25 March 2008

Fwd: FW: Definitely Mother Of The Year


Egg Painting

Mother of The Year


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.

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  species 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?

No comments: