We have all seen animal surrogate mothers taking care of another species. Usually it is a cat taking care of a baby squirrel or a dog taking care of kittens or vice versa. But recently in Germany just outside of Berlin a surrogate story is taking place but with a little twist.

Six little baby wild boars were orphaned and found in a wooded area near Berlin. It is guessed that maybe the mother was killed by a hunter. Wild boars are very common in Germany, even in the big cities. Recent estimates have put the boar population at more than 10,000 in Berlin alone. Here they live in extensive wooded areas and often venture into backyards and sports fields, tearing up the turf to look for food.

The 3 day old piglets were taken to the Lehnitz animal sanctuary just outside Berlin and Baby, a resident 8 year old French bulldog took straight to them when they were brought in last Saturday. As soon as Baby the bulldog saw them, she ran right over to them and started snuggling them and keeping them warm, even though they're almost her size.

Sanctuary worker Norbert Damm, describes Baby as an Uber mom! She cannot nurse the piglets of course so they are being bottle fed by the sanctuary workers. Once they are old enough at about 3 months they will be released into a nature reserve. Since they will have no fear of humans they can't be released into the wild for that very reason. In the meantime Baby will be right there with them raising her new babies. This is not the first time she has done this, Baby has also raised raccoons, cats and many other animals. Love as always sees no limitations.

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Responses to "French Bulldog is helping to raise 6 baby wild boars (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is a Boston Terrier, not a French Bulldog.

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