Mothers by Nature
Surprise your mother with a Karün gift and one of our animal kingdom mom e-cards
Which model represents your mom?
What we don´t learn from nature,
our mothers teach us
This mothers day we want to highlight those cualities that different "types" of mom share.
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Male polar bears are known one-night standers. Leaving the moms-to-be alone. She digs a maternity den (usually in a snowdrift), where she goes into a hibernation-like state, doesn't eat for two months and also sleeps through the baby's birth. (Talk about deep sleep!) Newborns are blind and toothless, but super cute, and they generally stay by their mom's side for just two years before being sent out on their own — sort of like condensing the toddler, tween and adolescence years.
The female alligator has got to have one of the "greenest" pregnancies. Her nest is a heap of rotting vegetation (the ultimate compost pile!) that produces heat so she doesn't have to sit on her eggs. If the temperature is less than 88 degrees, break out the pink, but if it tops 91, it's a boy! Once the babies are born, the mothers carry them around in their jaw for protection, assisting them to the water, where they will spend their first years eating fish, insects, snails and crustaceans.
Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to being a cheetah mom. At any given time, females usually have four to six cubs to care for, but these kids aren't born with survival instincts. It's up to mom to teach them how to hunt prey and avoid other predators, and this training can take nearly two years to sink in and stick.
Degú (similar to the Chinchilla) moms are one big club of helping gals. They all help one another raising their little ones. They feed, keep worm, and teach every child as if they were their own. They do everything together. Now, imagine having to ask for permission to 10 mothers.
Female elephants deserve a prize for enduring a 22-month pregnancy. The calves are initially born blind, forcing them to rely on their trunks for navigation and discovery, but fortunately, they live in a matriarchal society. Once the baby is born, the other "ladies" in the herd all lend a hand, including grandmothers, sisters, aunts and even cousins. These full-time baby-sitters are called "Allomothers," and they help in every aspect of rearing the young calves