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 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 […]