What does it mean to be a Tiger Mom?
The definition of a tiger mom is a mother raising her children in a traditional Chinese way, including strict rules, tough love, and discipline to get children to succeed. An example of a tiger mom is the author Amy Chua who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
It's World Elephant Day, let's celebrate! They may look big and imposing, but elephant moms are actually some of the best moms in the animal kingdom. The big softies do everything from nursing for years to staying close to their babies for life. Elephant moms endure nearly two years of pregnancy.
- 5 remarkable animal moms
- Orangutan. The bond between an orangutan mother and her young is one of the strongest in nature.
- Polar Bear. Attentive polar bear mothers usually give birth to twin cubs that stick by her for about two years to learn the necessary survival skills in the cold climate.
- African Elephant.
- Emperor Penguin.
- Elephant calves are usually dependent on mother's milk for up to 3 - 4 years, although they can be weaned at two years of age. By the time a calf is nine months old, 40 per cent of its diet is vegetation.
- Here are 10 animals with truly astonishing parental strategies to ensure the success of the next generation.
- Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)
- Orangutans (Pongo genus)
- Caecilians (Gymnophiona)
- Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
- Clownfish (Amphiprioninae)
- Strawberry poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio)
Updated: 21st November 2019