Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pork Chops Or Cubs?

Just received this email today, which I thought is quite apt as a follow up post to my previous one :


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 weanling pigs. The zookeepers 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...




Now, please tell me one more time ........?
Why can't the rest of the world get along??


P/S
I thought dressing the piglets up in tiger skin would be a bit disturbing ...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/t/tiger-pigs.htm

Tracy said...

oh, that is just SO sweet and Beautiful! Thank You for putting this up! I loved it!!!!!

Tracy said...

oh..and who cares if it's truth or fiction...sure looks true to me! And just hearing this and seeing it makes you smile!!!!! Thanks again!!!

M_in_M said...

You are welcome and thanks for your comments, Tracy. I like the message of the email. If we can get past all the differences and learn to get along, the world will be more peaceful and fun. Shanti!

Lyi C. said...

reminds me of the jungle book...
O_o

M_in_M said...

It also reminds me of the characters of Winnie the Pooh - Tigger and Piglet.