THE AMAZING MOTHER TIGER - INCREASINGLY RARE
With less than 4,000 tigers left in the wild, each new life represents hope for the future. A new tiger mom has her work cut out for her. The cubs are dependent on mom for nearly two years as she feeds, protects and educates them on how to survive.
THE AMAZING MOTHER ORANGUTAN
The highly intelligent orangutan is the ultimate do-it-yourself mom. She spends nearly all her life high up in the trees, where she builds a new nest every single night from branches and foliage, fashioning more than 30,000 homes in her lifetime! She also never puts her babies down, generally nursing offspring until they reach the age or 6 or 7—that's the longest dependence of any animal on Earth.
text from http://www.conservationinternational.org/
pics from National Geographic and Greenpeace