Golden Retriever Nurses Abandoned White Tiger Cubs

August 4, 2008 / 10 Comments

Isabella, is a golden retriever at the Safari Zoological Park that recently got famous. Famous for nursing three white tiger cubs born one week ago who were abandoned by their mother.

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Though it’s unusual for dogs to care for tiger cubs, Isabella who just recently weaned her own puppies, had nothing against it. Actually, she doesn’t really care if these are hers or not. She licks them, cleans them and feeds them. Tom Harvey, the owner of Safari Zoological Park said that “it’s a miracle”.

Though they are adorable right now, these tigers will grow 300 pounds big. Will Isabella care for them when they are adults? Shouldn’t take long. Here’s a video!


Later edit: I wonder if Isabella can feed white lion cubs, too. Hmmm …