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         All around the world there are many kinds of animal baby-sitters. These animal aunts are important to their herd or troop or flock. They may bring extra food to the baby animals. They teach the young how to find food. They protect the little ones from harm while their mothers are away. And the baby-sitters help the younsters make friends and strengthen their group.

         Animal baby-sitters do even more than help the baby animals. Young baby-sitters are practicing to become good animal parents. Soon the time will come when they will need baby-sitters of their own.

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