The mother dog feeds the three tiger cubs on June 9. (Chinanews.com/Hong Jianpeng)
Edited and translated by Liang Jun, People`s Daily Online
Three tiger cubs, born to Siberian tiger parents, were abandoned by their mothers. The staff members of Nanning zoo in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region found surrogate dog mothers to breast-feed them. After a period of time, the mother dog has not only adapted the role as being tiger cubs` nanny, but also shoulder the duties to protect the cubs. And the mother dog`s three puppies also get along well with the three tiger cubs.