By Helen Lawson
These adorable pictures show just how much these animals will grow one day - as they pose for a photo with their older counterparts.
The sweet snaps are an endearing glance at the life cycle of these beautiful creatures, with locations ranging from the exotic surrounds of a jungle to the more mundane comforts of home.
Some of the animals happily snuggle their smaller friends, while some looked a tad peeved to be upstaged by their cuter cousins.
This young giraffe will be as tall as Mum one day but for now will have to settle for her bowing her head for an affectionate nuzzle
Catastrophe: The shocked expressions of these cats suggests they were caught plotting their escape by climbing the blinds
Cor-gi blimey: this little pup has taken lessons from an older dog in learning how to strike the right pose for the camera
The older hedgehog didn't want to join in with the young upstart's attempt at a Mexican wave
Dad's pride: 'Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom'
This pesky husky pesters its older counterpart, left, while on the right, someone hasn't told this little pup to let sleeping dogs lie
Bam-BOO! This panda cub can try all it likes but its attempt at scaring a grown-up will only be cute, not terrifying
'Ear 'ear: This African elephant calf will walk tall one day
This cat had a successful trip to the pet shop, while these pups are dancing snout-to-snout in their sleep
The mini kitty is a shadow of its larger friend's former self
A pink nose peeks out of this mass of soft grey fur as these two enjoy a cat cuddle, while this foal on the right has a lot to look up to
Let's get quizzical: Puppy has its ears pricked and a questioning look as to why it should sit nicely for the camera, while its companion is clearly an seasoned pro
These two are s-loth to interrupt their embrace just because a pesky photographer wants a snap
Hide and seek, kitty-style: the cat on the left is on the hunt while our friend on the ladder is taking the higher ground to keep out of trouble
These ginger cats are enjoying a laze, unaware there's a disgruntled friend in the background desperate for a bit of the limelight
Grumpy cat is taking the Titanic approach to the beanbag: 'No room for you, Jack'
Rite of passage: every kitty has to learn how to steal off the counter with the help of a willing teacher while they can play the cute card to get away with it
Friday, August 24, 2012
By Helen Lawson