Baby Tales

Who can resist the magnetic allure of a baby? The presence of little ones of any species invariably generates instant attention and concern from onlookers. In fact, it seems that both humans and animals are hard-wired to find youngsters adorable. The practical and essential reasons why the very young have an ability to play on our heart strings are explored in Baby Tales.

Baby Tales demonstrates how young animals learn and develop, and examines the role of “cuteness” in helping to forge and solidify bonds between mother and offspring. Many newborns in the animal kingdom are entirely dependent upon their mothers — and sometimes their fathers, as well — for survival. And, especially in the wild, nurturing and protecting the young can require enormous effort, courage, and self-sacrifice. The cuteness of offspring creates a strong visual bond that helps evoke a caring response in parents, which must spend months, if not years, feeding, protecting, and teaching their young to survive on their own.

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Online content for Baby Tales was originally posted March 2001.

  • casey


  • stephanie

    i love it

  • kortnie


  • Jolil

    B3@UT!FUL 2 M3….. @WWWWW!!!!



  • Brittany


  • Lorayne

    that is so cool look at those eyes .awwwwww

  • maria

    awww i love his eyes!! but i think its going to eat me!! im scared!!!!

  • Rachel


  • garrett

    im hotter than that thing

  • yo


  • Brittany

    That Baby Is So Cuuuute!!!!!!

  • mallory

    How CUTE!!

  • Ashley

    Sooooooooooo Cute!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashley


  • deshapriya

    its a great pic. to put on this . perfectly cuddly

  • Erin

    Those eyes are so cute, I want to hug him! Nature, another good pick!

  • Twilightluva

    i luv that animal its so cute

  • fatema nuzeen

    that animo has innocense :) i luv him . he is too chubby . he is the most natural source of aligators

  • Nur Sabrina

    i love this….its very cute and cool….

  • elizebeth

    aww!! how cute i wonder what kind of fox he is????

  • brittany collier

    that animal is so cute .the eye , nose, is so cute

  • rabia khan

    the animal is awesome i want to hug him

  • Abby D

    Look @ those eyes, so Beautfiul

  • Kristen Krauth

    I LUV THE WHOLE DOG FAMILY!!! :D OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! The little foxie is adorable!!! I luv foxes! They are so smart and cute. I wish I could have it!!! LOLZ!!!

  • Kristen Bieger

    By the way the comment above this one was suppose to be Kristen BIEGER not Krauth. sorry. lol

  • Kristen Bieger

    This fox is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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  • rosiepandy

    I know this will sound crazy but even though a fox carries the most common rabies i wish this fox was 4 my pet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rosiepandy

    Hey! Me again. One thing about foxes. They are cute and dangerous. Those 2 words don’t really go together right?

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