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Loss In The Animal World

A coworker sent this to me today. I found it really interesting not to mention ridiculously cute, so I thought I would share.

Pork Chops?

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 weanling 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?  Take a look... you won't believe your eyes.

 

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  • That is precious!
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  • I saw this once before, and it never fails to make me smile. It's adorable!! Thanks for sharing Big Smile

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  • This is so wonderful! I'm glad they were able to find babies for her to mother!
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  • How adorable! Thanks for sharing!
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  • This seriously made me tear up!!!! How sweet!!!
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  • This gave me goosebumps!  Thanks for sharing!
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  • That is adorable! I have seen this before too.


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  • Oh my gosh!!! I love it!

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  • I love this story and pics too, and I hate to be a Debbie downer, but I don't think that the story is true. 

     http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp

    Sigh. Sorry.  

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  • awww that is so sweet!it made me tear up for a second. she looks so content in the first pic. Smile
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  • awww that is so sweet!it made me tear up for a second. she looks so content in the first pic. Smile
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  • AND cue crying. That was so sweet! 
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  • That is so precious!

    But this is the proof to any skeptics that animals have souls and feelings too!


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    Very heartwarming. Loss of offspring is prevalent in the animal kingdom, and it makes me so sad. I'm happy this mother tiger was able to find peace, and she took great care of these little piggies!
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  • This is so cute.  Thanks for sharing!
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  • I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing it made me smile.
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  • That is adorable.  It is amazing that grief over the loss of our offspring is not only associated with humans.  And those piglets are so cute!!!

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  • Aw!! I've never felt so connected to a tiger mommy!

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  • warms my heart! thank you for sharing
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