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i got this in an e-mail today,thought i would pass it on.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mother of the Year<br><br><br><br>
In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.<br><br><br><br>
The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.<br><br><br><br>
After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother.<br><br><br><br>
The veterinarians then decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of weaner pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger<br><br><br><br>
Would they become cubs... or pork chops??<br><br><br><br>
Take a look........ you won't believe your eyes!!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/antoine08/image6.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/antoine08/image7.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/antoine08/image8.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/antoine08/ATT00076.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Well, that is JUST adorable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> Especially that last photo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This isn't a true story. It is actually really disturbing:<br><br><br><br>
The images displayed above were taken in 2004 at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand. Although the Sriracha Tiger Zoo hosts one of the world's most successful tiger breeding programs, unlike most western zoos it also offers circus- and carnival-like shows, exhibits, and interactions, including (as evidenced here) the mixture of adults and young of quite different species in the same enclosures. As described by the AWI Quarterly, a publication of the Animal Welfare Institute:<br><br><br><br>
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo, an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand, is truly an amazing place. Boasting more than 400 tigers, a handful of Asian elephants, piles of crocodiles, camels, snakes and other exotic animals, the zoo has some intriguing, yet troubling exhibits.<br><br><br><br>
In one glass room, a farrowing crate entombed a pig who, lying on her side, nourished both her piglets and tiger cubs. Across the hall, another glass room housed a female tiger, who fed piglets adorned in tiger-print costumes. This incongruous display was replicated elsewhere, where enclosures housed tigers, pigs, and dogs together.<br><br><br><br>
In another area, a visitor could feed milk to a young tiger resting on his or her lap a young tiger still in possession of his claws ... There was a tiger circus, not dissimilar from a circus anywhere else: tigers leaping through rings of fire, walking across a double tightrope, parading around the ring on hind legs, and riding around on the back of the horse.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Annikat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This isn't a true story. It is actually really disturbing:<br><br><br><br>
The images displayed above were taken in 2004 at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand. Although the Sriracha Tiger Zoo hosts one of the world's most successful tiger breeding programs, unlike most western zoos it also offers circus- and carnival-like shows, exhibits, and interactions, including (as evidenced here) the mixture of adults and young of quite different species in the same enclosures. As described by the AWI Quarterly, a publication of the Animal Welfare Institute:<br><br><br><br>
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo, an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand, is truly an amazing place. Boasting more than 400 tigers, a handful of Asian elephants, piles of crocodiles, camels, snakes and other exotic animals, the zoo has some intriguing, yet troubling exhibits.<br><br><br><br>
In one glass room, a farrowing crate entombed a pig who, lying on her side, nourished both her piglets and tiger cubs. Across the hall, another glass room housed a female tiger, who fed piglets adorned in tiger-print costumes. This incongruous display was replicated elsewhere, where enclosures housed tigers, pigs, and dogs together.<br><br><br><br>
In another area, a visitor could feed milk to a young tiger resting on his or her lap a young tiger still in possession of his claws ... There was a tiger circus, not dissimilar from a circus anywhere else: tigers leaping through rings of fire, walking across a double tightrope, parading around the ring on hind legs, and riding around on the back of the horse.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp</a></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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i saw the same pics with a different story... thanks for the snopes link anni.<br><br><br><br>
the pics were cute anyway, antoine08. :<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">:
 

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