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    Image: Gorilla mother Dian holds her baby Quemb

    Animal moms and their babies - 2011

    It doesn’t get more adorable then a baby orangutan clinging to his mother, or a pair of splashing polar bear cubs, or a baby giraffe soaking in the view with his mama.   Welcome to the Mother’s Day version of this all always-enjoyable mix of fantastic animal images.

  • Image: An Asian elephant calf, born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in April is seen with her mother, Asha

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    Trunk to trunk

    An Asian elephant calf, born at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is pictured with her mother, Asha, a 16-year old Asian elephant, in Oklahoma City.

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  • Image: A goose tends to its goslings in a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y.,

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    Morning stroll

    A goose tends to its goslings, which hatched in a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y.

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  • Image: Polar bear cubs Aleut and Gregor enjoy the outdoors under supervision of mother Vera

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    Bear hugs

    The polar bear cub twins Aleut and Gregor enjoy the outdoors under supervision of their mother, Vera, at Nuremberg Zoo in Nuremberg, Germany.

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  • Image: A Scottish Highland cow and her calf stand in a pasture on Bridger Canyon Road

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    Calf concerns

    A Scottish Highland cow and her calf stand in a pasture in Bozeman, Mont. The cattle are much different than the typical Angus -- they're smaller and have a slower metabolism.

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  • Image: Kamchatka Brown Bear Mascha and her three-month old bears Wanja and Misho are pictured in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg

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    Double trouble cubs

    Kamchatka brown bear Mascha and her 3-month old cubs, Wanja and Misho, are pictured in Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Image: Gorilla mother Dian holds her baby Quemb

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    Baby love

    Gorilla mother Dian holds her baby, Quembo, at the zoo in Frankfurt, western Germany.

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  • Image: A ewe feeds a lamb that is less than a week old

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    Feeding time

    A ewe feeds her less-than-a-week-old lamb in Clinton, Wis.

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  • Image: A mother lemur seen with her newly born cub holding onto her

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    Loving lemurs

    A mother lemur seen with her newborn at a zoo in Chorzow, Poland.

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  • Image: Polar bear twins 'Aleut' and 'Gregor' play in the water next to their mother 'Vera' at the animal park in Nuremberg, Germany

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    Cub chaos

    Polar bear twins Aleut and Gregor play in the water next to their mother, Vera, at the animal park in Nuremberg, Germany.

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  • Image: Black rhinoceros calf and its mother Kati Rain snuggling in their enclosure at the Saint Louis Zoo

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    Mother love

    A black rhinoceros calf and its mother, Kati Rain, snuggle in their enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo.

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  • Image:  baby orangutan clings onto its mother at a release site in Tanjung Hanau, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

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    Attachment parenting

    A baby orangutan clings to its mother at a release site in Tanjung Hanau, Indonesia.

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  • Image: A newborn  baby pangolin with its mother

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    Baby on board

    A newborn baby pangolin with its mother inside a cage in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  • Image: A two weeks old giraffe baby cuddles with its mother Kabonga in his enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich

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    Sharing the view

    A 2-week-old giraffe baby cuddles with its mother, Kabonga, in an enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany.

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  • Image: Wikie a killer whale swims with her calf in Marineland aquatic park in Antibes

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    Shades of whale

    Wikie, a killer whale, swims with her calf in the Marineland aquatic park in Antibes, southeastern France.

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  • Image: An hours-old calf gets a lick from its mother in a pasture on a ranch near Oakland, Oregon

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    Love lick

    An hours-old calf gets a lick from its mother in a pasture on a ranch near Oakland, Calif., on April 15.

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  • Image: Lion Binta takes care of her still nameless cubs in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, northern Germany

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    Petites on the prowl

    Lion Binta takes care of her still-nameless cubs in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, northern Germany.

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  • Image: A newly hatched wild Canada goose gosling yawns while snuggling in the feathers of its parent

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    Cozy in a feather bed

    A newly hatched wild Canada goose gosling yawns while snuggling in the feathers of its parent near a pond in Roseburg, Ore., on April 13. Canada geese are monogamous and most couples stay together for their entire lives.

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  • Image: A one-week-old jaguar cub plays with her mother Rosa Salvaje at the National Zoo in Managua, Nicaragua

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    Cuddling cub

    A week-old jaguar cub plays with her mother, Rosa Salvaje, at the National Zoo in Managua, Nicaragua.

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  • Image: Bennett's wallaby baby Albert peers out

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    Pouch playdate

    Bennett's wallaby baby, Albert, peers out of his pouch at the Vogelpark Marlow animal park in Marlow, eastern Germany.

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  • Image: Newborn lambs play after being released into a field for the first time at Barracks Farm

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    Lamb on the run

    Newborn lambs play after being released into a field for the first time at Barracks Farm in Fetcham, England. Three hundred ewes are lambing at the farm owned by the Conisbee family, who supply their own butcher shops in nearby Horsley.

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  • Image: A young boar stands next to its mother

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    Life's a boar

    A young boar stands next to its mother at a deer park in Klaistow, eastern Germany. The piglets lose their characteristic striped coat after three to four months, replacing it with a unicolored brown coat.

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  • Image: Six-day-old newborn Common Chimpanzee clings to her mother

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    Hold on tight

    A 6-day-old newborn chimpanzee clings to her mother, Uschi, at Bratislava Zoo, Slovakia.

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  • Image: Young pigs are seen in their pen at the Ebsen organic farm

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    This little piggy

    Young pigs are seen in their pen at the Ebsen organic farm in Langenhorn, Germany.

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  • Image: A white lioness named Sofia holds one of its three one-month-old cubs in its enclosure at the Buenos Aires zoo

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    Mom's in charge

    A white lioness named Sofia holds one of her 3-month-old cubs in an enclosure at the Buenos Aires zoo.

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  • Image: Polar bear Malik swims with her four-month old cub for the first time

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    Pond bonding

    Polar bear Malik swims for the first time with her 4-month-old cub in a huge pond at the Aalborg zoo in Denmark.

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