17/02/2012 11:55 GMT | Updated 17/02/2012 12:05 GMT

French Bulldog Named Baby Adopts Orphaned Piglets In Berlin (PICTURES)

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.