All animals produce young which must be cared for by the parents. We see a snake and an ostrich hatching from an egg. Not all young animals look like their parents. A baby ladybird and a tadpole are shown as examples of animals which do not look like their parents.

First broadcast:
10 September 2007

After viewing the clip, ask individual children to tell the class about their pets. Do any of the children remember their pet when it was a baby animal? Have any of the children’s pets had their babies? Invite pupils, their friends and their relatives to contribute photographs of these pets to a class display. Children could also snip pictures of young animals from magazines and newspapers. Display the results in a file or photograph album. Encourage the children to sort the pictures into two sections: 'egg-born animals' and 'animals born alive'.