My favorite animal: Giraffes. A new born giraffe is surrounded by its family. The photograph was taken at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa, just 45 minutes after the mother gave birth Picture: BRENDON JENNINGS / CATERS NEWS
Ali Jarekji/REUTERS at the Jordan Zoo; jaguar mom Lolo enjoying a good wrestle (and occasional nibble) from her newborn cub. Unlike her spotted cub, Lolo possesses and exhibits more dark pigmentation than a typical jaguar.