Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

They Rescued A Baby Animal And Had NO Idea What It Actually Was.

Nothing makes you more weak in the knees than seeing a defenseless little animal shaking on the ground, begging for someone to rescue them. If you found a tiny speck of life that you barely recognized as some sort of animal form, would you pick it up and bring it home? Would you take it to the vet? This family found the smallest little baby animal to the local animal wildlife hospital. They had no idea what it was, until its condition started to improve and he started to grow.

The adoring creature was the size of a finger nail. You could even say he was smaller.

This tiny little angel weighed less than a gram. He was found by a family who had no clue if he was a dog, a cat, or even a squirrel.

The adoring creature was the size of a finger nail. You could even say he was smaller.

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But he was actually a tiny gliding marsupial.

The tiniest one on record. The local wildlife animal hospital determined it was a feather-tail glider. He also managed to glide straight into these people's hearts!

But he was actually a tiny gliding marsupial.

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They nicknamed him 'Boop', and he's been doing pretty well!

This poor little fellow had been battling the pain that comes with a fall. He survived a long fall from the top of trees, where their kind can be found.

They nicknamed him 'Boop', and he's been doing pretty well!

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The wildlife hospital explained that for a baby that size to be found, he must've fallen off of his mom's pouch.

Fortunately, Boop isn't alone. It has Betty, another marsupial that was found around the same time.

The wildlife hospital explained that for a baby that size to be found, he must've fallen off of his mom's pouch.

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So why hasn't anyone seen these adorable little creatures before? Well unless you're a night owl you probably missed them.

They're nocturnal by nature and you have to live in the wooded areas of Australia to get your shot at seeing one.

So why hasn't anyone seen these adorable little creatures before? Well unless you're a night owl you probably missed them.

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