Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there!
Mothers feed, protect and share life lessons like this mama fox. Fox pups spend most of the summer in or near the den with their mothers providing them with food and teaching them how to hunt. When the pups are about seven months old, they’re ready to strike out on their own. While this looks like a tender moment, it’s a teaching moment with the mama fox is scolding one of her young for biting her tail.
Check out more hard-working animal moms: https://on.doi.gov/2I756tl
Photo from Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park by Rick Kramer (www.sharetheexperience.org).