|MadSci Network: Zoology|
I have been searching for the answer to this question and I cannot find it anywhere. Because all mammals have an umbilical cord and breathe through it in utero as humans do, do newborn animals cry or whimper when they first exhale, or do they convert to normal breathing without sound? If they make no sound, why is there this difference between humans and animals? Does it have to do primarily with vocal cords or is it simply species specific? Thanks so much.
Re: Do newborn non-human mammals cry when air initially enters their lungs?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Zoology.