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Chicken babysits newborn rabbits in NZ

January 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A chicken has decided to take over as babysitter for a family of rabbits.The unlikely partnership has everybody talking at the Staglands Wildlife Park in Wellington, New Zealand.

The hen, named Silky, seems right at home sitting on the baby bunnies. She's never hatched an egg before and the staff thinks that this is her maternal instinct kicking in.

The mother rabbit stays close to feed the little ones, but seems to have no problem getting help from a foster mom.