These adorable tiger cubs have found an unexpected substitute mother—a dog. This unique family resides in Nanning Zoo in southern China’s Guangxi Province because the cubs’ biological mother, a lion, was incapable of looking after them due to her ill health. The little cubs engage in playful fights over their next meal and contentedly nurse from the dog.
In the southern region of China, at Nanning Zoo, a surrogate dog mother is lovingly caring for three adorable newborn tiger cubs. This act of introducing lion and tiger cubs to nurse from a different species is quite uncommon in China.
In 2007, the viral images of ‘Hundai’ nurturing three tiger cubs captured the hearts of animal enthusiasts worldwide. Nevertheless, animal experts explain that it is a common procedure to assign abandoned animal babies to surrogate mothers of the same species to prevent future abandonment.
Although the surrogate mother may find it challenging, these three cubs are delighted to snuggle up with their unconventional parent. It’s like a dream come true for them.
Due to the mother lion’s poor health, she is unable to take care of her three cubs, which has led them to seek assistance from other sources.