Mother and Baby Elephants

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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…

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Cute Baby Otters

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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.

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A baby otter, exhibited for 30 minutes a day

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Baby otters take a nap together

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A baby otter lies on a towel at the Osaka Aquarium

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Baby otters snuggle together during nap time

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A baby otter wraps around his trainer’s hand

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A baby otter poses for the camera

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