Extraordinary – male tiger takes on mother’s role
After their mother died from a blocked intestine in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India, experts feared for her two recently-weaned female cubs, only 4 months old.
It was thought they would die without support within a matter of days.
Nothing was seen of them for a couple of months – but then, caught on a series of camera trap pictures, a most amazing sight – their father, the dominent male of the area, walking with and caring for the cubs.
Nothing like this has ever been recorded before – read the full story, in Wildlife Extra.com.
How wonderful is that – and it gives me the chance to post my favourite picture, my tiger!
Tigers are endangered.
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