Cubbing together! Old English sheepdog gives puppy love to abandoned lion cub

A tiny lion cub has been adopted by an Old English Sheepdog after being rejected by its mother at birth.

Dog Surrogate To Lion Cubs

Puppy love: An old English sheepdog plays the role of mum

Vulnerable lion cub, Parys, was left scared and alone when he was abandoned by his mum, Ela, shortly after being born at a private zoo in Wojciechów, Poland.

Dog Surrogate To Lion Cubs

Vulnerable lion cub, Parys, was kept healthy with the help of old English sheepdog, Carmen

Zoo worker, Ewa Wiktorowska, took little Parys under her wing and bought him home to live with her and her Old English Sheepdog, Carmen – who had recently given birth to five puppies.

Dog Surrogate To Lion Cubs

Saved: Zoo worker, Ewa Wiktorowska, took the lion cub home after it was abandoned by its mother.

The caring canine immediately took to Parys and it wasn’t long before the cub started cuddling up to its new found family and even suckling from Carmen.

Dog Surrogate To Lion Cubs

The tiny lion cub settled in perfectly with its surrogate family

Since settling into his new home Parys has put on plenty of weight and enjoys playing with his five new siblings.