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5 stories that prove adoption isn't just for humans

5 stories that prove adoption isn't just for humans

Posted 11 August 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 2 Comments

Tags: cute, adoption

Did you know that humans aren't the only ones who adopt? Animals do too. And what's more, sometimes they look after babies that aren't even the same species as they are :) Here's 5 of my personal favourite interspecies adoption stories:

Cat adopts ducklings

Shortly after giving birth to three of her own kittens, Della cuddled up to three orphaned ducklings like they were her own :) (Can you see the little kittens curled up under the fluffy ducklings? So cute!)

Source: BBC

Sperm whales adopt deformed dolphin

A bottlenose dolphin born with a spinal deformity was seen nuzzling against a family of large sperm whales in the North Atlantic. Researchers were surprised to see that the young dolphin seemed to have been accepted into the pod.

Source: Alexander Wilson (YouTube)

Lioness adopts baby antelope

Now this one is really bizarre -- a lioness in Kenya, named Kamunyak, took in a baby oryx and protected her from other predators for as long as she could. Experts were dumbfounded as to why Kamunyak had decided to adopt the calf but said she treated the baby as if she were her own cub.

Source: tigerprides (YouTube)

Dog adopts chicks

These ten tiny chicks wandered into Bailey's yard one day and found themselves a brand new mumma. (Sadly their birth mother was nowhere to be found.)

Source: BaileyJack JackBailey (Youtube)

Human adopts dog

This is my colleague Lisa and her rescue dog Nellie. Lisa adopted this special munchkin a little over a year ago. Nellie lived the first five years of her life in a puppy factory, kept purely to breed pups :( But don't worry, she's catching up on her love quota from Lisa and all of us here in the office :) (I even helped her make her own Instagram page so she can share her adventure stories.)


Have you got an amazing animal adoption story of your own? Do you know of a guinea pig who adopted a bear cub? (That's something I'd like to see!)

Maybe you've been a hero and adopted an animal from a shelter yourself? Giving an animal in need a loving home is one of the kindest things you can do.


Share your animal adoption story in the comments below. Can't wait to hear it :)

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Stephmckenna2000 Stephmckenna2000 7 September 2014
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Elise4 Elise4 19 September 2014
I adopted our staffy x whippet Zephyr from the Blacktown City pound in New South Wales where he was on the kill list. He came all the way to Adelaide and now lives a very happy and loved life with two little brother doggies, although when I first adopted him he was very timid and underweight. It took some time for him to become happy and healthy, but we got there happy
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