Every time I read this my heart breaks
toucans freak me out cus thats like THERI WHOEL MOUTH
without it its just
A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labour. Shortly after she became depressed and her health declined, and she was diagnosed with depression. So they wrapped up piglets in tiger cloth, and gave them to the tiger. The tiger now loves these pigs and treats them like her babies.
I HAD TO… i felt forced.
Oh god that is so beautiful
Youre just a pig inside a tiger body.. Squeaalahhh squealaahh
Oh god no this is not beautiful. Please do not glorify this! This is from the Srirach Zoo in Thailand. At that zoo they force their animals to perform unnatural and cruel tricks, exactly like what they do at circuses. They keep their animals in shitty enclosures, and they do those cruel cub petting schemes.
Also, there is no reason as to why those tiny piglets should be anywhere near a dangerous, wild animal. That tiger could easily kill those piglets even in play.
Please stop glorifying this! This is not cute or beautiful. This is just cruel!
^^^^^^^^^ everything said above plus
The fact that people fall for this garbage is ridiculous. The Sriracha Zoo (more accurately, part zoo, part circus) is known for exploiting and exhibiting animals in cruel and unnecessary displays such as this.
The sad tale of the tigress falling into a deep depression after losing a litter of cubs was fabricated, as was the claim that the piglets were substituted for the deceased cubs by zookeepers in order to console the “mourning mother.”…
…The costumes are strictly for show, by the way. The mother tiger pictured, who has been photographed on other occasions suckling piglets au naturel, was herself nursed by a pig in infancy and apparently regards the other species as family, not prey.
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo has been illegally breeding protected wildlife for export & implicated in the sale of 100′s of tigers to China where they are highly prized as parts in traditional Chinese medicine. The AWI also noted that, in 2004, the zoo was closed for a month when 80-100 tigers died or were euthanized.
These photos, like so many others of the cross-species nurturing type, may be genuine, but there is so much more to this story than meets the eye. 9 times out of 10, it is a horrific situation for the animals and is being spread over the internet just for publicity and ill-gotten donations – not for the good of animal welfare.
(please click on the linked paragraphs above for more info)
These images are not cute. This is animal cruelty.