Tuesday 17 January 2017

Politicians could pick up a few tips on nurturing from Lena

Published 02/04/2011 | 05:00

Proud mum Lena holds her new arrival after giving
birth at Dublin Zoo. CONOR HEALY PHOTOGRAPHY
Proud mum Lena holds her new arrival after giving birth at Dublin Zoo. CONOR HEALY PHOTOGRAPHY

I would like to congratulate Dublin Zoo's staff on their newest arrival. Well done to all involved, especially the mother Lena.

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In a week dominated by the Moriarty Report, stress tests, nuclear meltdown and war, it is a welcome piece of good news.

The primordial instinct of the mother to protect her young is inspiring. While nature is often cruel, it also shows how families and groups can work together to overcome adversity.

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