Hooray For Moms! Ten Fun Facts for Mother’s Day
Mothers are strong, fierce, loving, protective, and giving — both human and animal mothers! Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10th with some fun facts about mothers of all sorts…
1. Octopus moms will guard over their eggs until they hatch, not even leaving for food… for up to 40 days!
2. The words “mom,” “ma,” or “mama” are pretty universal sounds for mother because babies’ first words typically start with the “m” sound.
3. Over 120 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day every year.
4. Polar bear cubs stay with their mom for up to two years, learning how to hunt and survive in the wild.
5. There are around 2 billion human moms in the world.
6. An Emperor Penguin mom will leave her egg with the father and travel up to 50 miles to hunt for food and bring it back to regurgitate for their hatchling.
7. One of the earliest Mother’s Day celebrations happened in ancient Greece, which was a celebration of Rhea, goddess of motherhood and fertility.
8. Elephant moms nurse their calves for up to six years!
9. The first Mother’s Day in the US was celebrated in 1908.
10. Alligator moms will carry their babies in their mouths to protect them from predators.
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