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In order for a new wolf cub to urinate, its mother has to massage its belly with her warm tongue.
A newborn polar bear cub weighs only twice as much as a newborn human—about 15 pounds. Yet when fully grown, polar bears reach weights up to 1,600 pounds.
Lionesses are caring mothers who will even take care of a neglected cub, allowing him/her to suckle and giving them a chance to survive. Two or more lionesses in a group tend to give birth around the same time, and the cubs are raised together. Cubs are extremely playful.
Cheetah cubs have long tall hair that runs from their neck all the way down to the base of their tail, which is called the mantle. The mantle makes a cheetah cub look like a honey badger and makes them blend into tall grass, which helps keep them safe from threats like lions and hyenas.