Celebrating Mother Earth this Mother’s Day with Cheetahs
Today is Mother’s Day in the UK, traditionally a day spent with family. I thought it would be nice to share some interesting information about the Ancient Greek creation story featuring Mother Earth. Also a bit about one of nature’s strongest mother’s, the Cheetah.
According to Ancient Greek Mythology, Gaia or Gia (also known as Mother Earth) was created from Chaos and is the creator of all life on our planet. She is famous for giving birth to the hills and the sea. I like to think about this story on Mother’s day as we are all the children of Mother Earth. Whether you intend to celebrate today or not this is something we all have in common. So, here are a few Cheetah facts for you to enjoy.
Cheetahs Mother’s are incredibly loving, and dedicated towards their cubs. They generally have litters of between two and four cubs, and spend around one and a half to two years teaching them the essential skills they will need to ensure they survive on their own.
“Cheetah mothers raise their young in isolation. They move their litter—usually two to six cubs—every four days to prevent a build-up of smell that predators can track. After 18 months of training as hunters, the cheetah cubs finally leave their mothers. The cubs then form a sibling group that will stay together for another six months.” – worldwildlife.org
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