An elk calf gets plenty of kisses from its mom, which also protects and nurses it.
Photograph by Alan Tunnicliffe Photography, Getty Images
Not many animals want to be in the jaws of a lioness—but if the big cat is your mom, it’s the perfect ride.
Photograph by Joe McDonald, Getty Images
It looks like this emperor penguin chick and its parents are playing chase. Adult penguins often slide on their bellies to quickly get around on land.
Photograph by Bill Coster, Getty Images
Mother humpbacks show their love by swimming close to their calves and touching them with their flippers.
Photograph by Kerstin Meyer, Getty Images
This mom has got all the koala-fications.
Photograph by Windzepher, Getty Images
Like most marsupials, momma monjons hold their babies in pouches.
Photograph by Martin Willis, Minden Pictures
American alligator babies look like a tasty meal to many animals. Good thing mom’s head is a safe place to hang out!
Photograph by David Kjaer, Minden Pictures
Look familiar? A mother orangutan holds her baby’s hand.
Photograph by Jami Tarris, Getty Images
Click the full-screen arrows in the upper right to read the captions!