When six orphaned three-day-old wild boar piglets were brought at the Lehnitz Animal Sanctuary in Berlin, Germany, a French Bulldog appropriately named Baby quickly adopted them and started treating them as her own puppies.
The piglets were found shivering and cold and were orphaned after their mother was probably shot by hunters.
In Berlin, the wild boar population is believed to number 10,000. The animals tear up turf in people’s backyards and sports fields and are considered nuisances.
That makes them vulnerable targets and means that once a piglet begins to trust humans it can never be released back into the wild.
And as adorable and cuddly as these two-pound babies looked when they arrived at the animal sanctuary in 2012, they are now grown adults and are unfit for wild life.
And as far as Baby is concerned, this is not her first experience as a surrogate mother. Previously, the French Bulldog has taken care of other sanctuary rescues, including cats and even a raccoon.
Here is Baby with one of her babies:
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