Animal Reproduction

The Tree Frog That Can Lay Eggs In Water And On Land

July 8, 2020 0
The tree frog Dendropsophus ebraccatus utilizes a strange form of parental plasticity that is almost unique in the animal kingdom. These parents can deposit their eggs in either terrestrial or aquatic habitats. This is extremely […]
Animal Parenting

Parenting Strategies of Egg-Laying Moms

January 8, 2020 0
In some species, egg-laying moms construct elaborate nests, burrows, or hiding spots for egg incubation. In other species, embryos are attached to the mother’s body in a specialized pouch or in a crevasse on her […]
primate breastfeeding
Animal Nutrition

How Primate Moms Decide When to Start Weaning Their Babies

November 6, 2019 0
Weaning is a difficult thing to study and to quantify. Because of the multitude of factors involved that a mother cannot control (resources, predation, environmental stochasticity, number of previous offspring, offspring size, and sex), the […]
Animal Parenting

Mommy Shark

September 4, 2019 0
We’ve probably all heard the baby shark, mommy shark song by now, but did you know that shark reproduction is notoriously difficult to study? Sexual reproduction varies substantially between genera. For example, female sand tiger […]
Animal Parenting

Absenteeism of Rabbit Moms

August 21, 2019 0
We often joke about rabbits having more sexual relations than most other creatures. The truth is, they don’t. However, in female rabbits, the process of ovulation is linked to the process of copulation. Each time […]
Animal Reproduction

Mammal Motherhood

July 31, 2019 1
When a female gets pregnant, from the moment that egg is fertilized, it sets in motion an irreversible chain of events – physiological, emotional, and physical. Female mammals start out as one animal. When she […]
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 […]