Piglets are freakin cute...


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May 4, 2006
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Silver Spring, MD
First off...these are not my pics, but they are too freakin cute not to share...

I don't know if the story is true or not, but I would have loved to have a camera when this was shot.

In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size,they died shortly after birth. The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression.

The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another
mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother.

The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been
tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only "orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of wiener pigs.

The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and
placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops??

Though your post is dealing with photos (i.e. those of the surrogate tiger cubs in piglet shape ... erm, those cute piglets dressed up as tigers), it is best placed here in the Off Topics. The galleries are largely reserved to photos that the posters took themselves.
That's pretty cute...at least until the mother Tiger realizes how good those piglets will taste :pig: :stun:
I thought we weren't allowed to post any pictures that we didn't take ourselves?
Yes, Bace, you are correct.

RoRoCo, it is a policy on this board that all pictures posted must be ones taken by you, unless you have written permission to use it. So, I've edited your post so your images are only links. In the future, if you wish to share pictures that were not taken by you, please use links. :)

Thanks! And if anyone else has any questions on this, or any other policy, check out the link to the FAQ section in my sig. :)

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