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CUTENESS OVERLOAD IN THIS FUN GALLERY

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 11 October 2019

We’re back with another dose of just what the doctor ordered: adorably cute wild baby animals of Africa! After the success of our last gallery, we’re turning our eyes to the incredibly close bonds that these babies share with their parents. This epic celebration gallery would not be possible if not for the stunning photographs entered in our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition. SCROLL DOWN to enjoy this gallery. 

A cheetah mother with her cubs after heavy rains in Lake Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
A cheetah mother with her cubs after heavy rains in Lake Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz
A young hyena cub is groomed by its mother in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
A young hyena cub is groomed by its mother in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Dan Stevens


A mother mountain gorilla with her baby in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Andrey Gudkov
A mother mountain gorilla with her baby in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Left: An elephant calf reaches up to take leaves from its mother’s mouth in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve © William Messmer; Top right: A young lion cub plays with his father in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume; Bottom right: A meerkat pup peers out from between two adults, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Edmund Aylmer
An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard


Two juvenile Cape foxes suckle on their mother in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa
Two juvenile Cape foxes suckle on their mother in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
Three elephant calves are herded towards the waterhole in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Three elephant calves are herded towards the waterhole in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Janet Pitts
Lion cubs look up at their mother while at a wildebeest kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Lion cubs look up at their mother while at a wildebeest kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daniel Koen


A black-backed jackal is welcomed by pups who are looking to be fed in Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
A black-backed jackal is welcomed by pups who are looking to be fed in Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont
Tired mothers… Left: “Best pillow in the world” – a lion cub rests with his mother in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid; Top right: A spotted hyena cub playfully chews his mother’s neck in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss; Bottom right: Warthog piglets give their mother some love in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda © Michele Addison

 

A leopardess and her cub play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
A leopardess and her cub play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim


A lion cub getting ready to pounce on his father's tail in Etosha National Park, Namibia
A lion cub gets ready to pounce on his father’s tail in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume
A tender moment between a giraffe and her calf in Naivasha, Kenya
A tender moment between a giraffe and her calf in Naivasha, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
Young lions at play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Young lions at play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

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