TIL Squirrels will take in orphaned pups if the babies are closely related to the adoptive mother, according to research. The study also shows squirrels are able to asses which pups they are related to before determining whether to adopt.

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  1. It took me WAY too long to realize that squirrel babies are called pups. I was trying to picture a squirrel feeding a dog… Figured it would HAVE TO BE ONE ON ONE. lol

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