Cat adopts eight baby hedgehogs

These eight baby hedgehogs lost their mother in a lawnmower accident and the newly born hoglets were in desperate need of milk and affection.

Luckily, after searching around at Sadgorod Zoo in the Russian city of Vladivostok, the hoglets found an unlikely wet-nurse in Musya the cat, who still had milk from feeding foster kittens.

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Prior to their adoption, the baby hedgehogs refused to be fed from a bottle or syringe and still blind, and were beginning to starve.

The zoo was left with little choice but to try putting the mammals together with a new mother.