Ever wondered how parenting would be like in the wild?

Ever wondered how parenting would be like in the wild?

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We all know parenting is not an easy job. It calls for loads of responsibility and dedication. Surprisingly, this is no different in the animal world. Let’s look at some best animal parenting photos that will make you say ‘AWWW’ followed by a few lines about each animal’s parenting behavior.

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Giraffes deliver their babies while standing, so juvenile giraffes literally come in this world like falling out of the sky 🙂 Barring the unwelcoming entry, mother giraffes are excellent in maintaining a close watch over her babies.Whenever she needs to graze, she leaves her babies in a nursery known as ‘calving pool’ which is generally guarded by a single vigilant female.

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Ducks are known to get together and share parental duties. Older ducks work like a team and lead the ducklings to food, keep them warm and also protect them from gulls.

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Soon after birth, bear cubs spend time with family at the den for four to eight months. Mother bear would not even eat or drink during this period. After this period, she would lead her cubs to the sea ice and break her fasting by hunting seals.

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In the case of elephants, all young calves are treated equally and allowed to suckle from other nursing females.Juvenile females generally take the lead in overseeing younger ones as adult females are reproductive for most of their lives.

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Female crocodiles generally dig a hole and drop the eggs straight into it. She would then seal the hole and rest on top of it until the egg hatches which may take months. She would be extremely attentive to the extent that she would seldom venture into the water.

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It’s common for lionesses to give birth around the same time as other lionesses. So, it becomes natural for mothers to care for each other’s young ones. However, if a lioness has cubs more than three months of age, she would not join the pride as these cubs might drink more milk causing the younger ones to starve.

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Unlike other animals, female horses don’t prepare a birth site for their babies. They simply move a bit away from the herd and deliver their foal. Mares start interacting with her foals very early sometimes even before giving birth.

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The traditional role of parenting is reversed in the case of Emperor Penguins. After laying eggs, the female penguin would head off to sea for feeding. It’s the male’s responsibility to keep the egg warm.

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The female otter is entirely responsible for care of the pub. The male does not take part in any parenting at all. She teaches all the behaviors including foraging, diving and grooming.

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Female possums are solely responsible for taking care of her babies. She has 13 nipples which are the first target for baby possums who make a treacherous crawl to the mother’s pouch – a journey not many babies survive.

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Hats off to all those mums in the wild who are doing everything they can to care for their young ones 🙂

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