Vanessa Griffiths

Vanessa Griffiths

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This is Shaki and baby Shakinyet.   Shaki adopted this baby as her own and is an excellent mother.   She is fiercely protective and attentive towards the baby; despite the fact that baby Shakinyet is a long tailed macaque and is a different species from her. Shaki is a pig-tailed macaque

This is Shaki and baby Shakinyet. Shaki adopted this baby as her own and is an excellent mother. She is fiercely protective and attentive towards the baby, despite the fact that baby Shakinyet is a long-tailed macaque and Shaki is a pig-tailed macaque.

Newborn Animals Aren't Always Cute (but they get there eventually!)  What is it????  Look at the feet & tail & remember to be this little, it must survive in momma's pouch until large enough to make it's own way in the world!  It's a newborn Kangaroo!

This Joey (baby kangaroo) is compelled to make an unaided march from womb to pouch after only weeks of existence. A mother kangaroo has 3 vaginas and 2 wombs, male kangaroos have 2 penises.

A newborn echidna resting in a human hand.

This adorable little blob is Beau, an orphan Echidna puggle (baby) that was brought to the Taronga Zoo after it was found helpless on a hiking trail near Sydney, Australia. It's around 30 days old and lacks the spines typical of a grown-up echidna.