What are the young animals of America learning today?
January 20, 2017 8:28 AM   Subscribe

The United States of America has a wide variety of biomes, and in all of them today there are baby animals learning how to be animals.
Forest: Bobcats have to learn a lot of things, to climb and play and survive in the wild* but they don't have to learn manners. *Note video includes images of bobcat eating prey.

Arctic: Polar bears take awkward first steps, meet the snow and learn to love it as they grow up quickly.

Riparian: Otters have to learn to swim, but they learn the hard way.

Mountain: Mountain goats have to learn all the goating regular goats do, but backwards in high heels on a steep slope.

Plains: Pronghorns have a hard time learning to walk since they're 80% legs.

Ocean: Look, there's a lot of things in the ocean but I'm just going to go with more (sea) otters.

Backyard: You never know who will learn something in your backyard, whether black bears or moose.

Some of these are repeats; polar bear, otter 1, otter 2. Apologies, and I hope they still bring joy to you today.
posted by Homeboy Trouble (7 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Lovely. Thank you.
posted by severiina at 9:03 AM on January 20, 2017


*Note video includes images of bobcat eating prey.
The last time we had wild animal videos, someone wished for nature videos that were more "kid-friendly". I've been thinking about that ever since.

For my daughter, it's the videos with the eating and the fighting and the hitting and the chasing that are kid-friendly. Those are the parts she looooooves. I think those videos are more not adult-with-kids-friendly, since it's a whole lot of fun to imitate wild animals doing their thing.

Biting is for food, kiddo. I am not your food.
posted by clawsoon at 9:06 AM on January 20, 2017 [6 favorites]


Raccoons: tree climbing.
posted by lagomorphius at 9:18 AM on January 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


Bobcats! Bobcatting. Yes!
posted by BlueHorse at 10:22 AM on January 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


Rarely is the question asked: "is our bobcats learning?"
posted by Nerd of the North at 8:22 PM on January 20, 2017 [4 favorites]


Motion to replace "tiger mom" with "otter mom"
posted by AFABulous at 8:53 PM on January 21, 2017


Rarely is the question asked: "is our bobcats learning?"

Well?

Is thems?
posted by univac at 10:20 PM on January 21, 2017


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