Dog Adopts Tiger Cub at German Zoo

Mom rejected cub after delivery last weekend
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 20, 2009 2:15 PM CDT
Bessi the dachshund and the nameless 5-day-old tiger cub she "adopted" this week face the world in Stroehen, northern Germany.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A tiger cub rejected by its mother shortly after birth last weekend is on its second canine mom. A dachshund belonging to the zookeepers adopted the spurned cub but later died. Now the dog's daughter, Bessi, is raising the infant she "fell in love" with, a rep for Germany's Stroehen Zoo tells the Los Angeles Times.
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