5 Cute Animals you wouldn’t believe are cannibals
There are 140 species that have cannibalistic tendencies, humans included. While we have heard about cannibalism being common in animals like lions, sharks and spiders, there are some species that will shock you with their cannibal side!
There are 5 Cute Animals are cannibal that will shock you-
This cute, little fuzzy ball of an animal eats its own kind! Can you believe?? Hamsters are cannibals because they are territorial and aggressive. Mumma hamsters will eat their babies if they are weak or born dead to avoid predators who can come near smelling the baby corpse.
Even chickens love chicken! Checkmate vegans! The reason why chickens eat each other is the ‘pecking order’. Stronger chicks show their dominance by pecking the weaker chickens with their sharp beaks. And because chickens follow the behaviour of each other, everyone starts picking the one poor bird which results in blood dripping out resulting into a cannibal flock.
3. Polar bear
This one is depressing. Cannibalism was never even seen in these Arctic bears before. But because of the global warming and melting ice and shortage of food, adult bears are forced to eat their cubs.
This one is terrifying. 5% of first-time pig mothers will indulge in ‘savaging’, i.e. they eat their own babies due to aggression caused by hormonal imbalance.
Didn’t expect, did you? Rabbits have many reasons to eat their babies. Papa bunny will eat the kids because he wants to get laid again. Mumma bunny will eat her kids because she wants the little bunny is weak or sick, or she can’t take care of her many kids, or she is stressed, or she wants her to nest clean. In short, don’t piss Mumma bunny.