Why Animals Take Care of Other Animals’ Young

Thank you to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for partnering with us on this episode of SciShow. Visit to learn more about the Sea Otter Program.

Did you know that some species take care of young that are not their own? This surprising practice is called alloparenting, and it’s been observed in animals from otters, like Rosa and Selka, to birds to baboons!

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