This is amazing. The other night me and my friends, being high-brow intellectuals, spent a couple of hours in a Brighton restaurant arguing over who would win a fight between a tiger and a lion. We did not, however, discuss what would happen if a tiger met a dog, thinking it fairly unlikely that such an event would merit debate. But the Guardian today shows just what would happen if such a meeting occurred.
A Chinese dog has become the surrogate mother of tiger triplets born at a zoo in the country’s eastern Shandong province.
The mongrel bitch called Huani is suckling the tiger cubs, imaginatively named One, Two and Three by staff at Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World, because their mother rejected them.
The zoo manager, Chen Yucai, said: “The family is getting along well and seems to enjoy each other.”