Dog Retrieves Abandoned Tiger Cubs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CANEY, Kan. (AP) _ A dog at a southeast Kansas zoo has adopted three tiger cubs abandoned by their mother.

Safari Zoological Park owner Tom Harvey said the tiger cubs were born Sunday, but the mother had rejected them.

Harvey said the cubs were then put in the care of a golden retriever.

Puppies take about the same amount of time as tiger cubs to develop, and Harvey says the adoptive mother just recently weaned her own puppies.

He says the dog licks, cleans and feeds the cubs.

The Safari Zoological Park specializes in endangered species.

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