Animals

Tiger and a Set of Triplets
In a California zoo a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately due to pregnancy complications the cubs were born prematurely and died shortly after birth.Mother tiger after recovering from the delivery suddenly started to decline in health although physically fine.The vets felt that the loss of her litter had caused her to fall into a depression. The doctors decided thatif she could surrogate another mothers cubs perhaps she would improve.After checking with many other zoos the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the tiger mother. The vets decided to try something that had never been attempted 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 keepersand vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger.

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