A tiny little anteater sits on the back of its mother – or are anteaters a lot bigger than we thought they were? Wow, some species are almost two meters long from nose to tail, and that’s not even counting the famous tongue. Okay, back to the picture. Kids will often get tired if they’re out and about.
Sometimes that’s because they are tiny and weak and don’t actually have all that much energy, sometimes it’s just because they’re bored. A lot of members of the animal kingdom go this route because it means they know for sure where the little brats are.
Go On, Introduce Yourself
Kids are fine if they're around people they know, but strangers are another matter. If someone they don't know comes up and tries to talk to them, they're more likely to hide behind a parent than get into a conversation.
While this is usually the proper tactic – who knows what that stranger has in mind – it can still be awkward if the person is a friend of the parents. This tiny little elephant looks like it has no idea how to deal with the photographer as it hides next to its much, much larger mom.
That Karen Look
If there's one thing that young kids understand, it's that the parents are where safety is. That's how it should be, anyway. This orangutan mom, Suma, is not only holding tight to her little one (Unnamed as of yet) but she's also sporting a hairstyle that looks pretty close to the standard Karen look.
Just look at that flow. She's bound to make some non-orangutans jealous with that kind of eye-catching 'do. And such a matronly look on her face, too. It seems like this world-weary mom is already aware of what it's like to care for another.
We've All Been There
There are few things more important to moms than making sure their kids' faces are clean. If you're like us, you can still remember the rough washcloth material after a day of playing outside.
You can taste the tap water, and feel your mom's hand on the other side of the cloth. It's like this throughout the entire animal kingdom, and this picture shows us a good example of both sides of the equation. For the mom, it's just another day on the job, but for the kid, it looks like the end of the world.
He's Not Used to It
Four kids are a lot for anybody to handle. When Dad has a day off from mice-catching to watch the kids while Mom heads on a trip for a little while, that's what it looks like.
We aren't even certain that the big cat on the left is the dad, but it sure looks like it. There's a certain lionlike appearance to it, with a big mane and a large snout. It also looks like he's about ready to call it quits on the whole parenting thing. To his credit, all four of the children look like they're getting on all right.