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  1. Scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes.

  2. Female sand tiger sharks have two uteri carrying hundreds of eggs, but the strongest embryo in each eats off all other eggs and hatchlings near it. Only two babies are born later - one from each uterus.

  3. In falconry that birds reared from hatchlings by a human become sexually imprinted on that human. To breed, the human lets the male bird copulate with his head while he is wearing a special hat with pockets on to catch the male bird's semen.

  4. The Hoatzin, a bird that, upon hatching, has a pair of opposable claws on the thumb and forefinger bones of its wings, that the hatchlings use to climb through trees until their wings are strong enough for flight. The claws fall out as the birds reach adulthood.

  5. Because of the large number of predators, only small number of hatchlings survives until the adulthood. Galapagos tortoises become sexually mature at the age of 20 - 25 years.

  6. Hatchlings are naked and blind at birth. Both parents provide food for their chicks until they become ready to leave the nest at the age of 8 to 9 weeks. Keel-billed toucans reach sexual maturity at the age of 3 to 4 years.

  7. European starling is covered with black plumage with purple and green sheen. Black feathers with white tips can be seen during the autumn, creating mottled appearance. By the end of the winter, tips of the feathers become worn out and European starlings are once again completely black. Hatchlings are covered with grey-brown plumage. Young birds attain adult coloration quickly, but their head remains grey until they reach adulthood.

  8. Young Gila monsters look like miniature versions of their parents. They are usually 6 inches long. From the moment of birth, hatchlings are left on their own.

  9. Hatchlings are helpless at birth. They can survive harsh weather conditions thanks to stored seed rich in calories.

  10. Hatchlings need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth. Young animals reach sexual maturity at the age of 2 to 3 years.

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Incubation period lasts 90 to 120 days. Hatchlings are 2 to 3 inches long at birth.

Female lays 2 to 4 (usually 3) eggs. They are oval, creamy white and covered with brown freckles. Incubation period lasts 12 to 14 days. Hatchlings are helpless at birth. Both parents collect food for their chicks.

Hatchlings are left on their own from the moment of birth. Chuckwalla reaches sexual maturity at the age of 3 to 4 years.

Natural enemies of adult rainbow bee-eaters are dingoes and monitor lizards. Cane toads eat hatchlings.

Based on the footprint found in 2008, scientists concluded that hatchlings and young apatosauruses were able to run on the hind legs to keep the pace with the rest of the herd and escape from the predators.

Female lays 8 to 11 eggs per season. Eggs are deposited inside the termite mounds because they provide optimal temperature, humidity and protection against predators. Incubation period lasts around 8 months. Hatchlings are bright colored and able to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

Hatchlings are 6 inches long at birth and they need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

Tuatara has third eye (called parietal eye) that is visible on top of the head of hatchlings. After 4 to 6 months, this structure becomes covered with scales. Third eye contains elements of regular eye such as retina, cornea and nerve endings. Tuatara probably uses it to detect daily changes in light and seasonal changes.

Females protect eggs during incubation and take care of the hatchlings during the first few months of their life. Spectacled caimans often form nurseries where one female takes care of numerous babies. Young caimans stay in the group until they reach the age of 18 months. Spectacled caimans reach sexual maturity at the age of 4 to 7 years.

Hatchlings use egg tooth to break the eggshell. They are ready to leave the eggshell after the removal of the yolk (usually at the age of one week).

Female carries 500 to 1.000 eggs on her abdomen (using modified appendages) during 5 to 6 months. Hatchlings look like miniature version of adults. Despite huge number of eggs, only few babies will manage to reach adulthood (due to intense predation).

If turtle eggs are laid in warm, dark sand the hatchlings are mainly female (girl) turtles. Cooler, lighter sand produces mainly male (boy) turtles.

Females reach sexual maturity at the age of 15 to 20 years. They lay 4 to 6 eggs from May to July. Eggs are shaped like ping-pong balls. Incubation period lasts 10 to 12 months. Only 2% of hatchlings reach adulthood.

The sex of sea turtles is determined by the incubation temperature of the eggs. If the incubation temperature is below 81.86 Fahrenheit (27.7 celsius) then the hatchlings are male.If it is above 87.8 Fahrenheit (31 celsius) then hatchlings are female.Inbetween values produce male and female

Female lays 2 to 5 eggs that hatch after 15 to 22 days. Hatchlings are blind and almost completely naked at birth. Young birds grow quickly. They are ready to leave the nest at the age of 10 to 12 days.

50% of diet of eastern hognose snake consists of toads and frogs. Besides amphibians, it eats mice, lizards, turtles, eggs and carrion. Hatchlings eat insects. Eastern hognose snake uses large fangs to pop inflated toad (toad increases the size of the body as a defense mechanism against predators) and ease swallowing of the prey.

Turtle gender depends on egg temperature. Hatchlings from cooler settings will be male; from warmer ones, female.

Cardinal hatchlings need to be fed three to four times each hour. The parents feeding instinct can get so strong that they will feed other bird's young and in rare cases have been found to feed goldfish.

Hatchlings are helpless at birth and depend on their parents until the age of 30 days. They leave the nest 9 to 12 days after hatching.

Barn swallows from the first brood and even unrelated birds often help in rearing of the hatchlings. Chicks are ready to leave the nest 15 to 27 days after hatching.

Unlike other sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley turtles deposit eggs during the day. Hatchlings emerge from the eggs during the night to avoid predators such as coyotes. They use tooth on top of the head to break the eggshell.

Hatchling is naked and helpless at birth. Male provides food for the chick during the first 3 months of its life and then leaves his family. Female continues to feed chick during the next 8 months.

Just like their wild cousins, domestic geese of both gender take part in rearing of the goslings (hatchlings). Geese aggressively protect their offspring from the potential predators.

Hatchlings are left on their own from the moment of birth. Tuataras reach sexual maturity at the age of 15 to 20 years, but they can reproduce even at the age of 100 years.

Hatchlings are 5.1 inches long at birth and they need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

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