French Bulldog Adopts 6 Wild Baby Piglets [VIDEO]

02/16/2012

wild boar pigletsAnd who says the French can't be friendly folk!?

Six darling little piglets have found a new surrogate mom in a sweet-natured, maternal eight-year old French bulldog named Baby. The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin told MSNBC that Baby took straight to the 3-day old wild boar piglets when they were brought in last Saturday, shivering from cold. According to sanctuary workers, Baby ran over and started snuggling the furry little striped piggies to keep them warm as soon as they were brought in, even though they're nearly her size!

According to MSNBC, Baby has remained by their side, making sure they're OK, almost as if they are her own babies. Apparently it isn't the first time Baby has taken to new guests at the sanctuary — she's also raised raccoons, cats and many other animals.

[Related: Cow herd warmly welcomes boxer pup into inner circle- VIDEO]

These little piggies went wee, wee, wee - but they can't go home

The piglets' own mother was likely killed by a hunter and the litter of three males and three females was found abandoned in a forest. They are being bottle fed and likely will not be released into the wild because they have no fear of humans, but it should be possible to set them free in a nature reserve once they can feed themselves. 

 


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