Jul 8, 2009
This is an amazing collection of baby animal images from National Geographic. They are so beautiful, inspiring and moving. Besides the beauty of nature that all National Geographic photos show these are even more beautiful because they show sweet animal babies, and are the images of protecting mothers and their cubs. I hope you will enjoy in these amazing captions that show us how does a childhood look like in the wild. You can find more photos like these here.
A baby harp seal rest on the Arctic ice
A baby harp seal rests on the Arctic ice. Its mother can distinguish it from hundreds of others by scent alone.
A baby Asian elephant emerging from tall grass
Baby elephants are born big, standing approximately three feet (one meter) tall and weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) at birth. They nurse for two to three years, and are fully mature at 9 (females) to 15 (males) years of age.
Female lynx and her young kitten
Lynxes are known for the black tufts of fur on the tips of their ears and their thick fur.
Black bear mother and cub
Mother black bears are notoriously protective of their cubs, who stay with their mothers for about two years.
A leopard cub plays with his mother’s tail
Usually solitary animals, leopard cubs live with their mothers for two years, learning how to hunt. Cubs are born in pairs and are grayish with no discernible spots.
A bobcat kitten in the wild
Bobcat kittens are born in litters of one to six and will stay with their mother for up to one year before heading off on their own.
A mother polar bear coaxes her cub up a snow bank
Dutiful mothers, female polar bears usually give birth to twin cubs, which stay with her for more than two years until they can hunt and survive on their own.
A female African cheetah and her three cubs
Cheetah mothers typically give birth to a litter of three cubs, all of which will stay with her for one and a half to two years before venturing off on their own. When interacting with her cubs, cheetah mothers purr, just like domestic cats.
A six-months-old bear hold on a tree trunk
Black bears are excellent climbers, scaling trees to play, hide, eat, and even hibernate.
An American crocodile emerging from its eggshell
Female crocs lay their eggs in clutches of 20 to 60 eggs. After the eggs have incubated for about three months, the mother opens the nest and helps her young out of their shells.