Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, we thought it fitting to share a few fun facts about the bonds between mothers and babies in the animal kingdom.
Did you know?:
-Mother cats are referred to as Queens, as all mothers should be! A cat's purr is within the range of 20 to 104 Hz which has been scientifically proven to be therapeutic and speeds healing of inflammation, broken bones and torn soft tissue. A Queen purrs almost constantly during her kitten's first 3 weeks of life.
-Puppies are able to recognize the sent of their mothers for up to ten years. So, if you're ever wondering if our furry friends remember family when reunited, the answer is very likely yes!
-Elephant mothers carry their babies for almost two years, 22 months, the longest know gestation period. Elephant calves are born blind and are welcomed into the world with caressing and trumpeting from the entire herd.
-Orca mothers must help their babies to the ocean's surface immediately after birth to take their first breath. Female Orcas will stay with their mothers their entire life, which can be as long as 90 years.