Animal Parenting

Parenting Hypothesis for Practice Nursing

March 24, 2021 0
The parenting hypothesis posits that first-time moms (moms who haven’t given birth) will allonurse unrelated offspring as a means by which to gain experience and skill for when the “real thing” occurs. This kind of […]
Animal Parenting

Female House Mice Co-Parent

March 10, 2021 1
Close bonds form between females who see each other all the time, although in the case of alloparenting and shared nursing between house mice, there is little or no genetic relatedness between females. Group living […]
Animal Parenting

Toothed Whales Carry Their Dead Calves

February 17, 2021 0
Toothed whales called Odontocetes are mammals that form close social bonds, most often along matriarchal lines, and it is therefore not surprising that an infant’s death can be traumatic for a mother. Many observations of […]
Animal Parenting

Offspring Favouritism

February 3, 2021 0
While many human parents will assure their children they do not have a favourite, in the animal kingdom, moms may provide different levels of care for their offspring. Strong Offspring Get Fed Spotted hyena moms […]
Animal Parenting

Milk Sharing Between Related Females

January 27, 2021 0
Among the most supported hypotheses for milk sharing between females is the kin selection hypothesis. This states that mothers are more likely to share these expensive resources with the offspring of close relatives. One’s overall […]
Animal Reproduction

The Environment Affects The Size Of These Bird Eggs

December 30, 2020 0
Female birds can change egg contents based on social status, the qualities of dad, and in response to environmental factors. For example, when population density is high and a female’s chicks are likely to experience […]