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All animals have been babies themselves. And even adult animals share many traits of babies - babies in general and the babyhood that is specific to their own species. The need for survival might lead animals - and especially wild animals - away from their babyhood, but even all adult animals partially remain what they once were, a wonderful creature having newly arrived in the world full of emotional needs for learning, protection and food - sometimes a little bit later on - full of curiosity and playfulness.

Biologically speaking, humans are animals too, although they seem to have evolved into a special position of overall evolution - at least at the moment.

There must be a distinction between animals and the species homo sapiens, but what kind of distinction? Do animals also form tribes and societies like humans? Yes? Or no? And are animals more allowed to remain a baby in their groups and societies - despite their daily struggle for survival - than their counterparts of the homo sapiens species are? Yes and no. Survival is hard for wild animals. People of today's developed civilization do not have to survive anymore in the same sense as wild animals and therefore are in some way allowed to keep their creativity in other ways. But do humans also have the same access to what they once were, guided by their instincts? What are the conditions that growing or grown up humans can find back to their own origin?

This page seems to have evolved in a baby-oriented page. Maybe I should move parts of the text to the general baby page or create a separate baby page in the light of animals.

the word animal (animus) also reveals the unique trait of animals

Animals (non-human animals) and their own way of developing or only partially developing out of babyhood might (in a similar way like robots, but naturally and probably more sophisticatedly) help to understand new ways how to provide better developmental aids to human mothers and their human and robotic aids to allow human babies to remain for a longer time in their babyhood.