* Breastfeeding them
* Cleaning and grooming them
* Protecting them * Taking them everywhere with them
* Holding and playing with them
* “Talking” to them
|Monkeys stretch their bodies to form a "bridge"|
for their young to move from one tree to another tree.
Tigers care and development for their young:
a) The tigress is solely responsible for the protection and care of her
young for the first few months of the cubs' lives. She leaves her
young for only short periods of time to drink and hunt.
b) Cubs learn to hunt by killing the prey caught by their mother and by
playing with one another.
c) Tigresses are overly cautious and secretive when caring for young
cubs. It will immediately move them if the area becomes disturbed or
d) The tigress may also eat the cubs' feces in order to protect them from
potential predators detecting their scents.
e) Young tigers become independent from their mothers around
seventeen to twenty-four months of age. Males travel further from
their mother's home range than females. Young male tigers will
continue to grow and develop muscle until they are strong
enough to take a permanent territory of their own.