A mother's love

I recieved this from my inbox and thought I'd share it with all of you... whether you are the biological, surrogate, stepmother, foster or adopted mother, our LOVE for a child is of the same depth.

Pork Chop or Tiger Cubs

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, 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 wiener 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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cruise said...

wow ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganito, pwede pala yun. i suddenly remember a story in the Bible when Isau tricked his father, he pretended to be his elder brother who happens to be a fav son. ginawa nya yun by wearing a hairly animal skin kasi ganun skin ng kuya nya. he got the blessing from his father by doing so.

iskoo said...

very interesting story. indeed bring encouragement both parents and children.


justice said...

this story was also forwarded to me by someone and kaaliw when i saw them cuddled just like "family"

JO said...

Hi Cruise, Iskoo, and Justice,
This is really an interesting article...

tani said...

aww.... soo cute!

JO said...

Hi Tani,
Kakaaliw no?