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Crazy Ways Animals Give Birth

Here are 10 of the strangest types of animal pregnancies and births.
  • Giraffes give birth standing up. …
  • Surinam toads give birth out of their backs. …
  • Spotted hyenas have a painful and risky birthing process. …
  • The platypus is one of few mammals that lays eggs. …
  • Marsupial babies are born in an embryonic state.

Animals have distinct ways of giving birth. Depending on the species, babies can come from the male or female, and the process of laying and hatching eggs varies widely.

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