A mother like no other

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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She's never had puppies of her own, but this sweet Labrador has been a mother to a variety of different animals.


Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own. The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to more than 30 animals, including cheetah and tiger cubs, potbelly pigs, a porcupine, a pygmy hippo, a weasel and a barn owl.

Rob Hall, director of the wildlife refuge, says that Lisha domesticates the wild animals and serves as a bridge between them and humans. “They adjust more easily to her, and when they see that she trusts us, they are more at ease around us," he said.

Hall and his wife, Nadine, said they noticed early on that regardless of the whether Lisha encountered a kitten or a baby hippo, she treated them all the same — like a child that needed a mother. "She would just walk up and lick the creature she was caring for. Although in the case of the porcupine that was more amusing," Rob Hall told The Daily Mail.


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More cute pictures at the link.. and my apologies for the cheesy tone of the thread.
edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Awe

If only all human mothers had this same maternal instinct



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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What a wonderful and beautiful animal!

How this dog lives her life; is a good life lesson... of true caring and unconditional love.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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It truly is



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by violet
Awe

If only all human mothers had this same maternal instinct


Many human mothers have this "same maternal instinct"; they adopt children and raise them with a lot of love.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Must be sweet watching the baby animals get along when they're with Lisha.

Those are white Siberian Tigers...very endangered....hopefully they can be returned to the wild.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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What an amazing and beautiful dog... This makes me want to cry with happiness!

Check out the pic of Lisha with the cheetah cub, just
Could not be cuter





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