Guanacos Rare Birth Ritual

Clip: Season 39 Episode 9 | 2m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

Guanacos have a unique problem when it comes to reproducing. They must gather in November at exactly the right time of day to give birth so the newborn can dry out on its own. A guanaco’s too-short tongue prevents it from licking its newborn clean.

Aired: 02/03/21

Rating: NR

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