Think 9 months sounds long? Female elephants have a 22-month pregnancy! Now that’s one mom deserving of a Mother’s Day! Elephants live in a matriarchal society though so once the baby is born, the other females in the herd all lend a hand, including grandmothers, sisters, aunts and even cousins. Here are 13 of our favorite photos of baby elephants and their mothers…
A fuzzy baby otter at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka, Japan. Several baby otters are on display for 30 minutes a day at an exhibition that will run until March 16, 2012.
A baby otter, exhibited for 30 minutes a day
Baby otters take a nap together
A baby otter lies on a towel at the Osaka Aquarium
Baby otters snuggle together during nap time
A baby otter wraps around his trainer’s hand
A baby otter poses for the camera