By Hannah Stevens @Hannahshewans

AFTER a near death experience in the woods, this little boar piglet found some new furry friends and a home

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Little Elsa the boar piglet was rescued from the forest near Dillenburg, Germany

Ziva the collie and Leopold the Bengal cat welcomed Elsa with open arms when the piglet lost her mother and the rest of her family in the woods.

Elsa had lost her mother and the rest of her family in the woods and would have not survived the forest alone

She was brought to Wild Animal Rescue Schelder Forest (WARSF) in Dillenburg, Germany to be looked after by animal lovers Werner and Angelika Schmäing.

The fluffy piglet was brought to Wild Animal Rescue Schelder Forest to be cared for

Werner said: “Poor Elsa had lost her mother and the rest of her group, so she was hungry, very cold and in desperate need of help before she died of exposure.”

Longtime animal lovers Werner and Angelika Schmäing took Elsa in

Luckily, little Elsa was made to feel right at home by the couple’s pets Ziva and Leopold and her traumatic time in the woods was quickly forgotten.

The little troublemaker was soon play fighting with Leopold and using Ziva as a fluffy cushion whenever she wanted a cuddle and a snooze.

The energetic piglet soon made fast friends with the Ziva the collie and Leopold the Bengal cat

Angelika said: “Leopold lives in our house and is always out in the garden and the surrounding forest. He has always accepted all the animals we rescue and he loves playing with them.

Elsa gobbled up her milk and was soon back on her feet playing with the rescue centre's other animals

“He loved going out in the fields and playing with Elsa.”

WARSF save all types of forest wildlife and give them the warm and loving home they need.

In the wild boar piglets become independent at seven months

Werner and Angelika have been helping animals since 2001 but became an official rescue station in 2015.

Their menagerie of animals includes boar piglets, baby deer, abandoned puppies, roosters and hedgehogs.

The piglet loved play fighting with Leopold the Bengal cat

After a rehabilitation period at the rescue centre, Elsa was moved to another home on private lands with another young boar to play with.

The little piglet, now eighteen months old, has been relocated to a private home with another boar for company

Werner added: “Now she has found a permanent home with another boar on some private lands where she lives in the house but also has a great garden to play around in.”