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These 30 Animal Parents with their New-born Babies in the Wild Will Show You How Precious Life Is

These 30 Animal Parents with their New-born Babies in the Wild Will Show You How Precious Life Is

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!

1_Baby monkey cs

    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_Canada Goose and Goslings

      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_Capybara and newborn

        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_Elephants & Newborn in Safari

          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_Following Mama Hippo

            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.

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            8_Lioness & Baby

              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!

              10_Lioness carries newborn

                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.

                11_Mama Hippo and Baby Bath

                  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.

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                    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.

                    15_Wild mynah bird feeds

                      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.

                      16_Newly-hatched chick

                        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.

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                        18_Rhino calf and baby

                          13. Sea Lion kisses her day-old pup

                          This is exactly how a mother shows affection to their children. Even animals do it!

                          20_Newborn Sea Lion

                            14. Wild sow (female boar) milks her babies

                            Babies need the mother’s milk. In the first months they are entirely dependent to them.

                            21_Wild boar and babies

                              15. Papa Lion calms cub

                              Even father lions can express love to their cubs.

                              24_Father lion and cub

                                16. Mama Koala hugs her joey

                                Hugs can calm any creature. This joey just got it from her loving mom.

                                25_Mother koala and baby

                                  17. Cheetah protects her cubs

                                  The jungle life can be tough. But with the presence of their mom, nothing should be feared about it!

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                                    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!

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                                      19. Tigress shows comfort to her young cub

                                      As problems arose, a simple, sincere, warm hug is enough to conquer life’s difficulties.

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                                        20. Mother Tigress bathes her baby

                                        See how the mother tigress bathes her baby! It’s adorable!

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                                          21. Tigress shows love to her cub

                                          Nothing beats with a mother’s love to her baby. Really.

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                                            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!

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                                              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.

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                                                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!)

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                                                  25. Giraffe kisses her calf

                                                  Just like the other animals as well as humans, the mother giraffe kisses her calf!

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                                                    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.

                                                    World's Only Alive Panda Triplets Start Living Together With Their Mother

                                                      27. Mother Thai Panda walks on the rope carrying her cub

                                                      What a complete flexibility!

                                                      40_Thai Panda and baby

                                                        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.

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                                                          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!

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                                                            30. Mother Koala plays with her baby

                                                            Mother animals can be playful with their babies, too!

                                                            44_mother koala and joey

                                                              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

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                                                              13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

                                                              13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

                                                              For the original article by Celestine: 13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

                                                              “We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.” ~Unknown

                                                              “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

                                                              Have you ever experienced moments when things just don’t go your way? For example, losing your keys, accidentally spilling your drink, waking up late, missing your buses/trains, forgetting to bring your things, and so on?

                                                              You’re not alone. All of us, myself included, experience times when things don’t go as we expect.

                                                              Here is my guide on how to deal with daily setbacks.

                                                              1. Take a step back and evaluate

                                                              When something bad happens, take a step back and evaluate the situation. Some questions to ask yourself:

                                                              1. What is the problem?
                                                              2. Are you the only person facing this problem in the world today?
                                                              3. How does this problem look like at an individual level? A national level? On a global scale?
                                                              4. What’s the worst possible thing that can happen to you as a result of this?
                                                              5. How is it going to impact your life in the next 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?

                                                              Doing this exercise is not to undermine the problem or disclaiming responsibility, but to consider different perspectives, so you can adopt the best approach for it. Most problems we encounter daily may seem like huge issues when they crop up, but most, if not all, don’t have much impact in our life beyond that day.

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                                                              2. Vent if you have to, but don’t linger on the problem

                                                              If you feel very frustrated and need to let off some steam, go ahead and do that. Talk to a friend, complain, crib about it, or scream at the top of your lungs if it makes you happy.

                                                              At the same time, don’t get caught up with venting. While venting may temporarily relieve yourself, it’s not going to solve the problem ultimately. You don’t want to be an energy vampire.

                                                              Vent if there’s a need to, but do it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then move on.

                                                              3. Realize there are others out there facing this too

                                                              Even though the situation may be frustrating, you’re not alone. Remember there are almost 7 billion people in the world today, and chances are that other people have faced the same thing before too. Knowing it’s not just you helps you to get out of a self-victimizing mindset.

                                                              4. Process your thoughts/emotions

                                                              Process your thoughts/emotions with any of the four methods:

                                                              1. Journal. Write your unhappiness in a private diary or in your blog. It doesn’t have to be formal at all – it can be a brain dump on rough paper or new word document. Delete after you are done.
                                                              2. Audio taping. Record yourself as you talk out what’s on your mind. Tools include tape recorder, your PC (Audacity is a freeware for recording/editing audio) and your mobile (most mobiles today have audio recording functions). You can even use your voice mail for this. Just talking helps you to gain awareness of your emotions. After recording, play back and listen to what you said. You might find it quite revealing.
                                                              3. Meditation. At its simplest form, meditation is just sitting/lying still and observing your reality as it is – including your thoughts and emotions. Some think that it involves some complex mambo-jumbo, but it doesn’t.
                                                              4. Talking to someone. Talking about it with someone helps you work through the issue. It also gets you an alternate viewpoint and consider it from a different angle.

