French bulldog called Baby adopts six wild boar piglets

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French bulldog called Baby adopts six wild boar piglets

Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Dog looks after piglets at animal sanctuary near Berlin after their mother was killed by hunter


Baby the French bulldog with the wild boar piglets at Lehnitz animal sanctuary. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Six wild boar piglets have found a new friend in a maternal French bulldog named Baby.

The piglets were brought into the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin on Saturday, three days old and shivering from cold.

Baby ran over and snuggled up to them, keeping them warm, even though they were almost her size, said a sanctuary worker, Norbert Damm.

The eight-year-old bulldog has stayed by their side since then. "She thinks they're her own babies," Damm said.

It is not the first time Baby has taken to new guests at the sanctuary – she has also raised raccoons, cats and many other animals. "She's an uber-mother," Damm said.

The piglets' own mother was probably killed by a hunter, and the litter of three males and three females was found abandoned in a forest.

They weighed less than a kilogram each, but are being bottle-fed at the sanctuary and are growing well, Damm said.

He said they could not be released into the wild because they had no fear of humans, but it should be possible to set them free in a nature reserve in about three months, once they can feed themselves.

Wild boar are common in Germany, even in big cities, and herds have been growing as expanding commercial crops have provided them with more food.

Recent estimates have put the boar population at more than 10,000 in Berlin alone, where they live in extensive wooded areas and often venture into backyards and sports fields, tearing up turf to look for food.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/15/french-bulldog-wild-boar-piglets

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Re: French bulldog called Baby adopts six wild boar piglets

Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:33 pm

I hate to say it, but the piggies are better looking that she is bless her!

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:40 pm

sassy1261 wrote:I hate to say it, but the piggies are better looking that she is bless her!

Naughty Sassy lol!

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:44 pm

Its lovely what she has done, but French bulldogs are not the best looking creatures! I'm sure she is lovely though, Sorry!

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:48 pm

sassy1261 wrote:Its lovely what she has done, but French bulldogs are not the best looking creatures! I'm sure she is lovely though, Sorry!

Not as handsome as my little one I will admit lol! x

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:50 pm

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Not as handsome as my little one I will admit lol! x

Ah well, now you're talking!

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Re: French bulldog called Baby adopts six wild boar piglets

Post by SEXY MAMA on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:43 pm

Aww so sweet.

Us humans should learn from these animals!
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