Becoming a new parent is one of life’s biggest and most meaningful milestones. From the day that you bring a new bundle of joy into the world, your entire life begins to revolve around the safety and well-being of this child. Parenthood is such a beautiful and transformational thing – but it’s not all roses and sunshine. There are, of course, financial and social sacrifices, sleepless nights, added stress and responsibilities. The overwhelming feelings and emotions that new mothers experience are hard to sum up, but these pictures of animal parents with their kids do a pretty good job of encapsulating the general idea.