                                                              5. Acknowledge your thoughts

                                                              Don’t resist your thoughts, but acknowledge them. This includes both positive and negative thoughts.

                                                              By acknowledging, I mean recognizing these thoughts exist. So if say, you have a thought that says, “Wow, I’m so stupid!”, acknowledge that. If you have a thought that says, “I can’t believe this is happening to me again”, acknowledge that as well.

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                                                              Know that acknowledging the thoughts doesn’t mean you agree with them. It’s simply recognizing the existence of said thoughts so that you can stop resisting yourself and focus on the situation on hand.

                                                              6. Give yourself a break

                                                              If you’re very stressed out by the situation, and the problem is not time sensitive, then give yourself a break. Take a walk, listen to some music, watch a movie, or get some sleep. When you’re done, you should feel a lot more revitalized to deal with the situation.

                                                              7. Uncover what you’re really upset about

                                                              A lot of times, the anger we feel isn’t about the world. You may start off feeling angry at someone or something, but at the depth of it, it’s anger toward yourself.

                                                              Uncover the root of your anger. I have written a five part anger management series on how to permanently overcome anger.

                                                              After that, ask yourself: How can you improve the situation? Go to Step #9, where you define your actionable steps. Our anger comes from not having control on the situation. Sitting there and feeling infuriated is not going to change the situation. The more action we take, the more we will regain control over the situation, the better we will feel.

                                                              8. See this as an obstacle to be overcome

                                                              As Helen Keller once said,

                                                              “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

                                                              Whatever you’re facing right now, see it as an obstacle to be overcome. In every worthy endeavor, there’ll always be countless obstacles that emerge along the way. These obstacles are what separate the people who make it, and those who don’t. If you’re able to push through and overcome them, you’ll emerge a stronger person than before. It’ll be harder for anything to get you down in the future.

                                                              9. Analyze the situation – Focus on actionable steps

                                                              In every setback, there are going to be things that can’t be reversed since they have already occurred. You want to focus on things that can still be changed (salvageable) vs. things that have already happened and can’t be changed. The only time the situation changes is when you take steps to improve it. Rather than cry over spilt milk, work through your situation:

                                                              1. What’s the situation?
                                                              2. What’s stressing you about this situation?
                                                              3. What are the next steps that’ll help you resolve them?
                                                              4. Take action on your next steps!

                                                              After you have identified your next steps, act on them. The key here is to focus on the actionable steps, not the inactionable steps. It’s about regaining control over the situation through direct action.

                                                              10. Identify how it occurred (so it won’t occur again next time)

                                                              A lot of times we react to our problems. The problem occurs, and we try to make the best out of what has happened within the context. While developing a healthy coping mechanism is important (which is what the other helping points are on), it’s also equally important, if not more, to understand how the problem arose. This way, you can work on preventing it from taking place next time, vs. dealing reactively with it.

                                                              Most of us probably think the problem is outside of our control, but reality is most of the times it’s fully preventable. It’s just a matter of how much responsibility you take over the problem.

                                                              For example, for someone who can’t get a cab for work in the morning, he/she may see the problem as a lack of cabs in the country, or bad luck. However, if you trace to the root of the problem, it’s probably more to do with (a) Having unrealistic expectations of the length of time to get a cab. He/she should budget more time for waiting for a cab next time. (b) Oversleeping, because he/she was too tired from working late the previous day. He/she should allocate enough time for rest next time. He/she should also pick up better time management skills, so as to finish work in lesser time.

                                                              11. Realize the situation can be a lot worse

                                                              No matter how bad the situation is, it can always be much worse. A plus point vs. negative point analysis will help you realize that.

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                                                              12. Do your best, but don’t kill yourself over it

                                                              No matter how bad your situation may seem, do your best, but don’t kill yourself over it. Life is too beautiful to worry so much over daily issues. Take a step back (#1), give yourself a break if you need to (#6), and do what you can within your means (#9). Everything else will unfold accordingly. Worrying too much about the outcome isn’t going to change things or make your life any better.

                                                              13. Pick out the learning points from the encounter

                                                              There’s something to learn from every encounter. What have you learned from this situation? What lessons have you taken away?

                                                              After you identify your learning points, think about how you’re going to apply them moving forward. With this, you’ve clearly gained something from this encounter. You’ve walked away a stronger, wiser, better person, with more life lessons to draw from in the future.

                                                              Get the manifesto version of this article: [Manifesto] What To Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way

                                                              Featured photo credit: Alice Donovan Rouse via unsplash.com

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