Unusual Baby Nocturnal Animal Facts to Put a Smile on Your Face

This graphic shows pictures of coyote pups, baby sugar gliders, jerboa babies, and baby crocs in polaroid frames.

Cuteness overload! Here are some unusual facts about baby animals from The Nocturnals nonfiction books to support summer learning and put a smile on your face. 

Chirp, Chirp!
When it’s time for baby saltwater crocodiles (also known as baby “salties”) to hatch, they chirp and make noise at their mother to let her know! After they hatch, the mother crocodile carries them from the nest to the water so the babies can take their first swim.
Two baby crocodiles are walking on top of a nest filled with crocodile eggs.

Shhh . . . 
Jerboas are known for their excellent jumping, but baby jerboas need plenty of rest before they can take their first leap: they stay in their burrows until they’re at least eight weeks old. Now that’s a power nap!
Five baby jerboas are napping in their dirt-filled burrow.

Babies on Board!
Sugar gliders have only one to two babies each year. When these baby sugar gliders get too big to be carried in their mom’s pouch, they ride on her back instead. Glider babies are precious cargo!
Two baby sugar gliders are on top of an adult sugar glider’s back.

Born to Hunt
When coyote pups are born, their entire pack works to take care of them, but these pups grow up fast! Coyote pups are born in the spring, and by fall, they can already start hunting and exploring on their own.
Inside a hollow tree trunk, a coyote pup is on top of another coyote pup.

You can learn even more about the littlest members of your favorite nocturnal species and see adorable animal photos in The Nocturnals nonfiction book collection!
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