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 […]
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Free Sample of the Book Wild Moms

April 10, 2019 0
Have you had a chance to read Wild Moms yet? May is fast approaching, and with it comes Mothers Day – a day to celebrate moms, mom-figures, and motherhood. What better way to celebrate than […]
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 […]
brood parasitism in cuckoos
Animal Parenting

Brood Parasitism

March 6, 2019 0
Brood parasitism is a parenting strategy in which birds do not brood their own eggs or tend to their own offspring once those eggs hatch. The eggs are deposited into the nests of other females […]
Acropora tenuis broadcast spawning
Animal Reproduction

Broadcast Spawning: What Is It And How Does It Work?

February 13, 2019 0
Broadcast spawning is a form of sexual reproduction used by many aquatic invertebrate animals. Billions of gametes (the combination of sperm and egg) are spewed into the surrounding environment of the ocean. Most of these […]