21 Of The Cutest, Sweetest Interspecies Foster Moms You'll Ever Encounter

19 Jun 2015 Animals
21 Of The Cutest, Sweetest Interspecies Foster Moms You'll Ever Encounter

When a baby animal is left to fend for itself before it's ready, it's crucial that he or she be adopted by another mom...and this happens much more often than you'd think. The instinct to care for those in need runs deep in the animal psyche, and sometimes it even extends across species.

Being a foster mom is just as exhausting as being a normal mom...

Being a foster mom is just as exhausting as being a normal mom...

Like mother, like daughter!

Like mother, like daughter!

What do you mean foster, this is my baby!

 What do you mean foster, this is my baby!

Some foster parents like to spoon their babies. As you can see, it

Some foster parents like to spoon their babies. As you can see, it

Others prefer to watch from a distance.

Others prefer to watch from a distance.

This lioness adopted a baby antelope after consuming her mother. Kind of creepy, but thus is the circle of life.

This lioness adopted a baby antelope after consuming her mother. Kind of creepy, but thus is the circle of life.

Dogs can take care of big cats, too!

Dogs can take care of big cats, too!

...This nursing pup gave this lion cub a chance at life after his mother fell ill.

...This nursing pup gave this lion cub a chance at life after his mother fell ill.

Honestly, they look pretty similar to me...

Honestly, they look pretty similar to me...

These piglets in camouflage tricked this tiger into being their momma!

These piglets in camouflage tricked this tiger into being their momma!

This house cat

This house cat

What do you mean I can

 What do you mean I can

This lion cub is just another pup in the sheepdog fam.

This lion cub is just another pup in the sheepdog fam.

Usually when a cat sees a squirrel, this is not the first instinct.

Usually when a cat sees a squirrel, this is not the first instinct.

This old cattle dog makes sure to keep a close eye on a kitten with a neurological disorder.

This old cattle dog makes sure to keep a close eye on a kitten with a neurological disorder.

These two have been best buds ever since Kate the great dane adopted Pippin the tiny fawn.

These two have been best buds ever since Kate the great dane adopted Pippin the tiny fawn.

This kitten couldn

This kitten couldn

Someday these little buns will grow up to have floppy ears, just like mom!

Someday these little buns will grow up to have floppy ears, just like mom!

Are you sure you

Are you sure you

Technically, you don

Technically, you don
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