20 Animal Moms Who Show You What Motherhood Is Really Like

Becoming a mom can be hard, but it is the most wonderful thing in the world – and mothers from the animal kingdom are no exception to this rule. They raise their babies, teach them where to find food, and protect them from predators no matter the cost. No matter what happens, their maternal instinct is very powerful.

We know that a photo is worth a thousand words, so we collected some photos of animal moms who raised their babies and the babies of other species without any sort of distinction. The photos are lovely, inspirational, and downright funny! Look through these photos all the way to the end for your daily dose of cuteness!

1. Mother and daughter

“This scene of Mother and daughter made my day! ♥️ They are both Gir cattle, mostly found in Gujarat, India.”

2. “Meet the new mother of 9 little baby cows!”

3. Mother and son

4. Mother protecting her children

5.

“Mom and baby in my backyard —excellent picture of meal time. Great job!”

6. So cute!

“Found a kitten that we named Wonton at 3 weeks old. My dog, Polly, immediately took over the mothering role. They’re inseparable.”

7. “She’s a little strange looking, but I love her all the same.” – llama mom, probably

“My goat lost her mother when she was young and our llama has taken over as her surrogate mother, cuddling with her every night and always keeping an eye on her.”

8. “This is how we do it.”

9. Sleeping together

“Mother & pup Dachshund, Doxie, Weiner, Sausage, or Hot Dog. Cute as heck…”

10. She’s the best mum.

11. Dog mama and her baby

12. Mama cat cleans her kitten.

“We’ve invited the mother inside and made a comfortable place for her to care for her newborn kitten. She seems very happy here.”

13. That’s a huge litter!

Momma loves you but she also needs to take a wee little nap

14. “I have Mini Me!”

“My cat brought this kitten to my house a few days ago, and now they look like mother and daughter. I’m totally in love with them <3.”

15. PsBattle: these 3 tawny frogmouth birds.

16. Scrawwbirb

17. “Mother and baby deer outside my window”

18. What a wonderful mother!

“Bea had 2 kittens after wandering up to me at a colony and asking me to take her home. The other 3 were found next to a pool and surrendered to my vet. She loves them all equally and they are growing fast!”

19. Awww bless them precious little scaleys. We gotta protect them from poachers!

“The protective shells of a baby Pangolin are very soft when they are young, so the mothers curl around their bodies to protect them ♥”

20. Cats can have kittens when they’re 6 months old.

“Daughter and mother, 19 and 20”

Do you have any photos of your pet being a mom? Please share them with us in the comments below! Be sure to share this post with your friends and family members!

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