In honor of Mother’s Day, cute baby animals

In the spirit of Mother’s Day on Sunday, here’s a look at some of our favorite mother/offspring shots from the Henry Doorly Zoo.

See even more cuteness in our baby animal photo gallery.

A new male Francois langur was born on Aug. 11, 2010. JAMES R. BURNETT/THE WORLD-HERALD

Mfisha nuzzles one of her lion cubs at the Henry Doorly Zoo on March 29, 2013, the day their names were announced. Taj, Josiri, Kya, Leela and Zuri were born Dec. 29, 2012. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Yes, we’re talking Mother’s Day, but let’s give it up for this dad.

A Gentoo penguin feeds one of two of his chicks in the Scott Aquarium at  the Henry Doorly Zoo in January 2010. Five Gentoo penguins hatched the month before. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD HERALD

A week-old female giraffe born March 16, 2012, at the zoo. It was the first calf born at the zoo since 2007 and the 29th since 1979. JAMES R. BURNETT/THE WORLD-HERALD

A  day-old Sumatran tiger cub gets a bath from its mother at the Henry Doorly Zoo in 1998.

Chris Machian

About Chris Machian

I was born in Omaha, graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a journalism degree in 2004 and have spent most of my life here. I was a photo intern with the Omaha World-Herald in 2003 and had various roles with the company before becoming a staff photographer. I love to shoot UNO hockey and last year placed video and still cameras inside the goal to provide our readers with another unique perspective. My goal is to use available technology in ways that help our readers understand the stories we cover. For instance, in 2011 I used Gigapan technology to provide a wide view of flooded areas while allowing users to zoom in on the smaller details. My love of this job extends beyond disasters and sporting events; I also enjoy covering the events that help define Omaha's cultural landscape.
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