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Motherly instincts: baby animals and their moms

As these pictures show, a mom is a mom - whether she has fur or feathers, fins or fingers

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Polar bears

Frank Augstein/FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP

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Leopards

KAMAL KISHORE/KAMAL KISHORE/REUTERS

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Sumatran orangutans

SERGEI KARPUKHIN/SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Western lowland gorillas

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Weeper capuchin monkeys

NIR ELIAS/NIR ELIAS/REUTERS

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Hippopotamuses

CHRIS TOMLINSON/CHRIS TOMLINSON/AP

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Bears

STRINGER/JOAO VIERIA/REUTERS

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Pygmy marmoset monkeys

ILYA NAYMUSHIN/ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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Rothschild giraffes

PETR JOSEK/PETR JOSEK/REUTERS

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Golden takins

PETR JOSEK/PETR JOSEK/REUTERS

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Eastern black rhinoceroses

Phil Noble/PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Giant pandas

ERIKO SUGITA/ERIKO SUGITA/REUTERS

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Western lowland gorillas

DANIEL MUNOZ/DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Orangutans

BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS

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Ring-tailed lemurs

YURIKO NAKAO/YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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Kangaroos

HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Hartmann's zebras

AIMEE JEANSONNE BECKA/AIMEE JEANSONNE BECKA/AP

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Jaguars

RON JENKINS/RON JENKINS/AP

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Koalas

WOLFGANG RATTAY/WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Western lowland gorillas

NAM Y HUH/NAM Y HUH/AP

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Meerkats

KEN BOHN/KEN BOHN/AP

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Indochinese tigerS

FABRIZIO BENSCH/FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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Moose

JIM LAVRAKAS/JIM LAVRAKAS/AP

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Pitbull puppies

Ahn Young-joon/AHN YOUNG-JOON/AP

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Sea lions

ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS

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A wholphin - part whale/part dolphin - and its mother

LUCY PEMONI/LUCY PEMONI/REUTERS

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Ducks

Marcio Jose Sanchez/MARIO JOSE SANCHEZ/AP

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White elephants

Soe Zeya Tun/SOE ZEYA TUN/REUTERS

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Sulawesi crested macaques

HANDOUT/REUTERS

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