Pups, cubs, chicks, or kittens: There’s no denying that animal babies are just about the cutest things in existence. What’s the only thing that could make them cuter? A photo of them hanging out with their favorite creature in the world: Their moms. Animal moms are instinctively protective, so it’s hard to get up close and personal with them when you see them with their young. Luckily, we have these amazing, adorable photographs to get our daily dose of preciousness. Check out these 30 sweet mom-and-baby animal photos below. #21 will make you heart melt.