Mums Know What It Takes to Protect
It’s their DNA, and it’s in ours, too. Which is why Dettol is paying homage to the most incredible and protective moms on the planet – both animals and humans alike. Because no one protects like a mother. And nothing helps mothers protect against germs like Dettol.
Dettol. What it takes to protect.
THE LION MOTHER
A lioness can face off against any animal on the African savannah. However, when it comes to giving birth, the mother lion prefers hide from potential threats. Once she goes into labor, a lioness will hide in dense brush where her newborn cubs will be safe when they’re born. She stays hidden with her cubs for three months in order to protect them from nosey predators – a period of time that should probably be referred to as “caternity leave.”
The Humpback whale Mother
Every mother would go to the ends of the earth to make sure her children are safe. However, the mother humpback whale actually does. She travels 3000 miles from the icy waters of Alaska to give birth in the predator-free pools of Hawaii – which is like swimming London to New York pregnant. After the baby whale is big enough, the mother will escort it all the way back to the North Pacific, mostly because the area has such great schools. Schools of fish, that is.
The Elephant Mother
What’s the only thing better than having an awesome mum? Having a bunch of awesome mums. Male elephants leave the herd when they become teenagers. So when a baby elephant is born, every female in the herd - from grandmas, sisters, aunts, friends and cousins – band together to help raise and protect their offspring. And because elephants give birth to some very big babies (200+ lbs.), it’s probably nice to have a few mummy reinforcements on her side. So whatever you do, don’t get between a baby elephant and its herd of mummies.
The human Mother
Perhaps the fiercest mother of all, is the human mum. In fact, have been known to exhibit superhuman-like abilities when it comes to protecting their children – such as lifting a three-ton car off a child or wrestling a 700lb polar bear to save her kids (true stories!). Everyday around the world, human mums protect their kids from dangers of all magnitudes, from monsters that lurk under beds to microscopic bacteria on counter tops. And unlike other species, the human mum develops a bond with her children that lasts a lifetime, even if they don’t call as often as they should.