In the Russian city of Vladivostok, the zoo found eight baby hedgehogs, called hoglets, whose mother had been killed in a lawn mowing accident. After trying unsuccessfully to nurse the baby hoglets, zoo officials came up with an unusual idea.

Muska the cat had recently raised a litter of kittens and still had milk to offer. Pairing Muska with the hoglets proved successful and the hoglets began nursing from Muska. Thanks to a mothering cat, the hoglets are all expected to survive and thrive on their own.

This proves once and for all that cats can be caring, loving creatures. Too bad we can’t vote more cats into political office.

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