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The best animal photos of February

Feb. 29, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
A baby giraffe shares a moment of tenderness with her mother Santana inside an enclosure at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden on Feb. 24.

Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

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Baby giraffe and mother

A baby giraffe — just a few days old and standing at 170 centimeters — shares a moment of tenderness with her mother Santana on Feb. 24  inside an enclosure at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden.