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Tiger Cubs Adopted by Dog (Video)

Once again, I am delighted by the overwhelming power of motherhood! This primal urge is so strong that over and over again, we see one species of animal willing to mother the young of an entirely different species. In this case, a dog adopts abandoned tiger cubs!

The three cubs were born on November 14th in a Russian Zoo and unfortunately the mother abandoned them. In a desperate attempt to quickly find a replacement mother, the zoo posted an ad on the internet. The position was filled by a white Swiss shepherd that lived nearby – and the match has proved to be very successful. The mama dog hasn’t blinked an eye at nursing three striped felines and the cats are seemingly deeply satisfied with the taste of canine milk.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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3:27AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing

8:58AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

What a great caring "mummy"!!!

5:53PM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

What a sweet momma!

3:09AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

adorable,thank you for sharing 7/7

9:22AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013


7:26AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

6:43PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

very sweet .... thanks!

6:24AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

Thank you

1:30AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013


2:29PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

cool one, thanks

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Thank you, good to know, I eat lots of fish.

Reminds me of fishnet stockings we used to wear,, back in the day....

They should be forced to add warning labels and info on all soda!! Just as they do with cigarette pa…

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