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'Life' Celebrates Mother's Day

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 7th 2010 11:37PM
LifeMother's Day isn't just for humans! Especially on 'Life,' the BBC/Discovery Channel production which offers a birds'-eye view of wildlife around the globe. The series will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 1.

In celebration of moms across the world -- and species -- check out these videos of mother elephants, seals, meerkats and poison frogs. Yes, even tiny poison frogs have moms who love them for exactly who they are.

Watch the videos after the jump.

A baby elephant takes a first dip into a water hole, but she hasn't quite figured out how to get out yet or maneuver through the muck. Fortunately, she gets some help from her mom and grandma.

It's frosty in the Weddell Seal's environment, but a week-old pup gets food and protection from his mom, who dips under the ice for food and shelter from the harsh environment above. She can't stay down there long, but I doubt she minds coming back up for air, since her baby's on the ice above.

Meerkats of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa are more than just cute little animals featured on TV shows. They're smart, resourceful and nurturing. They've even developed a training program for novice hunters, but the youngsters venture off to try and figure it out on their own. Best to learn from the masters, little ones.

A Strawberry Poison Dart Frog is less than an inch long, but that doesn't deter a mom from climbing a large tree to get her tadpoles to safety – one by one. The ultimate nursery? A tiny pool of water in the center of a Bromeliad.

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Aaron Wong

If only animals could say, "Happy Mother's Day!"

Here's a mother's day letter.


I hope you all enjoy it on this wonderful day!

May 09 2010 at 8:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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