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25 of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

Source: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/25-cutest-parenting-moments-animal-kingdom.html

The animal kingdom harbors many parenting secrets. Compared with humans, animals have both unique and similar ways of parenting their offspring. For instance, elephants rely on young females to act as babysitters for their young calves–sound familiar?

Not everything animal parents do is identical to human parents. For instance, the Panda bear commonly gives birth to two babies but she only raises one. Before you go thinking Panda moms are callous and cruel, it’s not that at all. Instead, out in the rough and tough wild mothering one baby requires all of the resources a Panda has to offer. Her decision boils down to one healthy baby or two weak babies.

Not everything is bleak out in the wild, in fact few things are. It appears animals enjoy raising their young just as much as us furless humans! Check out these photos of the cutest parenting moments in the animal kingdom to see just how much fun animal families have living life on the wild side.
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This Polar Bear cuddles her baby close, her thick claws and foreboding paws keeping a tight grip on her sweet little cub. 

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David Lazar shot this stunning image of two lionesses living in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. The two adoringly gaze at their baby sibling, with pride often reserved to parents. 

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How cute are they?!?!

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This mama helps her baby to stay afloat as they go for a swim in the waters they call home.

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How about a nap now? 

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Baby squirrels are so small and hairless you can hardly tell what they are–but this mama knows her baby when she sees him.

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What is under this mommy’s colorful wings–2 sleepy chicks!

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This is one strong possum carting around 6 babies on her back, while simultaneously scaling a fence–you go mom! 

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“Wait up Ma!” This Fox hollers, clinging tight to his mommy’s bushy fox tail.

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Elephants are the only other species (besides us humans) that visits the graves of their deceased loved ones. You can only imagine how much love elephants have for their offspring. This adorable pair link trunks as they travel onward.

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How Bear-y cute are these two?!

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Parents always know best–this loving mother swan tucks her babies under her wings where they will stay warm and dry while traveling across the pond.

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Crocodiles are not often considered “cute” but despite their scaly skin and forbidding sharp teeth, turns out they are family-orienated! Udayan Rao Pawar, was voted Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013 after he snapped the photo below of a croc family. He camped out on the banks of the Chambal River in India in order to see 2 gharial crocodile colonies. While the animal sightings at the Chambal River are incredible, the area is threatened by illegal sand-mining and fishing.

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Play Time! This big mama finds her baby cub’s ticklish spots!

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Penguins use a buddy system to help watch over their young, adults take turns forming groups around baby penguins in order to keep them safe and warm.

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No butts about it, these two are definitely related.

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As mom and dad share a passionate embrace, the little one begs for some attention around here. 

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Peek-a-Boo–Did someone say FISH?!?!  These two grizzly bears play in deep water, baby isn’t afraid, she knows she has her mom there to protect her. 

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“But I’m already clean!”

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Papa bear teaches his cub some things

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Has anyone seen my baby chick? 

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While mama hunts for some food, baby decides now is a nice time to take a nap. 

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When you become a parent (human or animal) you realize that the one thing greater than enjoying a good meal is feeding a good meal to your children.

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You might think this bird has one too many legs, but think again….

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Photo Credits: Anton BelovodchenkoDailymailUKJan PelcmanChuck Babbitthqwide,Pensivesquirrel.wordpress.com Ric SeetJeanette DiAndaIgor Shpilenok, Laurie Rubin, Tin Man,  DailyMail, Udayan Rao PawarDaniel MungerFrederuque Olivier/John Downer ProductionsUKDailyMailWolfgang von VietinghoffMarco MattiussiMichael NicholsEdwin Kats, Jim Ridley,  ImgurAndre PretoriusMichael Milicia

Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza

Five Palestinian fishermen managed to jump into the water and swim to shore before the boat sank

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Source: worldbulletin.net

Israeli naval forces have sunk a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the Gaza Strip Thursday.

“Three Israeli naval gunboats opened heavy machine fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off the shores of the central Gaza Strip city of Deir al-Balah,” Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza’s Fishermen Union, told Anadolu Agency.

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Subhana’llah: White Whale (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The beluga whale or white whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. Belugas are gregarious and they form groups of up to 10 animals on average, although during the summer months, they can gather in the hundreds or even thousands in estuaries and shallow coastal areas. They are slow swimmers, but can dive down to 700 m (2,300 ft) below the surface. They are opportunistic feeders and their diets vary according to their locations and the season. They mainly eatfish, crustaceans and other deep-sea invertebrates.

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ZARQA WATERFALL, TETOUAN MOROCCO (IMAGES)

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My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014

NORTH COAST OF MOROCCO (VIDEOS)

info-pictogram1 Morocco (Arabic: المغرب‎ al-Maġrib, French: Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maġribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, meaning “The Western Kingdom”) and Al-Maghrib (Arabic:المغرب‎, meaning “The West”) are commonly used as alternate names. Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir,Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab,indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.

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LOCATIONS:

– TETOUAN
– MARINA SMIR
– CABO NEGRO
– MARTIL
– AMSA
– M’DIQ RINCON
– BOANAN 
– ZARQA

Subhana’llah: Armadillo (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 Armadillos have short legs, but can move quite quickly, and have the ability to remain under water for as long as six minutes. Because of the density of its armor, an armadillo will sink in water unless it swallows air, inflating its stomach to twice normal size and raising its buoyancy above that of water, allowing it to swim across narrow streams and ditches.