Baby the French bulldog is a new foster mum to six orphaned wild boar piglets near Berlin. Lehnitz Animal Sanctuary (Wildtierrettung Vom Gnadenhof Lehnitz) takes in abandoned animals in need of care. They were called and asked if we could shelter the six boar piglets found half-frozen and starving in February. Their mother was probably shot illegally by hunters.
The shelter was able to give the piglets refuge because they were found just outside the forest (it's illegal to take wild animals from the forest). Baby, who is eight-years-old took to caring for the little animals as soon as they arrived. She's been a surrogate parent to abandoned bunnies, kittens and a raccoon.
"It was love at first sight," said Norbert Damm, who works at the sanctuary.
The bulldog plays and cuddles with the piglets named Spots, Nesti, Diva, Borstel, Ernie and Bert.
The babies huddle around her at nap time. The sextuplets will stay with Baby at the sanctuary for three months before being released back into the wild.
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