Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Liger cubs in China zoo nursed by dog

  1. #1
    Elite Member dowcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Brasil
    Posts
    21,444

    Default Liger cubs in China zoo nursed by dog

    Liger cubs in China zoo nursed by dog

    Two liger cubs in a zoo in China are being nursed by a dog after being rejected by their tiger mum, in a story ever so slightly similar to that of Koa the labrador and her adopted baby rabbits.



    The ligers - a cross between a male lion and a female tiger, if you hadn't guessed that much - were born at Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo in east China's Shandong province earlier this month.



    Two of their siblings sadly died, then their mother stopped feeding the pair after a few days.
    The dog, fresh from giving birth to her own offspring, was promptly drafted in as a surrogate mum.

    Can't tell which are the liger cubs and which are the puppies, can you? Oh, wait...
    According to staff at the zoo, the liger cubs initially had trouble drinking milk from the pooch but they're now used to it.


    Metro.co.uk: News, sport, showbiz, celebrities from Metro newspaper | Metro.co.uk


    "Tão estranho carregar uma vida inteira no corpo, e ninguém suspeitar dos traumas, das quedas, dos medos, dos choros."
    Caio Fernando Abreu

  2. #2
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    51,118

    Default

    "bred for its skills in magic"
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  3. #3
    Hit By Ban Bus! AliceInWonderland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    you already know.
    Posts
    44,442

    Default

    ^

    precious; this made me smile

  4. #4
    Elite Member shedevilang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    louisiana
    Posts
    16,694

    Default

    Wow that's cool
    Silly bitches, twitchy links are NOT for kids!-Mel

  5. #5
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    What a good doggy!
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  6. #6
    Elite Member Chalet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    13,079

    Default

    Wants to mush their faces.

  7. #7
    Elite Member ManxMouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lemuria
    Posts
    7,464

    Default

    *that's pretty much my favorite animal*

    but seriously, I don't trust China and their weirdo exploitation of animals.
    Santa is an elitist mother fucker -- giving expensive shit to rich kids and nothing to poor kids.

  8. #8
    Elite Member Waterslide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    out where the buses don't run
    Posts
    10,760

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    *that's pretty much my favorite animal*
    i am so stupid I honestly thought ligers were made up that movie. They are adorable though!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 16 panda cubs join zoo nursery in China
    By Honey in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 8th, 2010, 12:31 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 19th, 2009, 12:00 AM
  3. Critically endangered South China tiger cubs
    By Honey in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 14th, 2009, 01:42 AM
  4. Baby panda adopted and nursed by cat dies
    By drama_queen in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM
  5. Have you seen a Liger?
    By Chalet in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: September 12th, 2007, 01:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •