Why Can’t We All Just Get Along Like These Animals?
I wish we humans were as accepting and caring as some of these animals who took in babies of other species because they needed some tender loving care. The world would be a much better place if we followed their examples.
In China a dog named Huani suckled three baby tiger cubs who had been rejected by their mother. She continued to care for them until their appetites out paced her ability to produce milk. Huani’s Story
At the Cango Wildlife Preserve in South Africa a Labrador Retriever named Lisha has played surrogate mother to over 30 animals including cheetahs, tigers, and hippos. Lisha’s Story
At the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in Warwickshire, England a grey hound named Jasmine welcomes all new arrivals at the sanctuary. She has become the sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother to animals of all sorts including rabbits, foxes, badgers, and guinea pigs. Jasmine’s Story
At the TIGERS (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) in South Carolina, a two year old chimpanzee name Anjana is caring for two white tiger cubs name Mitra and Shiva. She gives them bottles, lies with them, and generally acts a surrogate mom. Anjana’s Story
And last, but certainly not least, a stuffed camel is acting as surrogate mother to an abandoned Siamang Gibbon at Noah’s Ark Zoo in Bristol, England. The little Gibbon has become so attached to the stuffed animal, that she cries like a human baby if it is out of reach. The Gibbon’s Story
Let this be a lesson to all of us. There is plenty of love to go around. If the animals can do it, so can we.
Thank You For Your Consideration,
The Graham Ten