My stepsister sent me these pics and I thought I'd share them with y'all. Here's the text that went with them:
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 weaner pigs. The zoo keepers and vets
wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother
Would they become cubs or pork chops???? Take a look....