Animal Parenting

Mothers Day and Animal Moms

May 8, 2019 0
Mothers Day is a great day to celebrate your mom, people who held a mothering role in your life, or your own motherhood. Mothering in the animal kingdom can be dramatically different compared to the […]
european badger mothers share infant care
Animal Parenting

European Badger Mothers Share Infant Care

May 1, 2019 1
In the case of European badger mothers, they share infant care by raising infants in a group. Each mom will have something slightly different to offer. This can be a buffer against maternal stress. When […]
bat moms and young
Animal Parenting

Bat Moms and Lactation

April 17, 2019 0
As the only flying mammals, bat moms find themselves in a unique situation when it comes to lactation. Bat mothers need to provide milk to their offspring. Bat mothers also need to fly to forage […]
allomothering and adoptive mothers
Animal Parenting

Adoptive Mothers In The Animal Kingdom

March 13, 2019 2
When a non-biological mother takes over complete care of an orphaned infant, it represents a great commitment. Biologically speaking, it doesn’t make sense for a mother to provide an abundance of care to an unrelated […]