Mother's Day Love & Animal Moms

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms, Grandmothers, and motherly types here on earth that make our lives so much better – and for those “Moms” not with with us here on earth, but whose memory brings a smile to our lips and a tear to our eyes.

There is a universal quality of motherhood that the best moms have in abundance – whether they walk on two legs or four, whether they fly in the air or swim in the water – as these animal moms show us: LOVE

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(Mother & Baby Giraffes / Giraffe Cow & Calf Photo: Brian McMahon)

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(Mama Bear and Baby Bear Cub, Mother Mount Waddington, British Columbia Photo: Thomas Lipke)

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(Mother Dog & Baby Pup Photo: Sergio Salamanca)

mother alpaca, baby alpaca, llamas, happy mothers day, animal mothers, animal moms, baby animals(Mother & Baby Alpacas / Alpaca Hembra & Cria, Fowberry Alpacas, York, U.K. Photo: Jen MacHarg)

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(Mother & Baby Kangaroo / Kangaroo Doe & Joey, Rothbury, Australia Photo: Holger Link)

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(Mother Deer & Baby / Doe & Fawn Photo: Hrishi Gulhane)

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(Mother Elephant & Baby Elephant / Mother Elephant & Calf Photo: Casey Allen)

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(Buffalo Mother & Baby Calf Photo: Hardieshu Hardi)

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(Mother & Baby Monkeys / Mother Monkey & Infants Photo: Al Jeffery)

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(Mother Sheep / Ewe & Lamb, Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, Ireland Photo: Megan Johnston)

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(Mother Horse & Baby / Mare & Foal Photo: Soledad Lorieto)

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(Mother Lion & Baby / Lioness & Lion Cub, Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya Photo: Ryan Harvey)

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(Mother Goose & Baby Gosling, Toledo Botanical Garden Board Inc., Toledo U.S. Photo: Gary Bendig)

mother zebra, baby zebra,

(Zebra Mare & Foal Photo: Lady Bugz)

Happy Mother’s Day

*Images are sourced by generous photographers who freely share their works on Unsplash*

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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