"About six weeks ago at a zoo in Sochi, Russia, an Amur tiger - one of the rarest tigers on the planet - gave birth to a pair of cubs. The zoo, of course, was thrilled, but its joy soon faded - the mother wouldn’t feed her babies. Fortunately, the zoo found a woman, Yekaterina Khodakova, whose Shar Pei Cleopatra had recently had a litter of puppies. Cleopatra immediately accepted the tiger cubs as her own, and began nursing them. Now the Amur cubs, dubbed Clyopa and Plyusha, think they’re dogs.”


Photos: Igor Yakunin, Associated Press / SF

260 notes

  1. 23lostwords reblogged this from kqedscience
  2. urvictorian reblogged this from kqedscience
  3. nodamncatnodamncradle reblogged this from sabelmouse
  4. sabelmouse reblogged this from brianrwa
  5. trust-betrayal reblogged this from kqedscience
  6. ane4ka-enot reblogged this from kqedscience
  7. zarachiel reblogged this from kqedscience
  8. brygpo reblogged this from omgitstehwarmuffin
  9. omgitstehwarmuffin reblogged this from kqedscience
  10. i-am-going-to-my-mind-palace reblogged this from a-little-obsessed-with-mermaids
  11. ye110wsubmarine reblogged this from kqedscience
  12. plumberry reblogged this from kqedscience
  13. francisterrado reblogged this from zeiralliv
  14. daddyslilgrl reblogged this from lovelypoemsandbrokenpromises
  15. glittering-gutters reblogged this from lovelypoemsandbrokenpromises
  16. lovelypoemsandbrokenpromises reblogged this from letranlam
  17. letranlam reblogged this from unbrokenflow
  18. unbrokenflow reblogged this from reginlad
  19. a-little-obsessed-with-mermaids reblogged this from winchester-wildes
  20. winchester-wildes reblogged this from amateurcracksman
  21. licensedto--chill reblogged this from thenewfantastic
  22. zekeleash reblogged this from domesticbeast
  23. zeiralliv reblogged this from kqedscience
  24. eh-okay reblogged this from kqedscience
  25. brotou reblogged this from kqedscience
  26. domesticbeast reblogged this from kqedscience
  27. epiphanies-and-revelations reblogged this from lirillith
  28. letsbecuddlebuddies reblogged this from thenewfantastic
  29. thenewfantastic reblogged this from misstrixiedoll
  30. misstrixiedoll reblogged this from medjunetper
  31. medjunetper reblogged this from lirillith
To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union