A European brown bear cuddles her cub in the Bavarian Forest National Park in Germany. Tragically the little cub recently lost his only two siblings, making this touching picture all the more poignant.
The Meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and SW Angola, and in South Africa. I love Meerkats!