Animals Who Take This Whole Parenting Thing Very Seriously

12 Jan 2015 Animals
Animals Who Take This Whole Parenting Thing Very Seriously

If you needed any more proof as to what amazing parents we have in the animal kingdom, look no further than these loving moms and dads.

If you needed any more proof as to what amazing parents we have in the animal kingdom, look no further than these loving moms and dads.


This papa bear giving lessons in ferocity


via Tin Man

This bird reminding her chicks to wear a mom when they go out

via Michael Milicia

This fox who has found a much better way to hold hands

via Igor Shpilenok

This monkey reminding her child that bugs are for eating, not playing with

via eclectic-echoes

This bird who (literally) took these two under her wing

via Ric Seet

This mama bear and part-time swim coach

via Marco Mattiussi

This giraffe who knows that growing WAY up takes time

via Jan Pelcman

This koala who knows the power of a good hug

via imgur.com

This cat who put her little one down for a nap and then decided she needed one too…

This golden retriever who doesn’t even mind that her back paw is asleep

via imgur.com

This otter who loves being a flotation device

via hqwide.com

These lions letting the little one take the lead

via dailymail.co.uk

This hippo who dreads the day her baby finally grows bigger than her head

via nevsepic.com

This swan chauffeuring his kiddos to school

via dailymail.co.uk

These prairie dogs who are OMG SO EMBARRASSING

via Wolfgang von Vietinghoff

This lioness who is serious when she says it’s bedtime

via Daniel Münger

This hippo who knows that baby steps apply to swimming, too

via dailymail.co.uk

This possum whose kids had better behave back there or so help me—

via Jeanette DiAnda

This elephant who knows that trunk kisses heal scraped knees

This rodent who knows the value of a balanced diet

via Andre Pretorius

These penguins who know it takes a village to raise a chick

This leopard who knows that all her patience will pay off one day

via bugaga.ru

This pangolin who knows how to get the baby to settle down

via imgur.com

This tiger who just wanted to get that smudge you had on your face

via Michael Nichols

This mare who’s had enough of all this horsing around

via uyanangenclik.com

This dog who likes to keep order in this house

This rhino who’s a big softy under her tough exterior

via blogspot.com

This alpaca giving a good morning nuzzle

This wallaby with a very unique family

This hippo teaching a lesson in stranger danger

This elephant who still doesn’t trust her calf to cross the street alone

via dailymail.co.uk

This snail who wants his kiddo to grow up nice and slow

via dailymail.co.uk

This beluga who loves showing off her pride and joy

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This bear offering his cub a new perspective

via Edwin Kats

This bird who doesn’t mind playing piggyback

via Jim Ridley

These kitties who really believe in family bonding

This squirrel who is already amazed by the wonders of new life

via pensivesquirrel.wordpress.com

This cat who is showing her kid where the humans hide the good stuff

This bird who insists on only feeding her young ones truly organic worms

This wolf who knows that howling lessons are essential.

This calico who wonders if you’re right, and he and his son really look that much alike…

This lion dad who plans on giving his son absolutely everything he needs to be king

These hedgehogs who are quickly learning that naps > everything else

This dog dad giving stair-climbing lessons

This polar bear who knows the balance between tough love…

…and soft love.

via Anton Belovodchenko

This cat emphasizing the importance of spying on the birds next door

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