As Charles Darwin described in his study about the existence and nature of emotions as expressed both by humans and animals, emotions are a natural part of the living creatures. Although there might be some slight differences between emotions of animals and humans, yet, they are quite similar. Both of these creatures have distinguished emotional patterns like anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and even surprise. With that, it is not far from reality that animals when they become parents, also become loving towards their babies. They express similar emotions and at the same time do similar things as the humans do to give whatever their babies need. This is also one way to show that they care for their young.
Here are some of the most touching photos of newborn animals in the wild which clearly express that animals, too, can show how tender and caring they are as mothers and fathers to their babies. Let these photos inspire you and show you how precious life is.
1. Mother monkey gets Caesarian
Painful as it sounds, but yes, the mother monkey just got her Caesarian to give birth to her baby monkey. This is quite a maternal sacrifice!
2. The Canada goslings follow their mama goose
Really cute! These goslings are following their mother goose in search for food. While doing so, they swim together in line (to avoid being lost).
3. The Capybara swims with her newborn
One of the cutest feature of a Capybara is that they really are persistent in terms of teaching some values to their young. You can see this in this picture of these baby Capybaras learning to swim together with their mom.
4. Mother Elephant milks her newborn calf
This is quite a photo! Mother elephant in the Safari just gave her milk to her baby.
5. Baby Calf follows Mama Hippo
Obedience is one of the keys to life’s success. In order for this baby hippo to learn the basics of life, he needs to obey what his mom asks him to do. As seen in this photo, this baby follows wherever his mom will go.
6. Lioness cares for her one-day old cub
They may be the fiercest creature in the jungle, but to their cubs, they are the most loving and caring creatures.
7. Lioness carries her newborn cub
Just like the human moms, this lioness carefully brings her cub to the distinct places in the jungle. It’s somehow scary to look at, but that’s how they normally carry their babies – by mouth!
8. Mama Hippo takes a bath with her baby calf
Really cute! Life might bring some difficulties, but as long as their is a cool bath, it’s okay. This mama hippo just gave herself a bath together with her baby.
9. Baby crocodile just hatched from egg
Life is harsh. Well, it is. Just like this baby crocodile, when it was hatched, his mom’s presence is absent. Although life sucks, still life should go on and be lived.
10. Wild Mynah bird feeds her young
Parents know perfectly what their children need. Giving it what it needs, is what the Mynah bird did to her newborn chick.
11. Newly-hatched chick just got out of its egg
Just like the crocodile, this chick just got out of the egg without the presence of her mother hen.
12. Mama Hippo cares for her calf
Kiss. Kiss. Kiss. This is how mother love works. Mama hippo just gave her calf those sweet and loving kisses.
13. Sea Lion kisses her day-old pup
This is exactly how a mother shows affection to their children. Even animals do it!
14. Wild sow (female boar) milks her babies
Babies need the mother’s milk. In the first months they are entirely dependent to them.
15. Papa Lion calms cub
Even father lions can express love to their cubs.
16. Mama Koala hugs her joey
Hugs can calm any creature. This joey just got it from her loving mom.
17. Cheetah protects her cubs
The jungle life can be tough. But with the presence of their mom, nothing should be feared about it!
18. Mother Cheetah is having fun with her cub
Life can be tough, but just laugh at it, because life can also be very enjoyable!
19. Tigress shows comfort to her young cub
As problems arose, a simple, sincere, warm hug is enough to conquer life’s difficulties.
20. Mother Tigress bathes her baby
See how the mother tigress bathes her baby! It’s adorable!
21. Tigress shows love to her cub
Nothing beats with a mother’s love to her baby. Really.
22. Mama Sloth climbs trees carefully as she carries her baby
Though any mom can be single when she carries a baby, life shouldn’t be enjoyed less because of that. We all still have to fight and survive!
23. Mother sea otter relaxes in water as she bathes with her pup
Yes, these mother-daughter sea otters just spend time relaxing in the cool waters.
24. Father Lion plays with his cub
During playtime, this father lion cuddles and plays with his cub (just like how human daddies do with their young kids!)
25. Giraffe kisses her calf
Just like the other animals as well as humans, the mother giraffe kisses her calf!
26. Mama Panda plays around with her cubs
This one is one of the most hilarious and the cutest photos! This mother panda in China (Juxiao) plays with her baby cubs.
27. Mother Thai Panda walks on the rope carrying her cub
What a complete flexibility!
28. Mother Opossum carries her joeys on her back searching for food
Mothers can be tough just for their babies. Just take a look at how strong her back is to carry her babies.
29. Kangaroo hugs her joey so tightly
Kangaroos can be one of the most adorable animals in the jungle. But they can be the sweetest, too!
30. Mother Koala plays with her baby
Mother animals can be playful with their babies, too!
See how simple and tranquil life is especially if you’re with your parents or your kids. So, treasure them. Cherish your simple life amid the complexity of life. In general, I hope these photos remind you of how life is precious!
Featured photo credit: Family of Koala Picture via sexyli.com