Human beings and animals have more in common than most people would think—probably because many people forget that human beings are, in fact, mammals. Being animals ourselves, humans share a lot of characteristics with other animals. We all seek shelter and food and fight to survive. Like several other species, human beings form communities and societies since safety comes in numbers and so survival is often easier when a species gathers in groups. Likewise, human beings seek to find safe places in which to dwell and breed.
There is perhaps no greater example of the similarity between human beings and many other kinds of animals than the behaviors exhibited towards offspring. Mothers and babies across many species seem to have bonds that are quite alike in that the mothers feed and defend their young ones. Mothers (and occasionally fathers too, depending on the type of creature) also groom and teach their offspring lessons that they will need to know in order to survive as adults. Hence, all parents show a certain level of nurturing towards their babies as well as a need to protect them and raise them as best as they can. By raising healthy offspring a species is ensured to continue and, therefore, the core instinct to breed and raise healthy young is ingrained into the very nature of human beings.
Below is a list of five ways that animals babies and human babies are alike.