May 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM ET
Just in time for Mother's Day Julie Scardina, Seaworld Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador, brought by some baby animals that only a mother could love. Like a seriously adorable six-week old baby aardvark, who was sweetly bottle-fed by Kathie Lee.
There was also a mama kangaroo with her baby sticking out of her pouch (!), a fuzzy little emu chick, and, just to delight Hoda, some mother-and-child scorpions.
Julie pointed out that mama scorpions carry their babies on their backs for 7-9 months.
"And they'll never get a thank-you note," said KLG.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. Her all-girl punk band is called Emu Chick.