killing babies

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有些動物會吃或殺掉初生孩子,或許冷血但都是有原因的。若雌性身體狀態差、資源短缺、孩子帶病或不健全,都會考慮把孩子吃掉。這樣能防止孩子死後屍體發出氣味而吸引捕獵者。有些則因權力因素,如雄獅會為了不浪費資源養育別人的後代而殺掉上一任領袖的孩子。

some animals would eat or kill their newborns, perhaps you would think it is a bit cold-blooded, but there are reasons for their actions. poor health condition, lack of resources, unhealthy or deformed cubs are  some reasons for a mother to kills or consumes her infants. if they do not do that, the infants will ended up rotting in the den and attract predators. some animals like lions would kill the young cubs for power factors; the new male would kills the cubs of the precious male in the pride because he doesn’t want to waste energy and resources raising other’s cubs.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140328-sloth-bear-zoo-infanticide-chimps-bonobos-animals/

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