In stepped a golden retriever.
Safari Zoological Park owner Tom Harvey brought in the dog after the mother quit caring for the cubs. They were left to wander aimlessly looking for guidance.
The golden retriever had just finished nursing her own puppies. It takes about the same time to nurse puppies as tiger cubs, so “the timing couldn’t have been any better.” The golden retriever licked, cleaned and fed the tiger cubs, just as she had her own puppies.