This post is definitely a ‘just because’ post. It’s fascinating to see the mothering instinct of animals in these pictures. I dare you to get to the end without saying ‘ahhhhhh’…

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 14/10/2014 - Programme Name: Life Story - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: A meerkat (Suricata suricatta) pup clings to an adult in the Kalahari, South Africa. Pups are vulnerable to all sorts of dangers, so rely on adults for safety and guidance. - (C) Sophie Lanfear - Photographer: Sophie Lanfear