White lion cub and dog become best friends

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A white lion cub rejected by its mother at birth has been taken in by a dog.

Pointer mongrel Lejon has taken the little three-week-old lion cub Jojo under his paw - and the pair have reportedly been inseparable since meeting at the Safari Park in Stukenbrock, Germany.

According to the Daily Mail, Jojo was initially separated from his mother because of a belly button infection, but when he was reunited with his mother, she rejected him.

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Now the gorgeous cub is being hand-reared by caretaker Jeannette Wurms, who told Barcroft Media: "After days of treatment we were not sure whether the mother would accept her baby.

"So for safety reasons we are handraising and bottle feeding. I am glad that Jojo has found something like a stepfather and stepbrother in my playful and loving pointer-mongrel Lejon."

Little Jojo isn't the only baby animal melting hearts today - a newborn baby gorilla at Chessington Zoo was also hogging some of the limelight and, looking at these pics, it's not hard to see why...

See even more baby animal photos here (well, you can never have too many...)

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