Sunday, August 23, 2009

Motherhood

Some of us are destined for Motherhood, it's our sole purpose in life!

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 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 weaning pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tigerskin fabric and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops??
Take a look...






The Mothering Instinct is strong in humans and animals alike.
No matter what...we love them unconditionally!

Thanks Aunt B...

9 comments:

  1. When this was on the news it was darling to literally view her caring for those wee ones. What love ... TTFN~ Marydon

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  2. It has been said by scientist and theologist alike, no greater bong than that of a mother.

    The more I see examples of this displayed through adoptions, surrogates & blood bonding, the more impressed & amazed I become.

    This is special. I saw a special on national geographic of a tiger and a baby jazelle. The tiger's natural instinct would be to literally kill that jazelle in a second by snapping it's neck. It did not happen. The tiger took on the jazelle as a cub. This went on for some time. Then one night, a pack of opposing cats killed the jazelle. The scientist went on to say the tiger suffered major depression. I was bawling at the end of the show.

    Simply Amazing.

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  3. Thank you Joy. This was so moving I cried. How can you beat a story like that. I'm always fascinated by interspecies communication. Just makes you wonder if there's not a lot more love out there than we're led to believe.

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  4. Strange but true gets me every single time. This one still surprises me.

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  5. sweet post. thanks for visiting my blog and i look forward to reading yours

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  6. Those pigs are just too cute.

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  7. That is so cute! Who would have thought!

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  8. What a story..So encouraging and up lifting.. A good true story.
    I have not heard it as I don't watch much news...too depressing..

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  9. I missed that story....how sweet!

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