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    .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 mothers 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?

    Take a look...you wont believe your eyes

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    Oh that is so cute!!!

    i am sooo glad it ended well, have some rep snowtiger:thumbsup:

    Its all a fake. :roll:

    ]Click here for details

    I honestly can't believe that people out there can take this stuff seriously.

    Original Poster

    oh dear ..... I was really taken in by this & thought it was real too !

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    This email forward arrives with photographs of a mother tiger suckling several piglets cutely clad in "tiger" suits. The message claims that veterinarians at a Californian zoo introduced the disguised piglets to the mother tiger in an effort to alleviate her depression after she lost her real cubs. The photographs are genuine. However, the explanation is a work of fiction.

    The photographs were actually taken at the ]Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand and not in California. The zoo is renowned for its rather bizarre cross-species displays. According to a ]2004 article in the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Quarterly:

    Original Poster

    [INDENT]The Sriracha Tiger Zoo, an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand, is truly an amazing place. Boasting more than 400 tigers, a handful of Asian elephants, piles of crocodiles, camels, snakes and other exotic animals, the zoo has some intriguing, yet troubling exhibits.

    In one glass room, a farrowing crate entombed a pig who, lying on her side, nourished both her piglets and tiger cubs. Across the hall, another glass room housed a female tiger, who fed piglets adorned in tiger-print costumes. This incongruous display was replicated elsewhere, where enclosures housed tigers, pigs, and dogs together.
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    The zoo features a tiger circus and a ]variety of displays and shows designed to entertain guests, including crocodile and elephant shows, pig racing, "the genius pig that can calculate in 5 languages" and "Scorpion Queen, the girl with over 100 scorpions on her body". In spite of the claims in the email forward, the tiger suited piglets were not given to a grieving mother tiger to help her depression. Instead, they represent a callous manipulation of animals for the gratification of their human visitors. ]Other photographs show the piglets interacting with a tiger without their "tiger" disguises, so the tiger suits are clearly to increase the entertainment value of the display and are not really required. Photographs ]also depict a mother pig returning the "favour" by suckling tiger cubs.

    It seems apparent that the author of this email forward has simply invented a touching story to suit a set of rather intriguing images. The photographs are certainly interesting. However, they do not depict an act of kindness by concerned humans intent on helping an animal in distress as implied in the message. Instead, they exemplify our unfortunate willingness to exploit our fellow creatures for our own selfish purposes.

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    jellybaby22;2728964

    How could you snowtiger...this is all fake..you cant fool me you … How could you snowtiger...this is all fake..you cant fool me you know.....this is simply animal exploitation...for human entertainment......:giggle:(phhew...quick edit...So i dont look like an idiot)


    I know I was fooled too :oops:

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    modoc;2729086

    Its all a fake. :roll:]Click here for detailsI honestly can't believe … Its all a fake. :roll:]Click here for detailsI honestly can't believe that people out there can take this stuff seriously.


    Thanks for the link ... before I sent this to OH ;-)

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    i reacon those are pigs in tiger jackets but who knows hmmmm lol

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    N-DUBZ;2729215

    i reacon those are pigs in tiger jackets but who knows hmmmm lol


    lol .... & welcome to HUKD

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    found more !!

    [CENTER]http://www.saynotocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/tiger-and-piglets-two.jpg[/CENTER]

    Original Poster

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    ..................... just putting this one in as I think it's cute !

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    Original Poster

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