Monday, February 16, 2009

Chimpanzee cares for tiger cubs

When hurricane Hannah struck the T.I.G.E.R.S. sanctuary in South Carolina, two 3-week-old tiger cubs were separated from their mother. Anjana has been acting as a sort of surrogate mother to the cubs. Anjana has been a companion to infant animal caregiver China York and has joined her in caring for baby animals. She has also been involved with raising leopards and lions.

T.I.G.E.R.S. founder Dr Bhagavan Antle says: “The animals are given thousands of hours of training and constant care. People think it is dangerous to get so close to wild animals but the handlers have been with them since they were cubs and have developed a special friendship based on love and respect.”

Full story and lots more pictures at The Sun (UK) web site.

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