When this baby opossum was found on the side of the road, clinging to his dead mother…his chances of surviving were very slim. He was tiny, helpless, undernourished, and had no mom to raise him. For any baby animal, this would almost certainly spell death.

Poncho almost didn’t make it, but thanks to a very special German shepherd…

He’s happy as a clam.

This has got to be the cutest piggyback ride I've ever seen.

Hantu doesn’t mind having a marsupial friend hitching a ride on her back at all! Together, they live, play, and love at the Rare Species Fund. To help more animals like Poncho find happiness, you can donate to the fund here!