Friday, June 13, 2008


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

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 weanling
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 won't believe your

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