Coffeehouse Thread

5 posts

Forum Read Only

This forum has been made read only by the site admins. No new threads or comments can be added.

Hello W3bbo -- love, giant panda cub

Back to Forum: Coffeehouse
  • User profile image
    brian.​shapiro



    A giant panda cub is seen in an incubator in Chengdu, China, where researchers ultimately aim to reintroduce giant pandas into the wild.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7604152.stm%20">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7604152.stm

  • User profile image
    wisemx

    Not nice circulating my Baby fotos. Big Smile

  • User profile image
    tfraser

    I don't understand why the cubs are so small when the animals birthing them are so large.

  • User profile image
    TommyCarlier

    tfraser said:
    I don't understand why the cubs are so small when the animals birthing them are so large.

    Ask a mother if she would prefer giving birth to a small or a large baby.

  • User profile image
    Yggdrasil

    tfraser said:
    I don't understand why the cubs are so small when the animals birthing them are so large.
    It is an interesting point, though, because ordinarily mammals will give birth as late as possible, to make sure the child is as developed as can be when it's out in the cold harsh world. Human children are born relatively early in the gestation cycle, which some anthropologists ascribe to the formation of social circles - for protection of a vulnerable baby and its mother. 
    Apparently giant pandas live safe lives too. Smiley

Conversation locked

This conversation has been locked by the site admins. No new comments can be made.