Bulldog adopts six piglets
French bulldog named Baby, left, attends the feeding of wild boar piglets at the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Press Association

A bulldog came to the rescue of six wild piglets who were wandering about in the freezing snow in a forest in Berlin, after their mother was killed by a hunter.

The piglets were found by some hikers, who took them to a nearby animal sanctuary in Lehnitz, the home of the bulldog named Baby.

As soon as the piglets, weighing just a kilogram each, were brought in, Baby started taking care of the furry striped piglets, reported Norbert Damm, a sanctuary worker.

"She thinks they're her own babies," globalanimal.org quoted Damm as saying, "She's an über-mother."

The piglets (three males and three females) are currently being bottle-fed at the sanctuary and will be released in a few months when they are capable of feeding themselves.

"The dog cannot feed the pigs, which are being bottle-fed with special piglet milk enriched with fats every three hours or so by the sanctuary workers," reported The Local.

The eight-year-old bulldog, which has a natural motherly instinct, has already helped raise other animals including raccoons and kittens.

"Baby has a very generous and motherly touch to her, she is the arch-mother here, adopts almost everything. She was already bringing up cats, was stepmother to raccoons, whatever comes here in a cage or a box she runs straight over to check it out," said Damm.

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