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A Goodbye Kiss

Friday, August 17th, 2012

A Woodpecker gives Grosbeak a goodbye kiss.

Here are 10 Caring Animal Moms – Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Mother’s Day is a very special time to give thanks for all that our Moms have done in our lives. While animals may not be able to express gratitude in words to their moms, most animal moms put the survival of their children before everything else.

Here is a link to the Discovery Channel’s homage to some of the more notable animal Mom’s for this Mother’s Day, 2012.

Happy Mother’s Day!



[Pictures] A Lioness’ Will To Save Her Baby

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

These pictures originally ran in the British Tabloids – amazing because the wildlife photographer just happened to be there while this drama unfolded…

The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve.

Lioness saves her cub 1

Clinging on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, the tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.

Lioness saves her cub 2

The drama begins: His mother arrives at the edge of the cliff with three other lionesses and a male. The females start to climb down together but turn back stopped by the sheer drop-off.

Her son cries out for help, unable to move without falling further.

Eventually one single factor determines which of them will risk her life to save the youngster – motherly love.

Lioness rescues her cub 3

Slowly, agonizingly, the lioness edges her way down towards her terrified son, using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side.

One slip from her and both of them could end up dead at the bottom of the ravine.

Lioness rescues her cub 4

Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and he is snatched up in her jaws.

She then begins the equally perilous journey back to the top.

Lioness rescues her cub 5

Minutes later, they arrive and she gives her son a comforting lick on his head.