In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth
to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs.
Unfortunately, Due to complications in the pregnancy,
不幸的是，由於懷孕期間感染了併發症，the cubs were born prematurely
and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.
由於體形太過瘦小，幼虎出生後旋即死亡．The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery,
suddenly started to decline in health,
Although physically she was fine.
The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter
had caused the tigress to fall into a depression.
The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs,
perhaps she would improve.
After checking with many other zoos across ! the country,
the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs
of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother..
The veterinarians decided to try something
that had never been tried in a zoo environment.
Sometimes a mother of one species
will take on the care of a different species.&! nbsp;
有時候，母獸願意養育其他種類的動物．The only orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs.
當下立即找得到的孤兒，唯有一窩剛斷奶的仔豬．The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin
動物園長 和 醫師們為仔豬裹上虎皮，and placed the babies around the mother tiger...
把仔豬放在母老虎身旁．Would they become cubs or pork chops?
牠們會被視為幼虎，還是被當做豬排呢？Take a look...you won't believe your eyes