Tiger cubs nursed by dog and befriended by newborn chicks – in China
WeirdAsiaNews report on three newborn tiger triplets who, shortly after their birth, were rejected by their mother and are being nursed by a generous farm dog instead.
The happy family are at the Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World in Shandong province where manager Chen Yucai said it was common for Chinese zoos to use surrogate dog mothers to nurse rejected tiger cubs and this dog had nursed tigers before.
In another story, workers at Zhejiang Wenling Zoo in Taizhou city put newborn chicks in a cage with four month-old tiger cubs to “bring out the savage nature of the tigers while they were still cubs.”
But the keepers were surprised to see the tigers initially shy away nervously from the chickens and then they started playing together.
As for why this news is on this site, for some reason I can only see this sort of thing happening in zoos in the far east. Maybe its the thinking behind the actions, or maybe I’m wrong and I’ve just never heard of similar events in the west. Nevertheless, enjoy the photos.
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