If you think humans are the only ones who are capable of showing emotion to their children, think again. Some of the world’s most ferocious animals are capable treating their offspring with love and affection. Even though you are more likely to see animals fight, stalk and eat, there are times where the actions of parent animals will tug on your heart strings. Here are eight animal parenting moments that will make you smile or scream.

Mother Possum and Cubs

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No matter how old your children get, you’ll never want to let them go too far from home or your heart. Apparently, mother possum’s and their cubs feel the same way. In fact, a mother possum is so protective about her babies that she is willing to carry all of them on her back to keep them safe from danger.