We’ve all heard that love can transcend all boundaries. A video of a dog going viral on social media shows just that.
The video shows a Labrador dog taking care of three tiger cubs abandoned by their mother in a zoo. The internet is stunned by the bond between the cubs and their foster mother.
The video was shot in China and shows the tiger cubs playing around the dog. It also says that the mother of these cubs refused to feed them shortly after birth.
Because you want to watch a lab dog care for baby rescue tigers
— A piece of nature (@apieceofnature) May 15, 2022
Since it was shared on Twitter by A Piece of Nature on Sunday, the video has been viewed more than 16,000 times. It was originally shared on Instagram on April 27.
Twitter users, including many dog lovers, have poured out. “Labs are pure blessings,” one user tweeted.
“They love their new mom… let them grow,” said one Instagram user. “Tiger and dog. Different kinds, but love remains the same,” added another.
A female tiger abandoning its cubs is not something unheard of. There are many reasons, as stated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) booklet for all tiger reserves.
Aside from mother tiger death, according to NTA guidelines, cubs are also left behind if they are weak, incapacitated, injured or sick.
Some female tigers also abandon their young due to their inability to eat due to injury.
Last year, the story of an abandoned black panther raised by a Rottweiler in Siberia went viral.
Luna, the panther, was born in a traveling zoo, but his mother rejected the cub just a week after he was born. With no resources to care for baby leopards, the zoo approached Victoria, an expert in feral cat rehabilitation.
She took the black panther home. Venza, her Rottweiler, took good care of her sister and helped her grow.
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