After reading many beautiful and heartwarming articles written by mothers and daughters about Mother's Day, I wanted to share some of the photos and stories of animals I've seen around the world taking care of their young. Some of you know that I've been involved in animal rescue for many years and have a soft spot in my heart for all animals. I am always amazed at how protective and caring animals are of their offspring.
I really wanted to write a post in honor of all mothers and especially those that are often overlooked on Mother's Day each year. If you have pets you are a mother they could not survive without you! I wrote a similar post about animal mothers and their offspring for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. One of my readers was very grateful that I had posted it. Sadly not humans have a mother at all or one that they are close to.
My husband and I have also taken in several stray pregnant cats. We found homes for all of the babies and mothers including the seven orange ones in the second photo down. We actually kept the mothers - Princess (the black cat) and Peaches (orange cat) for ourselves.
The monkeys that I saw at the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali we're so fun to watch. The babies were so cute and well taken care of by their mothers. I thought this mother was showing tremendous patience with her little one.
Here is a mother monkey feeding her baby what appears to be some coconut:
I saw many elephant mothers with their babies in the Serengeti National Park while in Tanzania: