That is a very good question. In fact, it
depends on the animal that you're talking about.
Hair (or fur) is a distinct characteristic of
mammals. We are mammals and so are almost all
animals that have hair. Hair develops from a
small structure called a follicle that grows in
the skin and extends outwards. Many baby animals
will have a full set of fur by the time they
come out of the mother's womb. Often more hair
will grow on the baby as they get older but the
timing of when this occurs depends on the type
of mammal. Humans are known to have much less
body hair and often babies will have some hair
on their head when they are born. Human hair
grows on average 1/2 inch per month, so in a
year, hair often grows about 6 inches. Thanks
for your question!
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