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Mother of the Year

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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!!





12 responses »

  1. That is the sweetest dang thing EVER!

  2. Shes got my vote!!

  3. Those are the most precious pictures I\’ve ever seen…God Bless Mothers!!  Humans and animals….lol.
    Blogland had been very quiet lately….just stopped by to say hello.

  4. YAB - YA Blog at the Independence Public Library

    It is so nice to hear a good story… I guess the skins came from her babies…
    I know you love dogs… there is a terrible slaughter taking place right now… check out my blog… if you decide to send a letter to help stop it you can send it to the National Humane Society… the link is on my site.
    Thanks for the smiles!

  5. That is too cute!!  We didn\’t end up staying in the house that first night *pout, pout* but!  I think it might have been a good thing after all…  With everything falling apart (or so it seems… lol) it\’s been a challenge to get everything in order before coming to New York.  And "order" in this case means that I MIGHT be able to walk through the door–*laughing*.  Jonathan warned me that he brought everything remaining in the storage unit and it\’s piled in the front room and kitchen.  *sigh*  We\’re going to have some serious work ahead of us!  I\’m just relieved that the a/c is in…  I would have been a wreck during this vacation knowing that I was going back to that problem…  I still have to work on extermination, but my attitude\’s better knowing that I\’ll be cool while I\’m on the phone…  😀

  6. Nature can be so totally amazing. We could all take a lesson from her.
    Thanks for that post, it was wonderful!

  7. I got this in an e-mail recently….LOVE IT!!!
    HUGS!!  🙂

  8. My cynical side says "He\’s just waiting for them to get bigger", but I\’ll be nice – I mean, it IS cute!

  9. Gorgeous pictures!!

  10. Well those are just about the cutest little pig-ers I\’ve ever seen.  Huge animal fan here, so I\’ll be back to see what else you come up with.  Great space.

  11. Wendy:
    Thanks for the smile. great pictures! Is it just me, or is five little piggies dressed up in tiger shin just to funny. I feel that there may be achildren\’s story in this.

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