This Mama Cat Adopted a Baby Squirrel, and It Learned? to Purr!

December 26, 2016

A mother cat named Emmy, who has just given birth to kittens, has adopted a squirrel that fell from its nest.

It’s not very common for animals to take care of other species, but this cat is an exception. She took the baby squirrel into her care and started nursing it along with her own kittens. Emmy is now very protective of it. If it starts to move and she doesn’t like where it’s going, she’ll pull it back and start licking it and taking care of it as she would one of her kittens.

But if you think a cat adopting a squirrel is amazing, the ability of the baby squirrel itself to adapt is perhaps even more impressive. If picked up and petted, the squirrel will start to purr just like a kitten!

Preview photo credit CNN