25 Amazing Mothers Of The Animal Kingdom.
Motherhood brings a lot of questions and insecurities. After all, it is an immense responsibility caring for a life. Despite all the self-doubt, our inner animal instinct to love and protect our cubs kicks in very quickly.
The animal kingdom is filled with mothers doing everything for their offsprings to survive and thrive in the wild. From koala bears carrying their joeys in their pouch for the first six months of their lives to the mama polar bear who fasts up to eight months while nursing her cubs.
Here are some heartwarming photos of some very cool and hardworking mommies.
The cheetah stays with her litter for two years. She teaches them how to hunt and avoid predators.
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Although white rhinoceros tend to prefer living a solitary life, the females make an exception when it comes to their babies. The calf usually stays with the mom for three years, until it's ready to be on its own.
The Verreaux's sifaka clings to its mama's back even while she leaps from tree to tree.
The solitary humpback whale stays with her offspring for the first year of its life. The mama does not let the calf out of her sight during this time.
The gentoo penguin incubates her egg, taking turns with her partner taking care of it. The mom also shares parenting duties after hatchling.
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