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

weaner 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?

 

Take a look . . . .

you won't believe your eyes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very "Special Thanks" to my dear friend Marcia for sharing this with me.

 

 

 

 

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