At China’s Xixiakou Zoo four liger cubs were born, but as the mother stopped feeding the cubs, two have unfortunately died. The staff at the zoo then decided to bring in a ‘stepmother’ for the cubs, so a dog was brought in to nurse and feed the liger cubs. The dog has only recently had her own puppies so she is the perfect candidate for the job. Ligers – a cross between a male lion and a female tiger – are known to only be born in captivity and usually grow larger than either of their parents. These two little ligers are feeding well from their canine ‘step mum’ and should be nursed to strength soon.
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