Stories tagged animal behaviors

Can you beat me?: Think you can outrun a cheetah? Find out how fast they are.
Can you beat me?: Think you can outrun a cheetah? Find out how fast they are.Courtesy Sue Mainka / IUCN
So we're just three days into the 2012 London Olympics and the TV coverage is already predictable. A gymnast or two has cried, an Eastern Bloc athlete has been banned for testing positive for performance-enhancing substances and the guys playing water polo have extremely "ripped" bodies. So how about shaking things up and checking out this fun feature on the animal Olympics, and find out which species, according to the Olympic motto, go stronger, higher, faster.

Just in time for Mother's Day, here's a list of the five worst animal kingdom mothers. Don't waste your time and money getting these critters a card or flowers. Actually, their bad parenting skills usually are part of the natural selection process. Who do you think made the list? I was surprised by a couple of these "bad" moms.