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Newborn Tiger Cub on the Mend

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, tigers, cubs, zoos, protection, environment, wildlife )

- 2865 days ago -
After being abandoned by its mother, a newborn Siberan tiger clawed back from the brink of death Wednesday, Calgary Zoo officials say.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:35 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 10:36 am

Cindy C (125)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:20 pm
thank goodness for that

Animal Whispere C (154)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:23 pm
Absolutely Brill. Heartfelt Thanx to all involved! Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist

Beth T (95)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:29 pm
A sad story.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:32 pm
noted. I hope the cub makes it.

Judith H (27)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:35 pm
Get well and strong little one!

Pat White (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:54 pm
That baby had a definite will to live, as all the animals do.

Penelope R (178)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:58 pm
Good news, We can be grateful for any tiger born!!

Ana F (128)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:16 pm

janet f (29)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:18 pm
Keeping animals in captivity changes an animal's behavior...including it's ability to care for it's young.

Ruth McD (842)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:44 pm
I hope the tiger cub makes it. Maybe the tigress will take care of her some time from now. Thanks Cher.

Christine A (57)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:53 pm
Hope the little gal keeps on gaining. Ana, you mention she will live in a zoo. Most tigers in the wild are on the verge of extinction due to poaching. Until the problem of poaching is dealt with (if ever), the best chance these beautiful cats have is in a protected area, even at the expense of their freedom. What is the point in struggling to raise animals and to release them only for them to be killed.

Nance N (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 2:33 pm
Hope the cub makes it. Thanks for the article.

Mandi T (366)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 2:35 pm
Thank you Cher.

Lisa Z (168)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 4:18 pm
Shared on Facebook.

Veronique L (209)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 4:28 pm
Hope it survives and gets healthy!

Barbara V (51)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 4:49 pm
Excuse me????? If Katja had twins in September, why did she have this cub so soon afterwards, January? Something is not right here? Any animal bred is not supposed to conceive again for at least a year. I don't like the sound of this, but at least I'm glad the cub was saved. Hopefully, the zookeepers will use common sense and not breed animals too soon after giving birth. And a nine-year-old mother, to boot.

Kathlene L (30)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:18 pm
A tiger who lost two cubs in September should not have been bred again this soon. That said, I sure hope the little one survives.

Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:33 pm
awww....I hope the baby thrives.

Romila Lal (9)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:52 pm
Calgary zoo personnel should take care of that cub without mom tiger this is a best decision for the cub.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:15 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Tamara E (22)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:16 pm
Nice to see the cub survived. Shouldt be breeding the cats so soon. It's a pity more people don't know that most zoos breed not for the animal's sake but for profit.

Janyce S (12)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:55 pm
In this case the healing, loving hand of a human saved the cub:)

Peggy P (29)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 9:04 pm
I realy hope it makes it!!!
TY Cher for an inspiring story to pray for a good out come!!!

Cate S (7)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 9:33 pm
Thanks Cher. Lets hope & pray that the little cub survives.

Susan S (187)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 10:12 pm
Glad to hear this precious newborn is on the mend. Thanks for the update.

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 10:29 pm
In this New Year may all our precious new fur babies survive and thrive ! Prayers rising for this little tiger. Thank you Cher : )

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 10:55 pm
Thanks Cher.

Colin H (243)
Friday January 14, 2011, 12:04 am
Great, noted and signed, thanks Cher!!

rhonda conway C (41)
Friday January 14, 2011, 3:05 am
Noted. Sending positive energy his way.. Thanks Cher

Janis B (7)
Friday January 14, 2011, 7:24 am
This is a truly terrible zoo like the stampede it should be closed and the other stopped for animal cruelty.

Suzanne Hall (7)
Friday January 14, 2011, 8:23 am
I hope the cub survives!

Kate A (10)
Friday January 14, 2011, 9:01 am
Get Well Soon

Alice C (1797)
Friday January 14, 2011, 9:19 am
Zoos that help these babies are a benifit...The mother may not have had a maternal instinct...this also happens in the wild. Best wishes to this little one and those who put forth the effort to help.

Cher C (1426)
Friday January 14, 2011, 9:26 am

Sorry to inform everyone, the cub died. :(


Alicia N (87)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:22 pm
sadly noted that the precious cub died. So sad....

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:41 am

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 11:40 am
Hope the little guy is OK and will survive. I tend to believe animals in captivity don't learn what they need to know to survive and take care of their young.
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