Oh my goodness, meet Gerda and her then three months old daughter, Shilka. Those candid and rarely photographed little moments were captured little under two years ago in the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia. By today Gerda is the proud mom of two polar bears and she is known for being one of the sweetest polar bear mom's around. Those photos above truly show how deep, special and incredibly strong a mother’s love is. Melts my heart!
P.S: Bear yoga and the bear who dared.
(via Daily Mail via The Siberian Times. Photos by Vera Salnitskaya)