Although responsible pet parents don’t let their pets become parents, I love to see wild animals with babies and learn about how they care for them.
So I really enjoyed AnimalPlanet.com’s new feature, Top 10 Animal Moms, which describes the baby-raising techniques of species ranging from orangutans to octopi. As a new mom myself, I could relate to some things (polar bears gain 400 lbs. during pregnancy) but not others (they also sleep through childbirth — lucky).
Of course, if companion animals are more your thing, Petfinder has plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day — whether by donating to help shelter pets in Mom’s honor or sending a free Mother’s Day e-card. You could even go all out and adopt one of our 234 pets named Momma!