Octomom move over!
Here are the most baby obsessed animals in the world.
Number one, the sea urchin.
When a female sea urchin finds a mate,
she releases millions of jelly coated eggs into the sea.
In her lifetime she will have released 500 million eggs.
These single, unfertilized cells are about 10 times the size
of a human blood cell.
If one of the billions of sperm cells
that are released by the male finds an egg,
the baby will float in the sea before it
matures into an adult.
Number two, rabbits.
Larger breeds, like the eastern cottontail,
can have about 50 children per mating season.
And let’s not forget that half the children will
be females, who mature in three months
and give birth to grandchildren bunnies.
Number three, the redback spider.
You might remember this arachnid from our video
about animals that have killer sex.
The female usually eats the male after he inseminates her.
Then mama spider will use his sperm
to lay batches of 3,000 eggs every one to three weeks.
The babies hatch in 30 days, and in four months
they can lay eggs of their own.
Number four, deer mice.
Rodents are champion breeders.
A mouse mom could deliver about 10 babies per month
if conditions were right.
That’s 120 offspring per year.
And the moms can get pregnant again
in just 12 hours after they give birth.
If food is abundant, then mice pups are abundant.
第五 海洋太阳鱼 也称作翻车鲀
Number five, the ocean sunfish, also known as the mola mola.
This fish is referred to as one of the most fecund
extant vertebrates on the planet.
Not by me, I have no idea what that means.
Read on they say.
Apparently it means it produces a lot of eggs.
The female makes a nest at the ocean floor
and lay 300 million eggs there in a single breeding season.
The male sunfish deposits his sperm
and then guards the nest for a brief time.
And be sure to check out our other video,
Parasites That’ll Turn You into a Zombie.
The CDC says about 60 million people in the US
are infected with this parasite, and most don’t even know it.
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