It’s no surprise that you enjoy watching videos of baby kittens, tiny piglets or a sleepy newborn chipmunk. That instinct that makes you go Squeeee is actually the product of millions of years of evolution. Our empathy towards baby animals is part of a process that makes us better parents towards our own offspring—we look … Continued
Officer Chris Williams, of the Camdenton, Missouri police department, came across an unusual site while on patrol around Camdenton High School. He noticed a family of raccoons, a mother and her two babies, struggling to climb over a concrete wall. One of the young raccoons was having a bit of trouble making it over the … Continued
Underwater mothers face challenges and dangers we cannot imagine, including those posed by human activities such as pollution, habitat loss and underwater noise from shipping and development. It’s WWF Water Wednesday, when Love Nature television explores the unique characteristics, natural history, environmental challenges and threats facing waters and aquatic species in Canada and around the … Continued
Elephant mothers endure one of the longest gestation periods of any other mammal on Earth, which is nearly 22 months. They also give birth to some of the heaviest babies ever. The average weight of a newborn elephant is roughly 250 lbs. [geoip-content not_country=”CA”] Check out Elefamilia, now available on the Love Nature app: Meet … Continued
Gorillas look big and menacing, but deep down they’re pretty shy. Young Anaka is nearly 2-years-old, and is already showing off and acting tough.
Lion cubs face a number of dangers from a very young age, from hungry predators to competitive male lions looking to become pride leader. Fortunately, mom always has her cubs’ back.
While hanging out in his backyard, David Jackson and his 11-year-old yellow Lab, Meg, encountered a wild baby bunny. The bunny, which Jackson nicknamed Little John Stamos, seemed absolutely fascinated by the presence of the large dog, and fearlessly chases after Meg. In turn, Meg is equally enthusiastic to have found such a tiny playmate. … Continued
It’s not uncommon for a cheetah mother to abandon a sick or weak baby, but while these 3 brothers are perfectly healthy, they won’t let mom’s rejection stop them from playing.
Not only do young hummingbirds have to learn how to fly, they also have to learn how to use their tongues in order to collect nectar. This involves doing tongue exercises. More bird features on Love Nature: Africa’s vultures are circling towards extinction, a new study warns The world’s oldest tracked bird is ready to … Continued
Female gentoo penguins will lay two eggs, with both parents taking turns to incubate them. The incubation period usually takes 34 to 36 days, until the young hatch. After hatching, the baby penguins will remain in the nest for the first month of life. They’ll start to form groups with other newborns, and together they … Continued
Meet Tino, a 2-and-a-half-month-old white rhino who is fast on his feet. Not only does running help the young rhinoceros burn off energy, but it keeps mom on her toes as well.
Orangutans are primarily solitary creatures, except for the first 2 years of life when they’re completely dependent on their mothers. The first 4 months are spent literally glued to mom, never leaving her side. Once the ape starts developing climbing skills, at about the age of 2, distance starts to grow between mother and infant. … Continued