Bottlenose dolphin mothers whistle continuously when they deliver their babies. Why? As the newborn emerges to swim amid a sea of dolphins, each with its own whistle, it will be better able to locate its mom. This is just one of the fascinating observations animal behaviorist Jennifer L. Verdolin discovered in her work learning about the births, child-rearing and leaving-the-nest habits of animals in the wild.
"Ignore Tantrums, and Other Parenting Lessons From Wild Animals" is from the April 24, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mia Geiger and narrated by Sam Scholl.