What we were looking at here is a Francois’ langur mother holding her infant son. We know, the mother is pitch black and the baby is bright orange, but they are definitely the same species. These langur monkeys are born with ginger fur which fades to black as they grow older.
It won’t be long before this baby’s parents will be arguing over who he resembles the most. Just like with human babies, it is hard to determine who they look like when they’re fresh out of the womb and they grow into more familiar features as time goes by.
Hide and Seek
This may come as a surprise to some of you but the capybara that you're looking at (as well as her sweet baby) is actually more closely related to a guinea pig than it is to, let's say, a beaver. As the biggest rodent in the world, it somehow made a name for itself it's quite a chill animal, unlike most of its rodent relatives.
We're not sure why, but for some reason when rats play hide and seek it's not nearly as cute. Just look at Junior's little head popping out of the barrel as Mom proudly protects him from behind. Adorable!
The Warmest of Hugs
This picture was taken on the Antarctic island of South Georgia, where fridges are obsolete even in the summer and bikini weather is unheard of. Not that kids and parents need any excuse to cuddle, but we bet that the cold weather was very conducive to what we're looking at here.
This fur seal mama and her fuzzy pup both have a nice, shiny, water-resistant coat to help keep them warm, but snuggling up real close with someone who loves you sounds like a much better way to avoid hypothermia. It sounds even more necessary when you learn that these two will go in the ice-cold water to hunt in just a bit. They need all the heat they can get.
But I Haven't Brushed My Hair Yet!
Tawny frogmouths look a lot like the love child of an owl and a muppet but they are actually neither. Native to mainland Australia and the island of Tasmania, these birds are a joy to observe. All it takes is one look at this picture of a baby bird and their parent to understand that they are their own separate breed.
These two seem incredibly surprised though we're not sure why. Maybe they are just upset that there's a camera in their faces before they had a chance to groom their feathers this morning. Seriously, these birds actually clean up quite nicely.
This Little Piggy
Everybody knows babies are small but it still somehow always takes us by surprise to realize just how tiny newborns can be. The animal kingdom is pretty similar in that respect (depending on the species, of course). We all know that piglets are by definition smaller than their mothers, but this picture demonstrates by just how much.
As the big sow here is taking a nice nap in the hay, her little piglet snuggles up close to her. And as he does that, we can see that his whole body is about the same size as her nose and that he can very well use one of her ears as a blanket.