17 Animals And Their Adopted Babies

You don't have to be related by blood to be family. The animal world has told us this in a number of different and adorable ways.

1. "My dog likes to lick all our baby bunnies one by one and pretend she is their mom"

Dog licking baby bunnies
credit: Reddit

2. "They might not have feathers, but I love them anyway."

Hen sitting on kittens.
credit: Cheezburger

3. The morning tongue bath transcends species.

4. "Mommm! Stop!"

Black panther licking cheetah cub
credit: Reddit

5. "Get back here, kid!"

6. This dog took over nursing (and giving piggyback rides) to these baby opossums when their mom was killed.

Baby opossums riding on dog's back
credit: Facebook

7. "Please stop trying to help, human. I've got this under control."

8. Chunks, a 14-year-old Sphynx cat, hatched an egg after incubating it for fifty days.

Sphynx cat sitting on egg.
credit: Imgur

Here's Chunks meeting the Egg for the first time after hatching.

Sphynx cat with duckling
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Egg is all grown up now, but he and Chunks still like to cuddle together.

Sphynx cat with adult duck
credit: Instagram

9. Molly, the beagle, adopted this abandoned possum after losing her own litter.

Beagle with possum on her back
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10. A true mother goose.

Goose wrapping its wings around puppy
credit: Reddit

According to a Reddit user, "This goose used her wings to protect an abandoned puppy from the cold. The puppy was shivering so she folded her wings around this baby & moved him closer to her so he could benefit from her body warmth. Puppy stopped shivering & went to sleep."

11. Drake (the dog) adopted Jerry (the lamb) after Jerry's mom refused to feed him.

Lamb and dog cuddling
credit: Instagram
Lamb and dog cuddling
credit: Instagram

12. You've played Duck, Duck, Goose, but have you played Goose, Goose, Goose, Goose, Goose, Duck, Goose?

13. Torque (the dog) and his daughter Shrek (the owl) might not be birds of a feather, but they still flocked together.

Dog and owlet cuddling
credit: Daily Mail

14. Some ducks imprint on ducks. Some ducks imprint on corgis. What're you gonna do?

Two ducklings swimming behind a corgi
credit: The Mary Sue
Two ducks swimming behind a corgi
credit: The Mary Sue

15. She has a very egalitarian attitude towards child rearing.

16. Tinkerbelle adopted Pink the piglet when he was the size of her puppies. Now he's 250 pounds. Nice work, Tink!

17. The more the merrier, right?