The abandoned tigers cubs, the reluctant Labrador dog becoming a mother, and the surprising and heartwarming ending.
Tigers are often perceived as fierce and highly predatory animals, even considered as symbols of evil by many species, including gentle dogs. However, recently, an extraordinary story has captivated the online community, leaving them astounded. In particular, a Labrador retriever has recently taken in and fostered five tiger cubs, assuming the dedicated role of a nurturing mother. But what unfolded afterward is what truly astonished people, making them question their own eyes.
An amazing video of a Labrador dog taking care of 5 tiger cubs which were abandoned by their mother in a zoo has been shared by A Piece of Nature on Twitter.
Specifically, at a national wildlife sanctuary in China, a mother tiger recently gave birth to a litter of tiger cubs but displayed no interest in caring for them. This posed a significant challenge for the zoo staff as the cubs would develop slowly and weakly without their mother’s milk. They resorted to feeding them processed food, which was not an ideal solution for the tiger cubs’ development.
Determined to find a foster mother for the tiger cubs, the breeders searched for a suitable Labrador retriever who had recently given birth and met all the necessary requirements. Initially, everyone was concerned about how long this tiger-dog combination could coexist. Surprisingly, they got along harmoniously.
Everyone was astonished to see the mother dog and the tiger cubs living in perfect harmony. The Labrador, however, seemed a bit bewildered, wondering how she ended up becoming the mother of these jungle rulers, not just one but five of them. The dog’s face expressed confusion, and her gaze towards the staff seemed to question, “What is happening? Who am I? Whose children are these?”
Nevertheless, perhaps the instinct of a mother awakened within her, and she quickly adapted to the new circumstances. The Labrador performed remarkably, not only nursing the tiger cubs but also playing with them. If one overlooked the difference in species, it was a beautiful display of maternal love.
Finally, the day came to wean the tiger cubs. However, to everyone’s surprise, when the Labrador, the “foster mother,” was set free, she hesitated to leave. People speculated that after months of living harmoniously together, the Labrador truly considered the tiger cubs as her own. The image of her cuddling the tiger cub in her arms brought a sense of peace to everyone’s hearts.
After this fascinating story circulated on social media, it created a stir among online communities. Many people expressed their surprise at a story that seemed too incredible to be true. Additionally, there was considerable praise for the Labrador, the “foster mother,” who exhibited not only bravery but also a warm heart.