10 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

While baby business in the natural world differs across species, one thing for certain is the fact that moms are awesome. So today, we’re celebrating some of the best mothers we’ve recently observed at the Zoo and Safari Park.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

The heartwarming bond between Imani and Joanne is a wonderful sight, especially given this little gorilla’s story.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

7-year-old Nindiri gave birth to her third cub on March 12, 2015.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

Funani is very protective of her latest baby and has kept her calf so close that animal keepers have not been able to determine yet if the calf is male or female.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

This little piggy went to the market… these little red river piglets were born at the Safari Park last month.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

When baby Denny arrived in December 2014, first-time mother Jessica naturally rose to the occasion of raising her youngster.

Onshe gave birth to her first curious kitten last October. Kamari’s cuteness can be seen in the Zoo’s Kopje area.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

Oshana the African lioness has had her paws full taking care of a cute quartet of cubs.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

First-time mother Addison also welcomed a cute quartet of spots last summer. Keepers describe Addison as an excellent mom, calm, confident and extremely protective.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

Petunia, born on August 1, 2014 to mother Tayana, was the 67th greater one-horned rhino to be born at the Park since 1975.

 11 Incredibly Awesome Animal Moms

A rare white ellipsen waterbuck calf named Luke stood out among his her, but his mother kept a close watch on her youngster.

 

Jenn Beening is the social media planner for San Diego Zoo Global. Read her previous post, 24 Rhino Facts You Should Know.

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