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As these pictures show, a mom is a mom - whether she has fur or feathers, fins or fingers

Polar bearsFrank Augstein

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LeopardsKAMAL KISHORE

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Sumatran orangutansSERGEI KARPUKHIN

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Western lowland gorillas

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Weeper capuchin monkeysNIR ELIAS

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HippopotamusesCHRIS TOMLINSON

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BearsSTRINGER

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Pygmy marmoset monkeysILYA NAYMUSHIN

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Rothschild giraffesPETR JOSEK

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Golden takinsPETR JOSEK

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Eastern black rhinocerosesPhil Noble

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Giant pandasERIKO SUGITA

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Western lowland gorillasDANIEL MUNOZ

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OrangutansBAZUKI MUHAMMAD

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Ring-tailed lemursYURIKO NAKAO

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KangaroosHANDOUT/Reuters

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Hartmann's zebrasAIMEE JEANSONNE BECKA

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JaguarsRON JENKINS

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KoalasWOLFGANG RATTAY

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Western lowland gorillasNAM Y HUH

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MeerkatsKEN BOHN

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Indochinese tigerSFABRIZIO BENSCH

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MooseJIM LAVRAKAS

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Pitbull puppiesAhn Young-joon

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Sea lionsENRIQUE MARCARIAN

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A wholphin - part whale/part dolphin - and its motherLUCY PEMONI

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DucksMarcio Jose Sanchez

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White elephantsSoe Zeya Tun

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Sulawesi crested macaquesHANDOUT/Reuters

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