When animals need help, it is often humans that step in and lend a hand. From setting up markings for sea turtle nests on the beach to animal hospitals and everything in between, many people can’t help but want to care for an animal in need.
It’s instinctual for animals to aid other animals in their time of need. Also, animals can use their innate senses, which are often more powerful than a human’s.
This means it’s possible for them to find or realize that another animal is in trouble before a human ever notices them. Animals are able to help other animals in fascinating ways.
When one of the littlest animals fell out of its mama’s pouch, it became orphaned and helpless. At the base of a tree, this little mammal had little chance of survival — that is, until a dog sniffed it out.
After being scooped up, this minuscule marsupial was taken to The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and identified as a feathertail glider. Feathertail gliders are the world’s smallest (mammal) gliders and they get their name from their feather-shaped tail.
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is located in Beerwah, Queensland. This zoo works to help the wild animals of the region, both by rescuing and rehabilitating the animals.
Named Boop, this teeny tiny mammal was lucky to be found by an observant dog and its owner and be taken to the hospital receive proper care.
Dogs Find A Tiny Baby On The Dirty Ground, Then Rescuers Realize She’s A Feathertail Glider https://t.co/JriBsn6flx
— Lisa Renee Jones (@LisaReneeJones) January 23, 2017
Boop will remain at the hospital until she’s strong enough to return to the wild. Full grown, Boop should weight about 13 grams, and while still very small, this would be more than 10 times the size she was when she was found.
Once put back into the wild, she will go back to enjoying munching on nectar and insects. When Boop’s picture was shared on social media, people were overjoyed.The public began sharing their own stories of saving animals.
Along with Boop, another foundling feathertail glider later named Betty was fond. Betty was also brought to the center to be cared for.
Thank God for the caring people (and animals!) reaching out to other animals with open “arms.” This center is just as instrumental in the process and provides animals with the care they need to survive and thrive.
Like us on Facebook – USA Liberty News