Monday, August 18, 2008

A Mother's Love

We have all read stories about animals acting as surrogate mothers to other animals. Case in point, this past spring a mixed-breed farm dog pinch-hit for a missing mom to newborn tiger triplets in China. And it wasn’t her first foray into surrogacy. But now the search for a mother figure has reached a new level. In Sydney, Australia a baby humpback whale has mistaken a yacht for its mommy...even going as far as trying to suckle from the yacht! Rescuers are on the case, towing the yacht out to sea in the hopes that the humpback calf will follow and eventually find its real mommy. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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