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Common Cat Plays Surrogate Mom

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african kitten household cat birth

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Housecats generally aren't known for their magnanimity or charitable spirit—but still one domestic feline in New Orleans is grabbing headlines for her extraordinary gift towards wildlife conservation. For the first time ever, conservationists from the Audubon Nature Institute have successfully used a common cat as surrogate to a tiny African black-footed kitten, an adorable yet dwindling species.

READ THE FULL STORY: Common House Cat Gives Birth to a Rare African Kitten

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