Cichlid Fish Mammas store their eggs in their mouths, so that’s where Cichlid fathers have to fertilize them. Naughty!
Mamma cuckoos lead a busy life. So, they slip their eggs into the nests of other birds to have those mammas feed the cuckoo babies.
Dunnocks practice polyandry. Which means more dads bring home the bacon (actually, bugs and seeds).
Hamster mammas have up to 10 babies at a time. Sometimes, the mamma will eat a couple of her babies to have enough strength to care for the others.
Mothers – all mothers – cannot help being maternal. What is this trait, this characteristic common to all mothers?
Oil beetle larvae can trick themselves onto a bee mamma and eat all that she provides for her babies, and the babies too!
The Piping Plover is an actress! Charadrius melodius pretends to be wounded in order to protect its eggs from predators.
Being a mamma requires sacrifice, especially for the Diaea ergandros. The spider lets herself be devoured by her babies.
Toad mammas don’t carry one big baby in their bellies, but many littles babies on their backs.
Wasp mammas provide nourishment to their babies by paralyzing carerpillars and burying them alive with their wasp eggs. Yum, fresh meat!
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