A baby girl born in India weighs 15 pounds at birth, and she could be the biggest baby girl ever born in the world.
Over four decades ago, the term "fetal alcohol syndrome" was coined to describe babies born to alcoholic mothers.
A baby Western lowland gorilla was recently born at a U.K. Zoo after an emergency C-section performed by University of Bristol Professor David Cahill. The infant and its mother are receiving 24-hour care and are recovering well.
An Indonesia zoo welcomed a newborn baby Sumatran tiger recently. The one-week old tiger joins three additional cubs born in captivity at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California. This is a remarkable conservation feat, as the animals are considered critically endangered.
The Toronto Zoo's newest addition is a baby Indian rhino, a species currently listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
The Indianapolis Zoo's newest member, a newborn giraffe, needs a name. The zoo has proposed three options, which the public can vote on through Feb. 23 on Facebook.
An expectant chimpanzee has demonstrated a rarely observed behavior at the Monarto Zoo in Australia – she's adopted the orphaned son of her closest girlfriend who died during childbirth.
Maternal obesity may harm babies' immune system at the time of their birth, according to a new study.
It's no secret that breast feeding is most likely the best option for a newborn. Many studies have drawn parallels between breastfeeding and greater infant health, a more robust gut microbiome, and even improved intelligence. However, not every child is fortunate enough to have access to their mother's milk, and must be fed formula instead. That's why researchers are working to uncover just what makes human mothers' milk special, determining that its more nutritionally packed than most.
Scientists were happily surprised to learn that two California condors, an endangered species trying to make a comeback, secretly mated, the fruits of their romance making a newborn chick.
This new year has started off pretty good for conservationists and killer whales alike, after a pod of endangered orcas off the coast of Washington State welcomed its first newborn in more than two years. The baby whale is thought to have been born right around the wrap-up of December, and has since been identified as a hale and hearty female calf.
In a peculiar study of the season's effects on developing children, researchers discovered that children born in the winter months learn to crawl earlier in their lives than babies born in the Summer.
Newborns are quite literally not created equal, boasting very different sizes depending on how and when they were birthed. However, researchers are now claiming that despite ethnicity, the size of their mother, or how tall or large they will grow further down the line, all babies should be born the same.
In the animal kingdom, it has long been seen that even newborns know to fear certain predators or situations long before they could have possibly learned for themselves about that threat. This has baffled researchers for years, especially among those who scoff at the notion of intrinsic, or "pre-programmed," fears at birth. Now, a new study suggests that these initial fears are not intrinsic, but shared by their mother through odor alone.