Believe it or not, in the animal kingdom, parents adopt babies that aren’t their own, showing how kind animals are. Take a look on these incredible stories of animals who adopted babies of another species as their own.
These photos are going to melt your heart, it’s really incredible how sweet they are, and here are the photos to prove it!
Lioness and antelope calf
In what was called a "completely unprecedented" event, a wild lioness came across a baby oryx (a type of antelope) and took in the antelope like one of her own. Conservationists suspected that the lioness had recently suffered the traumatic loss of a cub, and was therefore eager to fawn over a baby animal.
A dog and kitty
Dogs, traditionally dislike cats, but this wasn't the case for these two, they became inseparable and they really love each other.
An elephant who adopted a puppy
Nobody knows how this happened or how to explain it but the elephant shows her maternal instincts by protecting the dog and showing him a lot of maternal affection.
A rabbit that adopted piglets
Animals can easily detect when others are in need of help and they are always willing to assist. These two lucky piglets are happy with their new mother.
A tiger and her piglets
A forlorn tigress, heartbroken because her own cubs have died, adopted a litter of piglets when zoo officials in California wrap them in tiger skins.
The zookeepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger and she became happy to have them.