Sometimes a mother just has to take a seat and enjoy a snack. The giant panda cub isn’t willing to give its mother even a single moment without bothering her.
Pandas eat anywhere between twenty-six and eighty-four pounds of bamboo in a day, and that means lots of munching and crunching. For a little panda cub that wants to make sure it grows up big and strong, that doesn’t leave a lot of time to play around with its mother – but it looks like it’s finding a way to make her make time for it.
The Whole Family Is Here
As three young kittens look on, Mom and Dad hash out one of their many issues. Maybe it's who gets to sleep in the sun today? Or maybe who has to clean the litter box, or who is the one to meow at the owners until they dish out the kibble?
On the other hand, it doesn't look like the parents are actually having a fight – cats tend to use their back legs in an actual fight. So are these two cats just hanging out a little bit, it's adorable.
When parents are hard at work, kids seem to really enjoy sneaking up on them. Some kids are a little better at it than others, and some may discover that their parents always know exactly where they are and exactly what they are doing at all times.
On the other hand, sometimes the kids can get a drop on Mom or Pop, like how this foal is about to startle a mare. Remember, all kids love to play. All kids, even a creature as stately and proud as the noble horse, have a bit of goofball inside of them.
You Need to Clean Behind Your Ears
For some reason, parents always harp on the spots behind the ears! Why there? Well, lots of grime can collect back there, grime being the catch-all for all of the possible substances – and there are a lot.
For us humans, it's as simple as grabbing a washcloth and giving it a rub behind your listeners, but lower primates that don't have washcloths have a little bit more of a difficult time. In this picture, a mom is checking to make sure her little guy or gal has been cleaning properly.
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.