Do you need to know how to play guitar to learn how to play bass guitar?

Just something I’ve been wondering.

I don’t know how to play any instrument at all and I’ve been thinking that perhaps I should give it a go.
I’ve always liked the song of bass guitars so that is why it popped to my mind.
I don’t want to learn to play so I can be part of a band or anything, I dont even care if I never get any good at it. It is more just a sit and home and feel proud of myself for learning something.

Is it easier to learn guitar and then move onto bass or is it just as easy to just start off with bass?
*sorry about the typos up there, I wasn’t paying attention. Song is meant to =sound

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