Animal Moms + Babies: Dog & Leopard, Pig & Tiger Cubs, Bulldog & Orangutan (3 videos)
Maybe humans could learn a thing or two about cooperation from these unexpected animal families. These animals often seem to get along surprisingly well with other species who, left in the wild, might rather eat than feed them.
The first of these videos shows a dog who’s adopted a leopard cub, and then a piglet. On page 2 you’ll see a pig turning the tables and mothering tiger cubs. And page 3 features a bulldog who’s babysitting an orangutan. Pretty cool.
Dog Adopts a Leopard Baby and Piglet
Spice, a Jack Russell terrier, has adopted a leopard baby that had been rejected by his mother. But that’s not all — along comes a potbellied piglet that was the runt of his litter and needs a new home.
At last, three happy individuals have a new family.
The tables are turned in the video on page 2 as a pig adopts tiger cubs.
Photo credit: Yvonne in Willowick Ohio
Now a Pig Mothers Tiger Cubs
Does that inspire you? Letís turn the tables.
Here a pig adopts tiger cubs. Maybe she thought originally that she was suckling all piglets. Then it turned out that two were actually baby tigers.
No matter. A big family is a happy family.
Next up, on page 3, a bulldog babysits a tiny orangutan.
Photo credit: Ke Wynn
Bulldog Babysits an Orangutan
A baby orangutan is too young to join the other orangutans. He needs a babysitter.
What does he get? A bulldog.
See how well the bulldog takes care of him. They kiss each other.
What? Are babysitters supposed to do that? No matter, they both seem pretty happy.
Photo credit: eschipul