Friday, December 5, 2008

Porks Chops - And, No, It's Not What's For Dinner Tonight

Sent to me by a friend:

"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, died shortly after birth. 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. 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.

The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one specie s will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger.

Would they become cubs or pork chops? Take a look...










Now, please tell me one more time...Why can't the rest of the world get along?"

4 comments:

Amy said...

Does it make me feel better or worse that a huge tiger couldn't keep her babies in long enough, I just don't know.

I wonder how long they will let the pigs stay there before they pull them away, for fear that she'll figure out they're tasty?

Sue said...

You don't need to be reading dumb stories like this about tigers! Stop it now and pick up Goodnight Moon.

Anonymous said...

pictures are real; story is inaccurate. snopes it! http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp

still quite cute, though!

Sue said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for setting me straight, but now it's not heartwarming or cute, it's kind of a scam...