My Followers!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Liger cubs nursed by dog in China's Xixiakou Zoo

                        Dog nurses two liger cubs in Weihai, China (19 May 2011)

Four cubs were born at the Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo earlier this month but only two survived.
The mother stopped feeding the cubs after a few days so the dog, which had recently had its own puppies, was enlisted to help.
Ligers are extremely rare and are thought to only be born in captivity.
Zoo spokesman Cong Wen said it was not clear why the tiger had stopped feeding her cubs, the Associated Press reports.
But she said that after some initial problems, the pair were feeding well from their canine stepmother.
Although they are a different species, tigers and lions are able to breed together.
Ligers are the largest known cat, usually growing much larger than either parent.


  1. Aw what a lovely story. I want one!

  2. OMG Ligers are REAL? What's next? Cabbits being real? My world is now upside down...

  3. Holy crap this is madness. I see the apocalypse did happen.

  4. Amazing, nature balance herself every time.

    Change your font color, is grey on black, illegible....

  5. dogs are the best animals _EVER. i wish i had one...

  6. actually saw this on the news haha. I wonder what the lion is thinking when it's fucking the tiger, or vice versa.