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This is one of the cutest stories we've ever heard! And it's also the most literal, "my mom can beat up your mom" scenario we've ever come across! 

Meet Alena, a beautiful Lynx at the Siberian Zoo who has adopted three abandoned kittens. The kittens were left at the zoo's gates in a box with a note attached, "They left us!" Alena has previous experience at being an adoptive mother, and she's so very good at it. Alena is so loving with the three kittens, constantly watching over them and grooming them. Take about a motherly instinct. 

Sadly, the kittens cannot stay at the zoo forever, the zoo has already found new owners for the kittens and they will be at their forever home. 

This beautiful bond between Lynx and kittens won't be forgotten, we just hope this born to be mother gets her own forever cub someday. 

 


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Hyenas can be super duper cute! And a hyena cub? Always cute. 

Here's a mother who loves her baby and shows it by grooming and snuggling with the sweet cub. That moment when the cub flops down onto her.. endless squeals! Animal relationships with their mothers are just so gosh-darn special, we can hardly stand it. 

If you look closely, it almost looks like the mom is sleeping throughout the whole video. As if our hearts could handle any more cuteness. 

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Tahlequah, Orca Who Previously Lost Calf, Is A Mother Again

Finally, some good news in 2020! 

The heartwrenching story of Tahlequah, the orca who kept her dead calf afloat for 17 days, is finally a mother once again! Our hearts are so happy for her and we wish her and her baby calf a healthy, long life. 

In 2018, Tahlequah lost her calf that lived only a half-hour, but this born-to-be mother was so heartbroken, she continuously pushed her baby calf up for 17 days. If that isn't love and perseverance. we truly don't know what is.  

The gender of the calf is unknown. 

Congrats, Tahlequah! You deserve happiness. 

Story via Seattle Times

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Heartbroken Dog Who Lost Entire Litter Adopts Kittens, And Cares For Them

A heartbreaking tale with a happy ending. Sunshine Dog Rescue, a Non-Profit Organization located in Phoenix, Arizona, rescued a beautiful Australian Shepherd Mix named Georgia. 

Georgia was found living at a gas station near the border to Mexico. Georgia was pregnant, but sadly, none of her puppies made it. All her pups were born prematurely. 

Founder of the Sunshine Dog Rescue, Anita Osa, knew Georgia was heartbroken at the loss of losing all her babies. Osa told ABC15, "I've never had a mom dog lose a whole litter before. The best way I could describe it was she was frantic. It was so sad, she was looking for those babies. She tore up the toddler mattress we had her on, trying to find her babies." 

Osa quickly went to work and asked for help on Facebook. Osa was looking for any orphaned baby animals that were in need of a lactating mother. Osa ended up with three kittens who just so happened to fit that bill. 

Of course, with any interspecies integration, you have to worry about whether or not each animal would accept the other. Thankfully, Georgia and the kittens instantly bonded. Osa claims the moment Georgia sniffed the kittens, she calmed down significantly.

They do nurse on her. She cleans them and everything but the bond is strong. It's really something to see, she protects those kittens just as if they were her babies," Osa added. 

While we are heartbroken for the loss of Georgia's litter, we are grateful she found a family of her own with others who needed her. 

Check out the adorable videos of Georgia and her baby kittens below. 

Story via ABC15

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What a good girl! Meet Banner, a husky with a heart of gold! When Banner came across a box filled with newborn kittens, she immediately alerted her owner Whitney by leading her through the woods, to a quiet spot where they came across a sealed cardboard box. 

Inside the box, seven abandoned newborn kittens. 

Thank goodness Banner came and noticed her owner when she did! Ever since Banner discovered the kittens, she hasn't left their side. She's been caring and protecting them as if they were her own. 

Banner, you are a true hero! You can follow Banner on Instagram

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It's snack time for these adorable bobcat cubs! 

One lucky woman, Kathy Maniscalco, has been blessed with a family of bobcats that have seemed to really take a liking to her front porch! So much so, the furry invaded decided it would be the purrfect place to lay down, relax, and have some milk. 

Check out some other insanely adorable photos Maniscalco managed to capture of this little family! 

Thanks for sharing this lovely video with the internet, Kathy Maniscalco!

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What a great mother, teaching her youngling the ways of the word! 

Lucky Paws is recording videos of cute kittens growing up from day 1 to day 100 -- this is day 38. And on day 38, little baby kittens are learning how to drink from a bowl -- just like their mama! 

One little kitten, named Cream, seems to have understood the whole drinking concept pretty quickly! 

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Stolen Teddy Bear With Recording Of Late Mother's Message Returned

Thank goodness for good people! 

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Mara Soriano was moving when she had items stolen from her backpack. The items were important documents, an iPad, and the most important, a teddy bear. This wasn't just a teddy bear, it was special. The bear had a voice recording of Soriano's late mother, who had passed away in 2019. 

Safe to say, it was irreplaceable. 

