Cute Animal Video of the Day: Abandoned Tigers Adopted By Dog

The Oktyabrsky Zoo, located in southern Russia, recently jumped to action to help three tiger cubs whose mother has a history of abandoning her cubs. This heartbreaking story took a happy turn, however, because sister Talli and her two brothers Olymp and Dar found solace in a new mother – a Swiss Shepherd named Talli.

Beautiful, light-coated Talli — who became the girl tiger’s namesake — quickly adopted and nursed the three lonely cubs once their birthmother refused to feed them. Talli definitely has a maternal streak; she divides her time between feeding the new cubs and preparing for a new litter of her own. Keepers supplement goat milk for the cubs to allow the pregnant Talli a nursing break from time to time, but she’s always eager to resume caring for the tigers.

Take a look at these hungry tigers with their new mom at feeding time:

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140 comments

Mary Cromley
.about a year ago

What a loving, gentle doggie. She really has adopted those little babies. They are all beautiful.

Jav R.
Jav R.2 years ago

Gracias. Saludos.

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Very Cute :) Thanks for sharing.

Estelle S.
Estelle S.2 years ago

:)

Sheri D.
Sheri D.3 years ago

What a sweet dog!

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Lola, NO, the mother did not get killed for her "parts". Read the article.............she refused to accept the cubs ............she abandoned them and did the same thing with a previous litter. Apparently, her bloodline is so rare, they re-bred her, even though she lacks maternal instincts.

Valentina R.
Valentina R.3 years ago

Wonderful. Dogs are caring, kind and sweet-natured, we don't deserve them.
This White Swiss Sheperd is gorgeous, this breed kinda looks like my dog.
The tiger cubs are a dream, too, of course!

@ Lola B.

What are you talking about? Have you even read the cubs' mother story? I guess not.

Lola B.
Lola Barello3 years ago

LETS SEE, THE MOMMA GOT KILLED FOR THE CUBS, TIGER PARTS R VERY LUCRATIVE,,THESE BABES WILL BE SOLD AND WHEN THEIR GROWN,,GUTTED FOR PARTS TOO,,, SICKNING

Geri Mellgren-Kerwin

If animals can love, care for and adopt others of a different species, why can't we at least accept those humans who are different.

The puppy appears to be a stunning example of puppy fitness, an area of intrest that hasn't been much talked about, until now. Notice the stretches before the over the head vault!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Claire, for Sharing this!