Looking up, because we don’t look up enough, I was thrilled and amazed to catch a rare sighting of the elusive Sky Whale and her calf slicing through the upper sea of bue air and and feeding on thin white clouds of clean cool water drops. It’s a rare sighting because the calf usually rides on the underside of its mother to stay hidden from seekers of rare things. The Sky Whale mom will give birth once every week, sometimes even once per day if it’s busy enough, and together they will traverse the upper sea to far away places. They have the sharpest ‘spidey’ sense ever and when they know someone is watching the mother will turn her invisibility shield on and both Mom and Baby will suddenly vanish into the bright blue abyss, never to be seen again. It will always be a mystery to me; where does the Sky Whale come from and where do they go, how long have they been up there and will do they live forever?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms of the world…even the animal moms….
Elephants are pregnant for 22 months.
Alligators choose the sex of their young by controlling the temperature of the nest.
Orangutans are so dedicated to their babies, they wait 8 years before having another.
Octopuses will lay between 50,000 and 200,000 eggs and will not leave them or eat until they hatch.
Wolf Spider, unlike most, with attach their egg sac to their body and carry it where ever they go and let the young ride on her back after they hatch.
Harp Seals feed their newborn for 12 days straight without breaking to eat.