Della gave birth to a litter of three kittens and around the same time, three ducklings had recently hatched from fertilized eggs. As soon as Della saw the baby ducks, her maternal instincts kicked in and adopted the ducklings as part of her litter. The ducklings acknowledge Della as their foster mom and instantly began cuddling next their kitten siblings.
Perhaps the most surprising part was the fact that she allowed the baby ducklings to breastfeed. This was discovered when Della’s owners tried to lift her up to move her and her kittens to another location. They noticed that the baby ducklings clung to Della’s nipples as they lifted her up. See the full story in the video above.