Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Catblogging

Why do we call kindness toward others "humanity", sharing "humane??

This is tiger cubs being nursed by a surrogate mom-dog, at Wild Animal World, featured in May in Australia's Brisbane Times.

Newborn tiger triplets in eastern China are being nursed by a dog after their mother rejected them.

Officials at the Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World in Shandong province are calling the cubs "One," "Two" and "Three."

They have been nursed by a dog since they were rejected by their mother shortly after birth 10 days ago, said Paomaling manager Chen Yucai.

The triplet's adoptive mother, a mixed breed farm dog named "Huani," is expected to nurse the tigers for about a month or until their appetites outpace her supply, Chen said.

Chen said it is common for Chinese zoos to use surrogate dog mothers to nurse rejected tiger cubs.

Huani has nursed tigers from Paomaling before, he said.

"The family is getting along well and seems to enjoy each other," Chen said.

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