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10 Incredible Tales of Interspecies Nursing

10 Incredible Tales of Interspecies Nursing

This lovely cocker spaniel mom just flopped on her side and willingly let these two little kittens drink some of her milk. We don’t know the full story, but it’s always heartwarming to see these animal moms making room for more despite having litters of their own. Makes you wonder how far our human maternal instinct would go. Well, funny you should mention... In fact, there are many tales of women – from various different cultures and throughout history – suckling all kinds of animals – from young monkeys, deer, piglets and puppies through to bear cubs, raccoons and opossums. Such tales might sound alien to our ears – incidents that happened far, far away and long ago – but some of the cases are closer to home than you might imagine. What’s more, we shouldn’t forget that most of us drink another species’ breast milk in one form or another every day. That’s right, we’re tal...

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