Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pork Chops or Cubs

Someone sent me an email today I though I would share on my blog:

A California Zoo reported, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. However, due to pregnancy complications they cubs were born early but did not survive. Consequently, the mother Tiger's health declined suddenly. Although physically she was fine, the veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger  cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning  mother... The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. 
The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother  tiger... Would they become cubs or pork  chops?

Take a won't believe your  eyes:

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