10 Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom

10 Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom

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Best Mother’s of the animal world have an incredible bond with their babies, so to say that this description fits only to people can not. We will tell you about the mothers who did not spare herself, taking care of their offspring, and are doing everything to their young to survive in the harsh world of the animal.

10. Elephants

At the last place is the mother who gives birth to the greatest young, plenty of kids on average 100 kg. Elephant deserve a reward only for the fact that they manage to bravely endure pregnancy, which lasts 22 months.

Elephant gives birth to the greatest kids in the world, a baby elephant weighs about 100 kilograms.
Elephant gives birth to the greatest kids in the world, a baby elephant weighs about 100 kilograms.

Elephant blind at birth, and feel the world around it the first time can only using their proboscis. Elephants are lucky, they exist in a matriarchal society in which the head groups are female. All females flock helps the newborn baby. Aunts, sisters and grandmothers are directly involved in his upbringing. Such a large number of babysitters elephants provides a quiet life in the wild world.


9. Koalas

Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves, which are poisonous, but their digestive system is designed so that can withstand such a dangerous food. This is due to the fact that the intestines koala is enveloped by special bacteria that can neutralize toxins. But baby koala is no such abilities.

Mama-koala selflessly care for their offspring.
Mama-koala selflessly care for their offspring.

To have kids formed in the gut microflora is necessary, they are fed with their mother’s feces. Kid Koala is in the bag for six months, which is fed with milk. As long as the baby is in the bag, the mother does not lose time and slept. It sleeps about 22 hours a day, that is, in the dream, she foresaw about 90% of life.


8. Alligators

Sexual maturity occurs alligators about 3 years. The female lays eggs in a pile of leaves, which, in fact, are humus. Leaves produce heat in the process of decay, and the female frees itself from hatching eggs. The incubation period lasts 2 months. The temperature of the compost is sufficiently large. At high temperatures there are males, and the low – females.

This alligator does not eat her baby, it protects it from environmental dangers, taking into the mouth.
This alligator does not eat her baby, it protects it from environmental dangers, taking into the mouth.

When the young are born, the mother takes them in the jaw and protects. During the first year of life in the water, the mother watches over young alligators. A year later they were able to take care of themselves.


7. White bears

Pregnant females must constantly produce their own food, because it must double the weight, if that does not happen, then the fetus will be absorbed in her own body. During pregnancy and childbirth the white bear digs a den in the snow and lies dormant. At this time, she does not eat and can even sleep through the birth of pups.

Despite the fact that the white bear can "sleep through" the birth of the cub, she patiently takes care of native bloodless 2 years.
Despite the fact that the white bear can “sleep through” the birth of the cub, she patiently takes care of native bloodless 2 years.

In newborn cubs there are no teeth, and their eyes closed. The mother tenderly cares for them for 2 years, until they reach the age of sexual.


6. Cheetah

The female gives birth to a cheetah mostly 4-6 children. Young cheetahs do not have the innate instinct of survival, so the mother should teach them to behave in the wild. It teaches them to hide from danger and hunt for prey. As soon as the mother will teach kids all over, she leaves them and again pregnant. Males of all life stick together, and females leave their brothers in 6 months and lead solitary lives.

The female cheetah itself teach kittens living in the environment, hunting and other secrets.
The female cheetah itself teach kittens living in the environment, hunting and other secrets.

5. Orangutans

The female orangutan – animals with high intelligence. Its main task is motherhood. Every day it is building a new nest in a tree, on which she takes about 5 minutes. It makes a nest of twigs and leaves.

Young males are trying to break away from the mother before the females, who remain with her forever and adopt her experience.
Young males are trying to break away from the mother before the females, who remain with her forever and adopt her experience.

The female orangutan does not let go of the baby itself, is to be fulfilled 6-7 years. It is the largest term care of the kid among the animals.


4. Knobbed hornbill

This name was given rare birds from the island of Sulawesi. They make nests in tree hollows. In the eggs of these birds hunt lizards. To masonry was not ruined, the mother reduces the entrance to the nest. And it does so with the help of their own feces. At the same time the female does not leave the eggs during incubation 2 months, staying immured inside. She is forced to go hungry. That is what she is ready to sacrifice for the sake of motherhood.

Knobbed Hornbill Females guard the eggs with eggs, hiding from predators in the hollow for two whole months.
Knobbed Hornbill Females guard the eggs with eggs, hiding from predators in the hollow for two whole months.

3. Sea Elephant

Female elephant seals – a very responsible mother. Sea elephant weighs 770 kilograms, while males weigh about 4 times more. Pregnant females should gain a large amount of extra weight. The gestation period at the elephant is 11 months. But after the birth of a baby in a month of feeding the baby she lost about 270 kg.

The female elephant - one of the most responsible mothers among animals.
The female elephant – one of the most responsible mothers among animals.

2. Octopus

The female octopus – the mother-heroine. They hatch more than 50 thousand eggs. Eggs develop for 40 days. All the while, octopus mother never for a moment left the precious eggs. It does not come close to laying predators and enriches it with oxygen, creating a flow of water through the so-called siphon.

The female octopus ready to die of hunger, protecting the eggs with fish fry.
The female octopus ready to die of hunger, protecting the eggs with fish fry.

While the female cares for the eggs, she has no time, so it is starving while the kids do not hatch. It is sad, but often such zeal led to the death of females.


1. Giant isopod

On the first list of the most caring of mothers of the animal world has got a giant isopod. The males of these animals is very insidious, they lure females into the hole to mate. Fertilized females in for an unpleasant surprise – the male gathers a harem of 25 more fertilized females. But the worst starts later, when the kids are ready to hatch, they eat the mother from the inside to get out. Childbirth selfless mothers are the first and the last, she is ready to die for the sake of procreation.