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Photo: Tiger Cubs Being Breastfed…(Be Aware, This Cannot Be Unseen)

Two tiger cubs, one male, one female were taken from her mother when she killed the third one in her litter. They were subsequently fed by a wet nurse, Hla Htay, and when we say breastfed, we mean literally, straight from her breasts.

Among animals, such expressions of cross-species nursing are not uncommon, says Walter Hurley, professor of lactation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Often, we’ll hear of females that adopt young from different species,” he says. They include dogs that nurse cats and cats that seem happy to be suckled by hedgehogs.
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