Mon, July 27, 2009
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Tiger, lion cubs and their dog mother

2009-07-27 06:41:38 GMT2009-07-27 14:41:38 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A dog breastfeeds a tiger cub and three lion cubs at a safari park in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 26, 2009. The four cubs were born in June but their first-time mothers did not know how to breastfeed them. Staff at the zoo found a dog, which recently gave birth to some puppies, to feed the cubs instead. [Xinhua]

A dog licks a lion cub after she acted as the milk provider for it and three other newborn lion and tiger cubs at a safari park in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 26, 2009. Three lion cubs and tiger cub were born in June but their first-time mothers were unable to breastfeed them. Zoo staff instead found a dog, which recently gave birth to some puppies, to feed the cubs. [Xinhua]

A dog and a tiger cub are shown here at a safari park in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 26, 2009. Three lion cubs and a tiger cub were born at the park in June but their first-time mothers did not know how to breastfeed them. Staff at the zoo found a dog, which recently gave birth to some puppies, to feed the cubs instead. [Xinhua]

A dog breastfeeds a tiger cub and three lion cubs at a safari park in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 26, 2009.

The four cubs were born in June but their first-time mothers did not know how to breastfeed them. Staff at the zoo found a dog, which recently gave birth to some puppies, to feed the cubs instead.

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