A caecilian amphibian, Boulengerula taitana has been discovered to feed its newly hatched young with its own skin.
This is an African species from Kenya.
The young have special teeth to scrape their mother’s skin for food.
Source: NRC daily, The Netherlands, 13 April 2006.
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