"As the game progressed, I realized that the mothers of the world are probably doing the best they can—it’s just that children don’t understand how to not die. Ducking between bushes, I picked out a carrot and carried it with me in anticipation of the next moment we could slow down to eat. One of my cubs, excited about lunch, hopped out into the open, danced around for my attention, and was promptly snatched by a monstrous pair of talons. She disappeared into the sky, never to be heard from again."

Shelter brings the travails of parenting to life, with badgers