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15 animals show the true meaning of parenthood

05 Sep 2015 | by Neha Manchanda | Posted in: Wag News

“In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” - N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

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There is no other way to explain the love of a parent. Even today, if I am unwell or down in the dumps, all I want is my parents. Their warm embrace, gentle smiles and loving eyes make the world a better place. 

Often, due to unforeseen circumstances, many young children - humans and animals - get separated from their mothers at young age.During such critical times, the maternal instincts of other loving and caring mothers & fathers plays an important role in the care of the young ones. We bring to you 15 such beautiful parent child relationships. Afterall, a parent's love knows no bounds, or species in this case.

This boxer who rescued and adopted this lamb

boxer and goat

This cat who adopted the injured squirrel and brought her up as her own

cat and squrrel

This cow who adopted the orphaned lambs and took care of them

cow and sheep

This Great Dane who adopted a calf to raise as her own

dog and deer

This Joey (baby Kangaroo) who is the baby to a Pointer

dog and kangaroo

When their mum refused to care for them, this Collie mix came to the rescue of the cubs

dog and lion cubs

This monkey lost his mum to stone throwers, the dog came to his rescue

dog and moneky

This pointer who takes care of a Tiger Cub and a Golden puppy

dog and tiger

These two rabbits found love and care with a Golden retriever

golden and rabiits

She fell from her nest and the Pointer cared for her till she could fly away into the night. 

pointer and  owl

This rabbit who cares for the three abandoned kittens

rabbit and kittens

This lamb knows love and care of her adopted mum

spaniel and sheep

This pig who cares for the lamb along with her own piglets

the pig and lamb

Unlikely relationship but a treasured one

tiger and pig

This hippopotamus who loves his shelled mum

turtle and hippo

Do you know of such unusual parent child relationships? Do write into us and share your experience

Image courtesy: Guardian.co.uk / Telegraph.co.uk / Indian Express / Mirror

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