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Dog Nurses Tiger Triplets at Zoo

May 18th, 2007, 01:10 PM
The cubs, whom officials at the Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World in Shandong province are so far just calling "One," "Two" and "Three," have been nursed by a dog since they were rejected by their tiger mother shortly after birth, said Paomaling manager Chen Yucai.

The trio's adoptive mother, a mixed breed farm dog called "Huani," is expected to nurse them for about a month or until their appetites outpace her supply, Chen said.

Chen said it is common for Chinese zoos to use surrogate dog mothers to nurse rejected tiger cubs and that Huani has nursed tigers before.

May 18th, 2007, 01:11 PM
Ok it wont let me upload picture,you have to see picture anyone have email i could send to??Or find story and psot picture,it is adorable.

May 18th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Cute story.

May 18th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Thank you,god that is just the sweetest picture ever.

May 18th, 2007, 06:55 PM
My sister just pointed out to me they say triplets,but there are 4 there.

May 18th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Oops didnt realize it was her puppy also.