If you needed any more proof as to what amazing parents we have in the animal kingdom, look no further than these loving moms and dads.
This mama bear and part-time swim coach
This bird reminding her chicks to wear a mom when they go out
This fox who has found a much better way to "hold hands"
This monkey reminding her child that bugs are for eating, not playing with
This bird who (literally) took these two under her wing
This giraffe who knows that growing WAY up takes time
This koala who knows the power of a good hug
This cat who put her little one down for a nap and then decided she needed one too...
This golden retriever who doesn't even mind that her back paw is asleep
This otter who loves being a flotation device
This hippo who dreads the day her baby finally grows bigger than her head
This swan chauffeuring his kiddos to school
These prairie dogs who are OMG SO EMBARRASSING
This hippo who knows that baby steps apply to swimming, too
This possum whose kids had better behave back there or so help me---
This elephant who knows that trunk kisses heal scraped knees
This rodent who knows the value of a balanced diet
These penguins who know it takes a village to raise a chick
This leopard who knows that all her patience will pay off one day
This pangolin who knows how to get the baby to settle down
This tiger who just wanted to get that smudge you had on your face
This mare who's had enough of all this horsing around
This dog who likes to keep order in this house
This rhino who's a big softy under her tough exterior
This alpaca giving a good morning nuzzle
This wallaby with a very unique family
This hippo teaching a lesson in stranger danger
This elephant who still doesn't trust her calf to cross the street alone
This bear offering his cub a new perspective
This bird who doesn't mind playing piggyback
These kitties who really believe in family bonding
This squirrel who is already amazed by the wonders of new life
This cat who is showing her kid where the humans hide the good stuff
This bird who insists on only feeding her young ones truly organic worms
This wolf who knows that howling lessons are essential.
This lion dad who plans on giving his son absolutely everything he needs to be king
This dog dad giving stair-climbing lessons
This cat emphasizing the importance of spying on the birds next door
This snail who wants his kiddo to grow up nice and slow
This polar bear who knows the balance between tough love...
...and soft love.