Soriano told CBC, "At hospice her voice was different. Much softer. Not the mom I grew up with. That bear is the last memory I have of her speaking in her normal voice."

Anyone else's eyes getting a bit (or a lot) misty? 

We're just so happy to find out this heartbreaking tale does have a happy ending. Read on to see the full story: 

Story via WHIO TV

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Orca Mother Who Pushed Dead Calf For 17 Days Is Pregnant Again

Many of you recall the heartbreaking story of Tahlequah, the orca whose love and actions for her dead calf was seen around the world. 

Almost to this day two years ago, this devoted mother lost her baby calf and was so heartbroken, she kept her calf afloat for 17 days as she continuously carried it. It was a heartbreaking sight and it's a moment we can never forget. Whoever says animals don't have emotions -- you tell them Tahlequah's story. 

And now, two years after those gut-wrenching 17 days, Tahlequah is officially pregnant once again! This orca was obviously a born-to-be mother and we're so incredibly happy for her and her second chance at motherhood. 

According to Seattle Times, Tahlequah is still a ways away from a successful birth, and like all orcas, she will be requiring luck on her side to bring her baby into this world, and keep it alive. 

We wish her all the best. 

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Happy Mother's Day: Animal Edition (Pics and Vids)

We've said it before and we'll say it again! There's no love like a mother's love! 

Happy Mother's Day to all those terrific moms out there! You truly deserve some recognize this Mother's Day (maybe more than ever, for those of you who have been homeschooling these past few months). 

We appreciate you. 

And to celebrate the beauty that is mothers we have collected some loving family pictures -- animals, of course! Enjoy and have a wonderful day! 

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Stray Cat In Istanbul Takes Sick Kitten To The ER For Help

There's no love like a mother's love. This brave stray cat lives on the streets of Istanbul and seems to have no fear of humans, so when her kitten got sick -- this incredibly intelligent cat shows up at emergency room asking for help. 

There are only four images of this incredible moment, and according to the post, it mentions the emergency doctors helped by taking them to a vet. 

Love is powerful and a beautiful sight to behold, this mama cat truly loves her kitten. However, it's more than just the love she has for her kitten, it's also the level of trust she has in humans and apparently, the stray cats of Istanbul are mostly this trusting due to Turkey taking such wonderful care of their strays

Scroll down for all the info and stories about this mama cat and her kitten along with how wonderful it is to be a stray in Istanbul: 

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Even though these little cubs are all grown up now, doesn't mean we can't look back and appreciate the adorableness of their early years and the sweet sound of their squeaky "meows."

This mama lion is showing her kids around the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Footage was captured in August 2017. 

Sound on to hear the cuteness! 

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Is there anything more beautiful than a mother's love? Probably not. 

Even though these kittens are no longer kittens now, this video is just too heartwarming not to be resurfaced once more! 

Moments of bliss for this loving mother who softly meows at her kittens, as a form of communication. Add that sound to the purring and you've got nothing but happiness! 


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Woman And Orangutan Share Beautiful Moment Together As She Breastfeeds

Gemma Copeland was left in tears after visiting Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. 

While in the orangutan enclosure, Copeland realized her son, 15-month-old Jasper, was hungry. She sat down against the glass to breastfeed him when a female orangutan, named Sol, who had been watching Copeland intently, comes to sit beside her.. as if protecting her as she breastfeeds. 

Sadly, Sol had previously given birth to a stillborn infant. 

Copeland was moved to tears by the gesture, writing, "She looked directly into my eyes then placed her hand up as if to touch my son. I was in awe of this beautiful creature already. My son wanted feeding and as it was quiet I fed him whilst I sat there. The way the orangutan reacted took my breath away she kept looking at me, then my son then back again.

She sat with me for approximately half an hour, and kept stroking the glass and lay down next to me as if to support and protect me. I was absolutely gobsmacked and got quite a crowd of people turning up to see what was going on – people were sat watching quietly and respectfully. It was really lovely and I didn't want to leave – it felt incredible and I was crying so much because I couldn't take it in.

I had to share this because my mind was blown, we may be a species apart but breastfeeding connected us today in a once in a lifetime moment that will stay with me forever."

Sol undoubtably had a strong connection to this mother and her child. Orangutans are such gentle and loving souls, Sol is an example of that love.  

Story via The Scottish Sun

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Woman Becomes 'Wildlife Nanny' After Turtle Lays Eggs And Bails (A Thread)

She didn't choose the wildlife nanny life, it chose her. 

Tumblr user ruby-white-rabbit shared that unexpectedly, an expecting turtle, has laid eggs in her yard. 

She is in no way prepared to be a mother, and knows nothing about reptiles. But it was decided long before that she would be the chosen one to deliver these turtles. 


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Baby Sloth Reunited With Lost Mom Thanks To a Creative Technique Used By Wildlife Rescuers

Volunteers from Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica played recordings of displaced baby's cries over handheld speaker to locate brown-throated three-toed sloth mother. The infant was returned to its mother in a moving video. Via: National Geographic

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