At the Crimea’s Bakhchisaray Miniature Park in Eastern Europe, 4 orphaned baby squirrels have found an unlikely mom. They were found by a concerned citizen who brought them to the nearby animal organization. As fate would have it, the park had just had it’s own new residents born into the world. Park resident, a feline cat name Pusha, had just had a litter of four kittens. So park employees decided to see if Pusha would accept the squirrel babies as her own. After all, baby squirrels are sometimes called “kits” or “kittens”!
To the world’s delight, Pusha and the four orphaned squirrels have made one big happily mixed family.
It’s not completely unheard of to have this happen and the world loves animal “odd couples”. I know I can never get enough photos and pics of these adorable matches.
“On one beautiful day, visitors brought us these wonderful squirrels in a box. At that time, our cat had just given birth,” said Olga Fateeva, an employee of the park, to Ruptly.
As with any animal introductions, it’s not necessarily a sure thing they’ll all get along.
But after a short time, the abandoned baby squirrels are enjoying their new family thoroughly!
They spend their days playing and snuggling with their new mama and siblings. Staff at the park are sure to monitor Pusha’s milk production though. Many mothers don’t produce enough milk so they are making sure everyone is okay in the new situation.
Watch them here in action. They are all just too cute!
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