These two poor things had to fight for their lives as soon as they were born. But as they are still too weak to stand on their own, they found they are stronger when facing the world together.
These friends can be found snuggling in The Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit įn Ireland. When the rabbit was rescued in early August, Bunny’s umbilical cord was still attached. He was weak and had an unsteady gait. Everyone thought Bunny wouldn’t make it… But he survived!
Then August 12 came. ‘We received a call from a lady who had found a pigeon’s nest on the ground’, Kildare told The Dodo. When they arrived they found a newly hatched chick and an unhatched egg. The little pigeon seemed to be uninjured by the fall, but the egg was no longer viable.
They took the chick back to the shelter that had only one incubator, so rescuers put the pigeon where the rabbit was, separating them with a tiny wall. When the foster carer next checked the newborns she saw the divide was down and Bunny and Pidg were snuggling.
Newborns have grown larger since, with Bunny becoming more confident in his hopping abilities, and Pidg being proud of full-fledged feathers replacing the downy fuzz. One day these buddies will go back into the wild, but for now, they are just happy to be there for each other.