Dog Adopts 4 Tiger Cubs

A dog named Hei Nui has come to the rescue of three snow tigers and one white tiger in Weihai City, in China’s eastern Shandong province. It is believed the quadruplets were abandoned by their mother because large litters are uncommon for tigers. The dog has been nursing the tigers along with her two puppies. The three snow tigers, which are a variation of the white tiger and are born with white fur and blue eyes, will add to the about 200 snow tiger population left in the world. Stories about other species caring for the young of another always choke me up. [10/11/10]

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