Friday, June 09, 2006

Tiger Nurses Piglets After Losing Cubs

This is the saddest story

But it has a happy ending

A female tiger in a zoo in California 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 could come back to life.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there wereno 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 babiesaround the mother tiger.

Would they become cubs or pork chops?????????????

Take a look........
you won't believe your eyes!!!!

But …

Yes .. and no.

The photos are genuine (See more below) but the story's not true. She just likes pigs!

The photos were taken at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand (near Bangkok), known for its tiger-breeding program, but also because they like to mix species, partly as a tourist attraction (it works).

So, no, there was no lost tiglets and no mourning mother ... in fact this tiger mum is happier than ever. Her name is Sai Mai and she's 2 years old.
She was suckled by a sow when she was a cub, and thinks pigs are family.

Samai is 2 yrs. old and was suckled by a sow when she was a cub. Evidently she considers pigs “family.” This democratic start in life allowed her to form a companionable relationship with pigs, and even a dog. All can be seen caged together at times.

Says our Thailand reporter: “This is living proof that under certain circumstances differences in life don’t have to create friction. Surely the Sriracha Tiger Zoo is sending a message to us Homo sapiens that we can also live in peace and harmony.”

A tiger now protects something it would ordinarily grab for a snack. Of course tigers in captivity aren’t hungry like they would be in the wild, but do you have to be hungry to eat something delicious?

If the tiger can unlearn “eat it” and learn “love it" think what you can unlearn and learn.


· hold your temper …
· stop ranting and raving …
· quit falling in love with women who don’t love you …
· ignore distractions and focus on your studies
· stop grieving and start living
· forgive someone
. learn to deal with difficult people


It’s a thought.

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