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Shar Pei foster mother for rare Siberian tiger cubs

Zoesnow_thumb By MissT | June 06, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sharpei is fostering two Siberian tiger cubs in Russia

A Shar Pei named Cleopatra is suckling two newborn Siberian tigers who were rejected by their mother from Sochi Zoo in Russia according to the Russian news agency Ria Novosti.

The rare tiger cubs were rejected by their birth mother, but immediately accepted by the dog, who recently gave birth to her own pups. She cleans them and lets them suckle along with her own pups. 

Sharpei is foster mother to two Siberian tiger cubs in Russia

The two Siberian tiger cubs are named Clyopa and Plyusha, after their adopted canine mother, Cleopatra. They are also being fed goat’s milk to help support Cleopatra's efforts and provide them extra nutrients.

Sharpei is foster mother to two Siberian tiger cubs in Russia

The tiger cubs will be with their foster family for a few weeks before returning to the zoo.

Sharpei is foster mother to two Siberian tiger cubs in Russia

 


Update: One month later (July 5, 2012)

The Siberian tiger cubs under the temporary care of Shar Pei Cleopatra are more active and play with the puppies in the home of Yekaterina Khodakova in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The cubs will soon return to the zoo to live. Fewer than 400 Siberian tigers have survived in the wild, most of them in the cedar forests of Russia's Far East.

 

tiger cub and sharpei puppy
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

Siberian tiger cub Plyusha and Shar Pei puppy Fighter play.

tiger cub and sharpei puppy
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

And play some more...

tiger cub and sharpei puppy
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

 

tiger cub and sharpei puppy
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

tiger cub and sharpei mother
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

Shar Pei dog Cleopatra feeds Siberian tiger cub Clyopa. 

tiger cub and sharpei pups
AP Photo/Igor Yakunin

Yekaterina Khodakova holding her 18-month-old son Gleb watches two Siberian tiger cubs Plyusha and Clyopa and Shar Pei puppy Flaxy playing in her house.



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