Thursday, August 4, 2011

Well, if a chimp can do it...

Isn't this a beautiful picture? Dodo, a two year old chimp, lives at the Samut Prakarn Zoo outside Bankok. When it became clear to his handlers that Dodo was unafraid of his baby tiger friend they trained him to feed him.

I find maternal instincts in animals so lovely to watch. You would think that with what's involved in pushing out a baby then rearing the child to adulthood, it would only be the most amazing people who could actually do it. Yet the miraculous thing is that almost everyone is capable of this spectacular feat. Seeing this picture makes me think that all the books and ante-natal classes aside, I may just have what it takes to be a natural mum!

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