National Zoo Baby Animals And Moms Celebrate Mother's Day In Adorable Photos

May 09, 2013 | Updated May 10, 2013
Clyde Nishimura / Smithsonian National Zoo


Don't say we didn't warn you.

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Smithsonian National Zoo released photos of some of its most adorable mom and baby pairs. The images are pretty clear evidence that the bond between a mother and child is there no matter the species.

There's been a baby boom recently at the zoo. Sloth bear cub Hank was born in December and will make his National Zoo debut this summer, and twin cheetah cubs Carmelita and Justin, named after Olympic sprinters, just celebrated their first birthday.

Meanwhile, we're pretty obsessed with these two clouded leopard cubs born in February. They're growing up fast and are the cutest things we've seen in a long time.

Do any of these animal mom and baby pairs remind you of your own maternal relationship? Share in the comments!

National Zoo Moms and Babies

And, just because, here are some more photos of those adorable clouded leopard cubs:

Clouded Leopard Cubs

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