Parenting in the Wild

All babies are cute particularly those of wild animals. This blog depicts the young of wild animals in various poses. The perils of living in the wild are numerous. All animals especially the young are prey for an array of predators. With most not expected to reach adulthood, most of these parents would witness the death or disappearance of 50% of their offspring.

There appears to be a bond between mother and child. What does that imply? Is it a human like emotion of caring, nurturing and love or is merely an innate reaction that all animals possess. Perhaps mammals do express emotions but I doubt whether it is true of reptiles. Having just watched a chameleon giving birth on a YouTube video, I could not discern any concern or perhaps any understanding that she had just given birth. Immediately after conceiving, the female chameleon nonchalantly saunters off without even making a backwards glance.

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These pictures are different. There is poignancy about the interactions as if there is a genuine emotional connection.

I hope that my assumption is correct.

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