Zoo KidsAnimal Moms and Their Little Ones Pose for Pics (Photos)05.12.12Zoo KidsAnimal Moms and Their Little Ones Pose for Pics (Photos)An adorable baby giraffe was just born at a Chicago zoo, joining the ranks of too-cute-too-handle little animals. Here’s a look at some of the prizewinners and their mommies.05.12.12 8:45 AM ETNothing is more powerful than a mother’s love, and it doesn’t manifest itself in a cuter way than when a baby animal cuddles up to its mom. Here are some pictures that will up your “awww” factor. Jim Young/ReutersAn unnamed baby male giraffe sits beneath his mother, Jasiri, at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago, IL. The calf was born on June 21 and is the 59th giraffe born at the zoo. Christian Hartmann / ReutersJoy the lioness looks perfectly content as her 2-month-old cub nuzzles up at the Zurich Zoo. Roland Weihrach, AFP / Getty ImagesBottlenose dolphin Delphi grins as her baby, Doerte, swims next to her. The 2-month-old dolphin was bred and born in captivity in Germany’s Duisburg Zoo, which is a relatively rare occurrence. Andrey Smirnov, AFP / Getty ImagesThis little polar bear looks like it’s asking for some attention. That’s the price of having to share mom with two siblings in the Moscow Zoo. Bela Szandelszky / AP PhotoA mandrill mom clutches her baby during their first public appearance at the Budapest Zoo. She has good reason to be protective—mandrills are an endangered species of West Africa. Elmer Martinez, AFP / Getty ImagesXochitl and her two puma cubs shoot model-esque looks at the camera as they pose for this family photo at the National Zoo in Nicaragua. Xinhua / LandovWho wants to trade places with that baby giant panda? Bai Xue holds her cub close in their enclosure in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China. William West, AFP / Getty ImagesThis alabaster colobus baby doesn’t get its coloring until it’s a few months old. It’s unimaginable that anyone could hurt one of these adorable monkeys, but the colobus population in Africa is being threatened by the large-scale trade of bushmeat. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty ImagesTatu, a Rothschild giraffe, leans down to give her newborn a kiss. This one is only 3 days old, but the average baby giraffe is already 5 or 6 feet tall at birth. Sebastien Bozon, AFP / Getty ImagesA 3-month-old pied tamarin admires its mother’s mustache at a zoo in northern France. The unusual-looking monkey is only found in one part of the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. Mark Kolbe / Getty ImagesSumatran tiger Jumilah doesn’t seem to mind her cubs trampling over her. The 3-month-old babies were born in Sydney, Australia. Arno Burgi, AFP / Getty ImagesHe may only be 2 years old, but Dodi already looks as wise as his mother, Daisy. The mother-son orangutan duo stays close for his second-birthday photo shoot. Britta Pedersen, AFP / Getty ImagesZebuLooks like someone’s getting a scolding. A little zebu stands up to her mother, Franka, at Tierpark in Berlin.