The love and dedication animals show for their offspring is no less than it is for people and their children. As for the little ones - there's always the question of who gets the most attention!
Here are 17 photos of animals with their offspring.
1. Looking a bit overwhelmed!
2. Very pleased with herself!
3. You can feel the love...
4. Trying to keep awake as she feeds her litter of 9!
5. "Another one?"
6. One proud mom!
7. She was wary at first, but soon got the hang of looking after her kitten
8. Time for a well-earned nap!
9. Determined to keep them all warm and dry
10. The advantage of having a long tongue
11. Everyone's in fine form!
12. They grow up so quickly
13. Patience is a virtue
14. Play time with mom!
15. Dinner time
17. An over-excited calf