10 Adorable Photos of Animal Moms And Babies

Here are ten adorable photos of animal moms and babies. These beautiful photos of animals with their babies will make you go ‘AWW’.

1. Mother Lion Carrying Her Cub

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Mother lion carrying her cub. Photo by: Karsten Lehmkuhl

Lion cub in mother’s mouth at dawn: Two weeks old at most – probably first time out in the open. Mother lion carrying her little pride tenderly and with confidence between the jaws. Lionesses, female lions, give birth to cubs away from the pride. Typically a lioness will have between one to four cubs in one litter. Since cubs are born completely helpless, she keeps them hidden from all animals, including her own pride. Cubs don’t even open their eyes until two weeks of age. When the cubs are about eight weeks old, she finally introduces them to her pride.

2. Musk Ox Mom and Baby

Musk Ox Mom and Baby
Musk Ox Mom and Baby. Photo by: Randy Kokesch

A baby Musk Ox with mom, most probably a few weeks old. Musk oxen are raised in Alaska, for their wool which is really soft and cuddly.

3. Baby Monkey in the Arms of Her Mother

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A Three Week-old Baby Monkey in the Arms of Her Mother.

The newest primate baby, a three week-old Colobus monkey, is held in the arms of her mother. Black and White Colobus Monkeys, native to Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya, have seen their populations suffer from the fur trade during colonial times, but now the greatest threats to their survival are the loss of their habitat and the bushmeat trade, the large-scale hunting to supply meat to towns and cities.

4. Baby Polar Bear Playing with His Mother

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Baby Polar Bear Playing with His Mother: Photo by: Nik Zinoviev

A mother polar bear plays with one of her three cubs. Generally, she will nurse them for two and a half years. During that time she will protect them and teach them how to hunt.

5. Lambs Playing on Mother Sheep

Lambs Playing on Mother Sheep
Lambs Playing on Mother Sheep: Photo by: Roeselien Raimond

6. Cheetah Cub and Her Mother

Cheetah Cub and Her Mother
A Cheetah Cub and Her Mother: Photo by: Marco Urso

Cheetah cub and her mother, Kenya. The cheetah is a large feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It’s the fastest animal living in the world. Females give birth to up to nine cubs after a gestation period of ninety to ninety-eight days, although the average litter size is four. In the first few weeks, she moves the cubs from den to den, hiding them while she goes out hunting.

7. Black Skimmer Bird and a Baby Chick

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Skimmer Bird and a Baby Chick: Photo by: Michael Libbe

Black skimmer bird and a baby chick. The Black Skimmer is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer family. The Black Skimmer is the largest of the three skimmer species.

8. Baby Antelope Playing with Stick

Baby Antelope
Antelope Playing with Stick: Photo by: Oliver Berg

Baby antelope is an easy target and mother keeps it on the secret location until it becomes stronger. An antelope is an even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.

9. Mother Gorilla Hugs Her Baby

Mother Gorilla Hugs Her Baby
Mother Gorilla Hugs Her Baby. Photo by: Fredrik Von Erichsen

Mother Gorilla does something heartwarming for her baby. This display of affection seems completely human and absolutely loving. It makes you realize that animals have feelings, too.

10. Baby Rhino Giving His Mom a Kiss

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Baby Rhino Giving His Mom a Kiss. Photo by: Phil Noble

Female rhinos gestate their young for about 15-16 months and give birth to a calf every two to three years.