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Baby Wildebeest Tries To Adopt Unusual New Mom

At some point in every child's life, they experience a moment of confusion regarding the identity of one or both of their parents. It's usually due to the child's short stature. When they're only two or three feet tall, adult legs all look the same to them. But once they make eye contact with the grown-up in question, the child figures out pretty quickly that they're barking up the wrong tree, so to speak. For other species, such as a baby wildebeest, it can take a little longer to figure things out.

National Geographic's cameras caught an African wildebeest trying to make a familial connection with a blue Hyundai Tucson. The youngster went so far as to attempt nursing with the compact SUV. Fortunately, this case of mistaken identity has a happy ending.