Too cute.......: )

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Feb 4, 2005
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If this doesn't make you go awwwwwwwwwww nothing will!!

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, 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.

Is that cute or what??????

: )
treehuggerhikerboy said:
'The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in
tiger skin'

not sure what that's all about.

i know, i'm having visions of "Silence of the Lambs"...

i'm also wondering how long it was until that tigress got hungry and had some baby back ribs... :drool:
Awwww :heart:

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