Animal Parenting

Can Males Lactate?

June 17, 2020 1
It is physiologically possible for males to lactate! As we know, the female investment in almost all animals is much higher than that of males based solely on the value of eggs versus sperm. However, […]
Animal Parenting

Lactation in Spotted Hyenas

June 3, 2020 0
Hyena societies are matriarchal, which means that females are the socially dominant sex. They live in groups of sexually mature females and their offspring. When young males reach sexual maturity they are kicked out of […]
Animal Parenting

The Impact of Stress During Lactation

May 20, 2020 0
In addition to the varied concentrations of bioactives in mothers’ milk, mothers can also feel varied levels of stress during lactation. This results in varied concentrations of stress factors in milk. The Stress on First-Time […]
Animal Parenting

Animal-Themed Mother’s Day Cards

May 6, 2020 0
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I made a few cards for moms based on my book Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom. I hope these make you and your mom smile! Let […]
Animal Health

Just What Is Breastmilk, Anyway?

April 15, 2020 1
All mammals have mammary glands, and in females, these glands have evolved to produce milk. Milk is so much more than simply a food source for newborn offspring. In addition to containing the most appropriate […]
Animal Parenting

Giraffe Moms Mourn Their Deceased Calves

March 11, 2020 0
Giraffe moms form strong bonds with their calves. They remain in close contact for the first 12-16 months of their lives. Moms only leave their calves briefly, while they are well hidden, to procure food […]
Animal Parenting

Does A Mother’s Death Affect Her Offspring?

February 19, 2020 0
In nature, most animals that are newborns or infants at the time of their mother’s death are almost always destined to meet the same fate. An exception is if they live in a cooperatively or […]