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
mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.
After checking with many other
zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there
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
one species will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans'
that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and
vets wrapped the piglets in
skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or
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