Golden retriever adopts tiger cubs at Kansas zoo
My last animal post was about a pitbull attacking a boy. I would like to redeem myself and post on a positive animal story.
This story reminds me of The Lion King when Simba wandered off and Timone and Pumba had to care for him. However, this is not a movie and a golden retriever took in the cubs when the mother stopped caring for them.
I wonder what happens in the future. How long will the cubs stay with the golden retriever and what it is going to be like when they are fully grown. I guess adopting is not only practiced by humans, but animals as well.
A dog at a southeast Kansas zoo has adopted three tiger cubs abandoned by their mother. Safari Zoological Park owner Tom Harvey said the tiger cubs were born Sunday, but the mother had problems with them.
A day later, the mother stopped caring for them. Harvey said the cubs were wandering around, trying to find their birth mother, who wouldn't pay attention to them. That's when the cubs were put in the care of a golden retriever, Harvey said.
Harvey said it's unusual for dogs to care for tiger cubs, but it does happen. He said he has seen reports of pigs nursing cubs in China, and he actually got the golden retriever after his wife saw television accounts of dogs caring for tiger cubs.