A French bulldog named Baby has stepped in to care for a litter of orphaned wild boar piglets.
The stripy little pigs were left to fend for themselves after their mother was shot by hunters in a forest just outside Berlin.
The little family were taken in by the Lehnitz animal sanctuary and Baby quickly took the three-day-old porkers under her wing by snuggling up to them to keep them warm.
Worker Norbert Damm told AP: “She thinks they are her own babies.
According to Damm, eight-year-old Baby's motherly inclinations have also seen her raise raccoons and kittens.
He added: “She’s an uber-mother”.
The babies, who weighed just two pounds each when they arrived at the sanctuary, are being bottlefed and are growing well.
They are due to be released into a nature reserve by the time they are three-months-old.Suggest a correction