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djones520
05-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Four cubs were born at the Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo earlier this month but only two survived.

The mother stopped feeding the cubs after a few days so the dog, which had recently had its own puppies, was enlisted to help.

Ligers are extremely rare and are thought to only be born in captivity.

Zoo spokesman Cong Wen said it was not clear why the tiger had stopped feeding her cubs, the Associated Press reports.

But she said that after some initial problems, the pair were feeding well from their canine stepmother.

Although they are a different species, tigers and lions are able to breed together.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13520472

If that doesn't signal the End of Day's, I don't know what will.

Jumpy
05-24-2011, 09:56 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52931000/jpg/_52931569_012057481-2.jpg awwwww... It is so cute when mommy animals adopt babies that do not belong to them.

Zathras
05-25-2011, 12:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0

Rockntractor
05-25-2011, 12:34 AM
What happened to the dogs puppies?

Gingersnap
05-25-2011, 09:55 AM
What happened to the dogs puppies?

Sacrificed to Moloch, probably.

FlaGator
05-25-2011, 11:47 AM
When I first saw that picture I thought it was a trophy mounted on a while :eek: