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That baby in Mandalorian is not Yoda, it’s just of the same species as Yoda. Which apparently it’s still a baby after 50 years of living. Sort of makes sense because Yoda was like 900 when he died. But that would mean that this baby shouldn’t look like a newborn, it should look like a 5 year old, unless Yoda’s species live longer than 1,000 years. People are saying it’s Yoda because they don’t know what they are talking about. Yoda is already dead by this point in the Star Wars lore, same with Vader and the emperor. The empire is no more, only remnants scattered across the galaxy, which some time after Mandalorian those remnants will regroup and establish the First Order. People who are saying that is baby Yoda obviously either have not watched Mandalorian or they have not been paying much attention to the timeline and story. Yoda died, same with Vader and the emperor. The Mandalorian takes place after episode 6.
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Out of Universe: The species has only ever been seen twice in the current canon prior to The Mandalorian, but his popularity is combination of factors from Star Wars symbolism/nostalgia (Yoda is an iconic legacy character), but also because of the implications he has for the mythology within and beyond The Mandalorian. In addition, not only is he and incredibly endearing character to look at, but he is also a character who can both drive the plot and unveil the moral identity of the main character! In Universe: The species seems to be either rare and/or strong with the Force, making him highly valuable, especially to those that may have figured out a way to use it’s genetic and metaphysical materials.
When Anakin Skywalker was conceived as a dark force manifestation by the influence of Darth Sidious, Baby Yoda was was also manifest as a counterbalance in the light side. Born to Yaddle with no apparent father roughly nine years before the Phantom Menace, she kept the baby a secret from the other jedi. Her small stature and tendency to wear thick flowing robes while floating on her yoda chair helped keep the pregnancy secret. She left the Jedi council prior to the clone wars and took the baby to Degobah where for Baby Yoda Irish I Am Kiss Me You Must Shirt the next 30 years she raised the baby and taught h im m some force abilities. It was here that he developed a taste for frogs. When old man Yoda retired to Degobah it was to spend time with Yaddle and the baby. While not seen in the brief period that yoda trained Luke at his summer hut, the three did indeed share a larger hit on the northern end of the swamp.
Just prior to Yodas death, Yaddle took the baby off Degobah to travel and learn. There she continued to tran him until her passing. Eventually he ends up on the possession of the Man’s bounty hunter who turns him over to imperial scientists wh ok take dna samples. The Mandalorian the takes the baby back because of his affinity to memes on the internet.
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The dna is used by imperial remnants in attempts to clone force sensitive bodies for the force ghost of the emperor to inhabit. The first one doesn’t turn out pretty and is used as a vessel for the lesser sith Snoke who was killed by Rey and Kylo. They made another one whom the Emperor will inhabit thus return for the final installment of the Skywalker trilogy trilogy. The baby and Mandalorian continue to have adventures together before the Mandalorian dies of old age. The young, now 100 years old Yoda mourns the loss of his friend before activating the time machine that the mandalorian had been working on. The baby returns to 800 years BBY where he lives out his life and becomes the Grandmaster Yoda. Thus fulfilling his loop in the Star Wars Galaxy.
With all respect to Jason’s excellent answer (I lol’d) the origin world of Yoda’s species is not known, not even the name of the species itself. As a cloner was examining the child when Mando rescued it, it is possible that this child is a clone or was perhaps sourced for the purpose of having DNA extracted for processing.
It is Canon that cloning attempts to produce Force-sensitive beings simply does not work on a regular basis. Extracting the very components that make an individual sensitive to the Force is extremely challenging, forget being difficult. It was done in Legends with two cloned Troopers with this ability; it is immensely rare in any case. As this is fiction anything can happen, and I would bet the child was being harvested for usable DNA in an attempt to produce powerful Force clones. It is unclear at this point just how or if this little one is related to Yoda, other than being of the same species. While ‘Baby Yoda’ is obviously the same species as the very well known Yoda. We don’t actually know if there is any blood relation or connection between them. It could just be that Baby Yoda is born of the same race and coincidence with Baby Yoda Irish I Am Kiss Me You Must Shirt. There is no answer in our Star Wars Canon Universe that has any detailed information on Yodas origins, species or conception leaving us very little in the ideas of any relations to Baby Yoda.