Baby Animals Photos From National Geographic

  • A baby harp seal restsA baby harp seal rests on the Arctic ice. Its mother can distinguish it from hundreds of others by scent alone.
    Photograph by Norbert Rosing

  • Baby elephants are born big, standing approximately three feet (one meter) tall and weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) at birth. They nurse for two to three years, and are fully mature at 9 (females) to 15 (males) years of age.
    Photograph by William Albert Allard

  • Mother black bears are notoriously protective of their cubs, who stay with their mothers for about two years.
    Photograph by Norbert Rosing

  • Cheetah mothers typically give birth to a litter of three cubs, all of which will stay with her for one and a half to two years before venturing off on their own. When interacting with her cubs, cheetah mothers purr, just like domestic cats.
    Photograph by Chris Johns

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