Hantu the White German Shepherd Plays Surrogate Mum to Poncho the Opossum at the Rare Species Fund, South Carolina, USA.

 A little opossum named Poncho was found on the side of the road clinging to his mother after she had been hit and killed by a car.

Rescuers saved the little marsupial and hoped he would survive, however, without a mother to help him, his chances were slim. Along came Hantu, a German Shepherd, who stepped up to fill in Poncho’s mom’s shoes. The two became inseparable.

Opossums are the only New World marsupials and, in the wild, spend the first several months of their lives clinging to their mother's backs. Having had no puppies of her own, Hantu seems a more than willing foster mum and mode of transportation for Poncho.

Robert Johnson of the Rare Species Fund says, "They are both playing important roles in each other's lives. When Hantu goes for her daily walks through the woods, she won't leave the house until Poncho is securely mounted on her back."


Responses to " Dog Adopts A Baby Opossum After His Mom Died In A Car Accident"

  1. Anonymous says:

    awesome us humans have so mu h to learn from Nature. They inspire me

  2. Anonymous says:

    Everything we need to learn about life is just outside of our door. You just need to open your eyes and really see it... Adorable friends :)

  3. Unknown says:

    That shepherd looks pretty old and worn out. In the wild, the mother possum would boot that baby off of her by now. Too big to be carried around. Acting like a spoiled child. lol

  4. Unknown says:

    So sweet & beautiful! Like to see they stayed buds even after growing up!!

  5. So beautiful. I have tears in my eyes.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It's very sweet! Check it out! conservation of all animal species and of our oceans and land is very important!

  7. Carla Smith says:

    Absolutely precious..people could learn alot from nature if they would only open their eyes..ESPECIALLY with the hatred in this world
    this day and time!

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