as spiny anteaters.
You might have never heard but Little Blue Penguins are also Australian Animals
The young ones of little blue penguins are the special attraction among Australian animals. The female lays one or two eggs from June to October that is the breeding season for these penguins. After 31-40 days, you can witness a chick with bluish-gray eyes. They grow at a regular pace and can take a flight after 50-65 days and become fully independent at the age of 2 to 3 months. However, they attain sexual maturity about the age of 3 years.
Aren’t these baby animals charming? So, why don’t you plan a trip to Australia and explore these endearing baby animals for yourself.