It’s not just us humans that have an unbelievably strong attachment to our kids, you know. The unmistakable bond that exists between a parent and their offspring is a force of nature that extends out to the animal kingdom. And we’ve 25 touching photos to prove it. Some of these are really sweet. Seriously, even animals you’d never think could be cute will tug at your heartstrings…
Like this croc!
And this lovely little family of possums.
This motherly swan takes her cygnets under her wing.
Even ferocious beasts like polar bears have maternal instincts.
This exotic bird may look intimidating, but she’s just focussed on looking after her little hatchlings.
Two heads are better one.
A beautiful tail of foxy love.
You can compare these meerkats to any other parents in nature and they’re right up there!
Aaah. Just like The Lion King. 🙂
Even when their babies are a bit weird-looking, squirrels don’t mind!
Guiding the way.
We want a hug off an otter now…
Sometimes you’ve gotta let ’em do things for themselves…
This bird’s got a lot of legs! Oh no, wait…
Making the least cute animals look cute!
Teaching the baby mouse a few tricks.
Toddler group. Penguin style.
This tiger’s teaching her cub the importance of hygiene.
Does a bear parent in the woods…?
We have NO IDEA what these odd-looking things are. But whatever they are, they’re making a great team!
‘Gis’ a kiss!’
Some beautiful examples of the strongest bond in nature. Damn, some animals are cute, aren’t they? If you know a parent that needs a boost today, why not send them this little gallery?