Meet 12 of the hardest working moms in the animal kingdom

Moose and Piping Plovers (Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management/Kaiti Titherington, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The bond between mother and child is like no other relationship. Whether it’s human or animals, moms feed, nurture and protect their young.

So, for Mother's Day 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior recognized 12 of the hardest working moms in the animal kingdom.

  • Bison
  • Brown Bears
  • Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Great Egrets
  • Long-tailed weasels
  • Monk Seals
  • Moose
  • Muskoxen
  • Opossums
  • Piping Plovers
  • Porcupines
  • Red Foxes


For more about why these respective creatures were selected, you can go to the US Department of Interior's blog.

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