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Dog nurses newborn tigers

April 13, 2009 at 4:54 PM

QINGDAO, China, April 13 (UPI) -- Workers at a Chinese safari park say a dog is serving as a wet nurse to four tiger cubs whose mother neglected their needs.

The Qingdao park said the mother tiger apparently did not know to feed her cubs after giving birth to her first litter Monday so workers enlisted the help of the dog, which had recently birthed a litter of puppies, Qilu Evening News reported Monday.

Park employees said the dog had previously been brought in to give milk to baby wolves.

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