Sadly, the mother of these 8 newborn hedgehogs perished in an accident, leaving them orphaned. Fortunately, some people located them and transported them to the Russian Seaside zoo in Vladivostok.
The zoo staff was doing everything they could to care for the orphaned hedgehogs. Unfortunately, they were unable to continuously bottle-feed them. The young infants flatly refused to consume food from syringes or bottles for whatever reason.
A wonderful cat named Musya stepped in at this precise moment to assist with caring for the hedgehogs. In the end, her foster children received a wonderful mother who was willing to feed them every two hours.
Musya did not just give the little hedgehogs food. She was quite affectionate with them and looked after them through the night.
These hoglets wouldn’t have survived if she hadn’t intervened to lend a hand.
They are all currently maturing and will be released into the wild when they are ready!