For most animals the bond between mother and baby is strong and a crucial component for growing up. In some cases it is the only emotional tie they will ever share - but for a lucky few, the relationship extends beyond the maternal parent to an entire extended family unit. For these wild babies this added support gives them the freedom of independence, and the comfort and support that only comes from keeping it in the family. With siblings or adults to share new experiences with, it is a union that will shape their characters and prepare them for the challenges of the future. Animals featured include: banded mongoose, baboon, elephant, cheetah, lion, warthog and African wild cat.