Whether it's humans or animals, a special bond exists between a mother and her child.

From teaching their offspring to forage for food, flap their wings and fly, or just safely navigate the big world they've entered, mom's within the animal kingdom play an especially important role in the survival of their babies.

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In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, here are some adorable baby animals along with their loving moms.

Adorable Colorado Animal Mothers with their Babies

Check out the motherly love going on in these photos captured from around Colorado.

Uncommon Animals of Colorado

It's pretty rare to see these types of wildlife in Colorado.

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