Mama polar bear knows how to lend her cub a helping paw7/21/2012
The crew aboard a recent cruise to study the effects of ocean acidification was treated to a heartwarming display from a mother polar bear and her two cubs. As the three emerge from the water to jump up onto the ice, one cub can't seem to get its footing. It struggles to get a foothold to prop itself up, but mom takes notice and is quick to step in. Rushing over, she lends a helping paw and gives her cub a boost up out of the cold water. And just try not to get distracted by the wave of "awwws" the crew lets out in the background.
What's the cutest thing you've ever seen a mother animal do?