When their mother was murdered by a dog in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, these newborn opossums became orphans.
The four joeys were discovered by dog trainer Stephanie Maldonado, who attempted to sаvе them. However, things didn’t seem good for the four joeys because they were so young and hadn’t even opened their eyes.
Pretinha, Maldonado’s dog, stepped in to sаvе the day at that point. As she started to feed them, the joeys soon grew strong enough to crawl up onto Pretinha’s back. She even gave them rides on her back!
Maldonado posted on Facebook, “It’s quite pleasant to watch all the care that she has with them, licking them all the time and nestling them.
She intends to release the joeys back into the wild when they are bigger.