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SESE Living Things
Reproduction
The life cycle
All animals, including
humans, start out as babies
and get older.
When babies are born
they are very small.
Some animals need
their parents to protect
them and to help them
learn about the world.
Seal pup
The life cycle
As animals get older they
can start to do more things
by themselves.
They will become bigger and
stronger and more able to
look after themselves.
Seal pup with its mother
The life cycle
Once an animal is fully
grown it will find a mate.
Together they will have
their own babies and the
cycle will start again.
They will continue to grow
old and the cycle will end
when they die.
Baby turtle
The adult penguin
lays an egg and looks
after it until it hatches.
The egg hatches.
The penguin chick has
fluffy feathers and is
looked after by its parents.
The chick is a fully
grown adult. It can
catch all of its own food.
The chick grows bigger.
Its feathers become
thick and oily.
Reproduction
Different types of animals
reproduce in different ways.
All animals need a male and a
female to reproduce.
Clownfish can change from male
to female, if a female in their
group dies.
Clownfish
Reproduction
Humans, which are mammals,
give birth to live babies.
Babies grow inside the mother
before they are born.
Seals, whales and otters are all
also mammals.
Baby seals are often rescued
by SEA LIFE after they lose
their mothers.
Reproduction
Fish, birds and reptiles all lay
eggs.
The baby grows in the egg and
hatches when it becomes big
enough.
Crocodiles, turtles and snakes
are all reptiles.
True or false quiz
True or false…
1. Male seahorses give
birth to their young.
True or false quiz
True
The male seahorse carries
the eggs until they are ready
to hatch and then releases
them.
True and false quiz
True or false…
2. Sharks are a
type of fish so they
lay eggs.
True and false quiz
False
Some sharks give
birth to live young.
True and false quiz
True or false…
3. Some species of
octopus can lay up to
200,000 eggs in one go!
True and false quiz
True
Some species of octopus
can lay up to 200,000
eggs in one go! Once
they have laid the eggs
they guard them for about
a month until they hatch.
True and false quiz
True or false…
4. The Clownfish can change
from a female to a male to
produce young.
True and false quiz
True
If the male in a group of
Clownfish dies, one of the
females will change into a
male.
True and false quiz
True or false…
5. A new born Blue Whale calf
weighs more than a car.
Photo credit René te Witt
True and false quiz
True
A newborn Blue Whale calf will
weigh about 2700kg. This is as
much as a car! The calf will be
7 metres when first born, this is
nearly as long as a double
decker bus!
Photo credit René te Witt
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