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 […]

Animal Parenting

Career Moms – A Unique Conundrum of Human Females

February 5, 2020 0

Human females are unique in the animal kingdom. We have a combination of massive brains, low fecundity, and long lifespans, including several decades of being postreproductive. Our species is the only one in which mothers […]

postpartum depression
Animal Parenting

What is Postpartum Depression?

November 27, 2019 2

Postpartum depression is a depression which extends past the point of days or even weeks after giving birth. The physiological changes associated with postpartum depression are very real. They reinforce each other in a cyclical […]

platypus mothers lay eggs and produce milk
Animal Parenting

Platypus Mothers – Mammal Moms Who Lay Eggs

November 20, 2019 0

The developmental pathways of the platypuses of Australia and New Guinea are a combination of reptilian, avian, and mammalian characteristics. Platypus mothers are physiologically specialized to produce both eggs and milk. They have a single […]

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 […]