Why Do Animals Eat Their Babies?

Here is a video that gives new meaning to kids' meals. It describes many species that eat their babies and offers a different reason for each behavior presented. Some animal adaptations surprise scholars with their commonness.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss other adaptations that appear to be contrary to the goals of life
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits when discussing reproduction, animal adaptations, or animal behavior
  • When possible, avoid displaying the comments as some are not appropriate
Pros

  • Provides a reference list for those doubting the science
  • Includes subtitles in 12 languages to assist ELLs
Cons

  • None