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?
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