Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Amazing how strong motherhood can be...



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 weaning 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 ?

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Now, please tell me one more time ...

Why can't the rest of the world get along ?

9 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing! What next? Dogs and cats living in harmony?

Jerry said...

That is an awesome story! I really like the picture of the piglets on top of the tigress.

To answer your question, why can't the rest of the world get along? We don't have tiger skin to wrap ourselves up in to blend in.

TS Hendrik said...

Sad and adorable. Clearly a story in need of the Disney treatment.

Ally said...

Awwww. So sweet.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I love it! I'm going to buy a tiger suit and climb into a tiger cage!

Did you hear the story about the tiger in San Francisco? After being shot at with a slingshot by teenagers, it jumped over a twelve and a half foot wall and killed one and seriously injured two others....

Melanie's Randomness said...

awww that is so cute. Love is blind. Seriously.

Copyboy said...

That is the 8th craziest thing I've ever seen in my life.

BeautifulDees said...

That is so precious. Wow I hope she will alway's love her piglet's.
Love,Debbie

Bendigo said...

Why can't they get along indeed! Great post :)