Blakely, The Incredible Australian Shepherd Who Takes Care of Baby Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo

Blakely, a beautiful Australian shepherd who lives at the Cincinnati Zoo and helps to take care of infant animals who arrive to the zoo as part of their Ambassador Program. Blakely’s job is to act as playmate, companion, socializer and comforter to infants of all sizes, species and breeds – ocelot, cheetah, wallabies, foxes, takin, goats and other farm animals. Great Big Story recently took a closer look at the life of Blakely the nursery dog.

Meet Blakely, the Australian shepherd who mothers orphaned baby animals at the Cincinnati Zoo (too cute, we know). This patient rescue pup shows baby cheetahs, wallabies, foxes and the occasional warthog how to play and socialize like real, well, animals.