Yeti, the Cuban farm dog, not only nurses her new litter of pups… she also nurses 14 piglets!
This isn’t one of those stories of an animal adopting a baby animal of a different species whose mother had died: the piglets' mother is still alive.
When the piglets were around 15-days-old they started following Yeti around and nursing from her on their own. And Yeti obliged.
One of the farm owners said:
“No one imposed this on the dog. The piglets discovered this on their own and began nursing with her when they turned 15 days old.”
Originally thinking the dog wouldn’t let the piglets nurse, the owner said:
“When the piglets ventured outside their pen, it seems they smelled the dog’s milk and began screaming at her. In the beginning we didn’t think the dog would let them suckle, but they insisted so much they ended up nursing with her.”
What a caring mama!
[Image via Franklin Reyes/AP Images.]