23 heart-warming photos of animal moms and their babies

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    Image: Baby Gorilla Born In Prague Zoo

    Moms of the animal kingdom (and their babies)

    From a momma giraffe nuzzling her baby to a gorilla with her little one, get your cuteness fix with a special Mother’s Day version of this weekly slideshow full of amazing animal images.

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    Neck nuzzle -

    Jamila, a 17-day-old Rothschild's giraffe, gets a reassuring nuzzle from her mother, Juji, as she makes her public debut at the Hanover Zoo in Germany on May 7.

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    Little roar -

    A 7-year-old white tiger sits with one of her cubs at Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, Tokyo, on May 2.

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    Run, be free! -

    Baby rhinoceros Makena runs past her mother, Uzuri, on April 30 at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, western Germany. Makena was born on March 7 at the wildlife park.

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    Loving lick -

    Lioness Tia licks one of her cubs at the Emmen Zoo in Emmen, the Netherlands, on April 26.

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    Cuddly kudu -

    A young kudu stands next to his mother at the Duisburg Zoo in Germany on April 26. A kudu is a species of antelope.

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    Tiger tyke -

    A 3-week-old baby tiger lies next to its mother as it is presented for the first time to the public at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 23.

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    My little chickadees -

    Emu chicks walk around at the Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, on April 16.

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    Monkey mom -

    Olivia, a 5-year-old Angolan colobus monkey, clutches her baby at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois on March 27.

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    Lions share -

    A 3-month-old lion cub snuggles up to its mother at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., on March 29.

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    Peek-a-roo -

    A 2-month-old Bennett's tree-kangaroo peers out of its mother's pouch at a zoo in Russia on March 28.

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    Koala clutch -

    A young koala sits on the back of its mother at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, on March 27.

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    Follow the leader -

    Sandhill cranes enjoy the rich grass during the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 20 in Orlando, Fla.

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    Twinning combination -

    Two polar bear cubs walk next to their mother, Cora, at the zoo in Brno, Czech Republic, during their first presentation to the public on March 16. Polar bear Cora gave birth to twins four months ago at the zoo.

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    Hold on! -

    A 6-day-old squirrel monkey holds on to its mother at the zoo in Norfolk, Va., on March 15.

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    Mother's embrace -

    A Sumatran orangutan holds her 3-week-old baby at a zoo in Prague on March 15.

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    Traipsing takins -

    A 3-week-old takin runs next to its mother at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland on March 9. The Mishmi takin is an endangered goat-antelope native to India, Myanmar and China.

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    Striped stars -

    A newborn zebra stays close to its mother on its first day outside the barn at the Artis zoo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on February 19.

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    Catching a ride -

    Gorilla mother Jamani and her baby, Bomassa, roam the Forest Glade exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo on Feb. 14 in Asheboro.

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    Slow but steady -

    A 6-week-old pygmy slow loris snuggles with its mother, Malaga, at the zoo in Szeged, Hungary, on January 24.

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    Perfect little pachyderm -

    A newborn elephant walks near its mother at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 25. The female baby elephant was born on Feb. 11.

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    Family affair -

    A silvery marmoset looks through a window to check for food at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, on Jan. 8.

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    Gorilla grasp -

    Western lowland gorilla Kijivu holds her newborn baby at the Prague Zoo on December 27 in the Czech Republic.

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    Perky peccary -

    A baby collared peccary interacts with its mother, Jave, at the Melbourne Zoo in Australia on Dec. 14.

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