Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sweet Babies











Thought you might enjoy seeing these sweet young babies with their parents. Most of them are being cared for by their mommies; only one is being tended to by the daddy. Can you guess which one? (Top to bottom: rhino, flamingo, dolphin, giraffe, leopard, elephant.)
Note: I added the rhino later, so he doesn't count. He was just born three days ago!



12 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Very cute pictures. These parents are very loving and caring. That is always good to see in people or animals. I am not sure which one, maybe the giraffe.

Hope you have a very good day. connie from Texas

Neesie said...

Babies..babies..babies...I love 'em all....human or animal! Thank you mommy for sharing these adorable pictures.

Cathy said...

Love the sweet pictures, Maxine! Maybe the leopard, is it a leopard?

Beka said...

So cute!

Is it the giraffe that is being cared for by its Daddy?

Lori said...

Sweet pictures! So cool to see God's animals lovin'!!

I'm going to say the Giraffe.

Beverly said...

My guess would be the giraffe ... such cute pictures :-)

A Note From Theresa said...

I guess the flamingo, because all the other ones are mammals, and the babies need the "mothers milk" And birds are not, and don't make milk. Thus the flamingo is being cared for by his daddy.

Maxine said...

You got it, Theresa! And you reasoned it out just right! You are smart! The description for the second photo reads: "A month old chilean flamingo chick is fed crop milk by its father."

This photo was taken on September 10th at the Bronx zoo. Hope everyone enjoyed seeing these delightful babies! I sure did. I'll probably show you more in the future.

Maxine said...

I guess I should say, to be accurate, that crop milk is some sort of milk that is secreted by certain pigeons and other birds that is stored in the "crop" of those animals. But it is different than the milk given from the breasts of female mammals. Like Theresa said, in mammals the mom has to do it.

Bethany said...

Very cute pictures. I love them so much!
Bethany

sparrow's song said...

Oh rats, I thought it was the giraffe.

But my favorite photo is the Dolphins.

Elise said...

Oh, I thought for sure that the last picture would be Lena with her mama! :) These all are so cute.