It's not always easy being a mom. Feeding the kids, cleaning up, teaching valuable life skills, mediating sibling squabbles -- and that's just the lions!
In honor of the human moms we celebrate on Mother's Day, here's a cavity-inducing cavalcade of cuteness from the animal kingdom (or should we say "queendom"?), featuring moms and babies of all species. And to our own moms, we say thanks for everything...and especially for not carrying us around by the scruff of the neck.