These are the heart-warming pictures which prove a mother's love really is unconditional - no matter what species you are.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, these adorable snaps show a whole host of patient mothers bonding with their boisterous babies.
And whether you're furry or scaly and have two legs or four, the cute snaps prove that mother knows best.
A Lowland gorilla is also pictured cradling her baby in Cameroon while a Northern Sea Otter carries her cub through rough waters in Alaska.
And with animals from penguins to pandas showing love for their offspring, it won't just be humans getting spoiled this Sunday.