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    Default Safari park worker opens her home to neglected white lion cubs

    These heart-warming pictures show the safari park worker who became an unexpected mother - to four white lion cubs.
    When the cubs' mothers, sisters Nala and Lubaya, began to neglect their infants at Stukenbrock Safari Park in North West Germany, keepers decided that they needed to be taken into care.
    They intervened to save the rare animals' lives, handing them over to Jeannette Wurms - their new surrogate mother.

    Feeding time: Safari park worker Jeannette Wurms feeds on of the four white lion cubs she is caring for at her home in Germany

    Now the 34 year-old park-keeper has a full-time job on her hands raising the cubs in her own house.
    'For me every day is mother's day,' said Jeannette.
    'Maybe a new kind of tradition in lion child-rearing has been born in Stukenbrock.'
    She can be seen in these pictures starting one of the day's many feeding sessions, and having some playtime with the precious cubs.

    Full time job: The rare animals were taken in to care after they were rejected by their mother at Stukenbrock Safari Park

    Jeannette has had to take on all the jobs a lioness mother would do - including feeding the cubs every three hours, playing with them, petting them and even massaging their stomachs, something the mother usually does with her tongue.
    But, she joked: 'I personally prefer to do it with my hands.'
    The park keepers first became concerned when Lubaya gave birth to twins Matumba and Bandhura four days after her sister Nala had had her own children, and both of the cubs' umbilical cords became infected.

    Adorable: Jeannette's duties includ feeding the cubs every three hours, playing with them and petting them

    Facing a serious threat to their lives, they needed to be immediately separated from their mother and treated.
    Bereft of her children, Lubaya became increasingly agitated, and in an act of sisterly empathy, twin Nala became so anxious that she stopped feeding her own cubs, twin females Luna and Armani.
    At this stage the decision was taken to step in, otherwise Nala's cubs might also have died.
    There are currently only around 200 white lions in existence worldwide.

    Pamper time: She also has to massage their stomachs, something their mother would normally do

    Read more: Time to get a bigger cat flap: Safari park worker opens her home to neglected white lion cubs | Mail Online

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    OMFG I WANT ONE

    only if they stays that size though
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    that's a "her"? could have fooled me.

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    Inbred kitties.

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    What a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    OMFG I WANT ONE

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    this.
    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    that's a "her"? could have fooled me.
    and this.
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    These beautiful little guys are lucky to have someone to do this for them. Good for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    that's a "her"? could have fooled me.
    K.D. Lang's missing twin?

    Those kitties are cute until they rip someone's face off. Just sayin'....
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    I want a kitty like those kitties!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    that's a "her"? could have fooled me.
    lol i thought it was Clay Aiken
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