Animal mothers come in all shapes and sizes. One could be a 60-pound octopus dutifully guarding her eggs for hundreds of days on end in Seattle’s Puget Sound. Another could be a tiny mouse mom learning the meanings of her pups’ vocalizations to better ensure their survival. Several scientists share stories of their favorite animal kingdom matriarchs with Science Friday, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Produced by Becky Fogel, Production Assistant