Did you know a baby porcupine is called a porcupette? A baby eel is called an elver?
From fawns to fry, eyases to ephyra, use this GeoStory to travel the world of adorable animal babies.
- The largest baby animal in the world is the blue whale calf. When they’re born, blue whale calves are about 8 meters (26 feet) long and weigh about 3,629 kilograms (7,984 pounds).
- One of the tiniest mammals in proportion to the size of the mother is the panda cub. Panda cubs weigh just 85 grams (3 ounces). Adult giant pandas are about 900 times as big, weighing more than 76.5 kilograms (168 pounds).
- The animal baby that grows the most in its lifetime is the ocean sunfish. Ocean sunfish larvae are about 2.5 millimeters (0.098 inch) and have a mass of less than a gram. These hatchlings grow into the world’s biggest bony fish—measuring 3 meters (10 feet) long and weighing more than a ton!