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Awww! Motherhood is so beautiful, and when it comes to the animal kingdom, it's always just way too precious for us to handle. This bunny mama just gave birth to some bunbuns of her own and she has turned into a super mama bunny, grooming them, feeding them, and loving them. 

Bunnies are some of the cutest animals around, we love seeing them in tiny hats, we love seeing their long floppy ears, and we especially love seeing their babies. And we gotta pay some respects to this amazing bunny mama after seeing just how much she cares for her babies. 

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Giant Panda Cub Born At The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

A huge congrats to the attentive and caring mother, Mei Xiang! 

According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, the moment the cub was born on August 21st, Mei Xiang picked up the newborn cub and immediately began to cradle and care for it. Just like any loving and devoted mother would. 

Animal care staff heard the cub vocalize and were able to catch a glimpse of the newborn. As of now, the team is monitoring Mei Xiang and her cub via the Zoo's panda cams. From what the team has observed so far, the panda cub appears to be strong and healthy. 

Check out some of the Smithsonian's panda cam footage below! 

Story via Smithsonian National Zoo

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Animal Images Describe Numerous Motherhood Emotions

Oh, the joys of motherhood in the animal kingdom! From the cuddling and protecting to the overly exhausted and overworked parents. 

Mothers, animals or not, are all the same. Endless love to give their little ones but they're also in need of a vacation! 

Here are 25 images (some vids) of all the different displays of motherhood emotions, as told by the animal kingdom. 


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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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After losing her baby chicks, this mother hen has taken in seven little critters into her care: 5 ducklings and 2 Totenko Fowl chicks. This mama has her work cut out for her! 

Protective and caring, this mother hen is turning out to be the best mother these other little critters could've ever hoped for! 

Don't believe us? Watch how these chicken dotes on the ducklings and how the ducklings flock to her -- instead of their actual birth mother. 

Maternal instinct comes to naturally this caring chicken. 

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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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Momma Cat Adopts Puppy Into Her Litter

Motherhood just comes naturally to some! Meet Jada, a British shorthair cat living in Brookfield, Connecticut. Jada is one of those born-to-be mothers as she also adopted a newborn Chihuahua, named Lazarus, into her litter. 

Lazarus originally had quite a troublesome entry into the world for the puppy.

told CTInsider. "This mother has really saved his life."' data-reactid="13" type="text">The animals' owner, veterinarian Sharon Eisen told CTInsider, "I didn't think he was going to make it. This mother has really saved his life."

Last week, Lazarus's birth mother underwent a C-section, and since she wasn't awake for the procedure, she didn't develop mothering instincts, not producing milk and effectively abandoning newborn Lazarus. 

Eisen continued, "We had a puppy with no mother and no milk," she also tried alternative feeding methods that all proved fruitless. 

When it came down to saving this pup's life, Eisen decided to test the formulas for both kittens and puppies, and compared the two milks and came to the conclusion that the milks shared enough similarities. Thus leading to having Jada nurse Lazarus.

Eisen introduced Lazarus to Jada, who had recently birthed a litter of kittens, of which she lost one. 

It was the moment when Eisen saw Jada cleaning Lazarus, as she would one of her own, that Eisen knew Lazarus has been fully accepted.

And to make the moment even sweeter, Eisen says Lazarus has also been accepted by the rest of the kittens! 

See the heartwarming pics below:

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