Crystal & Cooper at Mount Bundy.

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What a great story from Mt Bundy Station.

"After many years birthing foals on a Northern Territory cattle station, an elderly horse called Crystal has started rearing a more unusual type of offspring — orphaned calves.
Crystal's latest adoptee is a five-month-old Brahman calf called Cooper that lost its mother at birth.
Crystal and Cooper spend much of their days and nights together at Mount Bundy station, with the calf at times suckling on the mare's teats, despite a lack of milk being produced."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-27/horse-and-calf-strike-unlikely-animal-bond-as-mother-and-son/6889174
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 22:48

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 22:48
Hi Lancie


Thanks for the link to a great story.



Cheers



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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 00:50

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 00:50
As a child I used to borrow a neighbouring cousin's pony during school holidays and often for much longer periods. She too "adopted" a calf, and they both became extremely distressed when separated. It was devastating to watch them when she had to return home.
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