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A Maternal Black Cat Adopts 8 Orphaned Baby Hedgehogs as Her Very Own


Musya feeds the hoglets with her milk and stays with them at night after their mother was killed in a lawnmower accident.After their mother was killed in an accident, a wonderfully maternal cat named Musya stepped up and claimed a litter of eight tiny hedgehog babies as her own.

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In addition acting as nursemaid, Musya has also provided emotional sustenance to these helpless, motherless children who evidently feel safe in the care of this sweet black cat.When eight baby hedgehogs lost their mother, newly born and in desperate need of milk and affection, their future looked worryingly uncertain.

But the hoglets have found an unlikely wet-nurse in Musya the cat, who can be seen feeding the babies in bizarre video footage.


Before their adoption the baby hedgehogs refused to be fed from a bottle or syringe and, still blind, were beginning to starve at Sadgorod Zoo in Vladivostok, southeastern Russia.The zoo was left with little choice but to try putting the mammals together with a new mother.