A dog nurses two liger cubs at Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo in Weihai in east China's Shandong province
Four cubs were born to a female tiger and a male lion in Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo in eastern China. The tiger mom fed the ligers for four days then for unknown reasons abandoned them, she says. Chinese zoo workers brought in a dog to nurse them instead, but two died of weakness and two are alive and doing fine. The two cubs had trouble at first drinking milk from the dog but are now used to it.