Why some animals eat their young
Mock has seen birds push their chicks from ... and it doesn’t come to all animals naturally the first time. She worked with primates in zoos, and found that new mothers must learn how to nurse their young, and how to properly care for them.
Why are young women's relationships with their mothers often so fraught?
When I was 18, my mother asked me if I was going for a drink with my friend Doug. Except she called him Dougie. No idea why ... mothers do not want their daughters to do the same mistakes they made. But daughters see that as 'manipulation' and reject ...
In praise of grandparents: They have so much to offer families. So why does the State reject them?
I watch these people, with their innate knowledge of what needs doing, joining in and doing whatever is appropriate or required. How do they know what ... you know how and why the 'grand' is in 'grandparent'. When my young parents married in 1943, they ...
Why Do Animals Sometimes Kill Their Babies?
The keepers continued to monitor her and her cubs, as they do with all bear mothers. So they were on hand when Khali ate another of her babies and turned ... killing and eating their young. Insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds also have been ...
Birds' Cooperative Breeding Sheds Light on Altruism
"The mothers are stealing child care from their current ... a good idea, why don't all birds do it? The answer is that many variables push species toward or away from cooperative breeding. Where there is a shortage of territory for young pairs to move ...