Labrador raising three abandoned tiger cubs leaves internet in awe

According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, tiger cubs can be abandoned by their mother due to several reasons including the inability of the mother to feed them and some weakness or birth defect in the babies.

Social media remains a place for many to watch wholesome videos to their heart’s content. Be it a horse playing cards with its owner or a grumpy cat with some adorable puppies, there is no dearth of videos that can make your day.

A video of a Labrador taking care of three abandoned tiger cubs is a recent addition to this list. The clip, which was shot in China, shows the three cubs playing around the dog while she looks on.

According to the video, the mother of the cubs refused to feed them soon after their birth.  The clip shows the three cubs tumbling and climbing over the dog. The Labrador has been taking care of the little ones after their mother rejected them.

Watch the clip here:

The video was shared with the caption “Because you want to see a lab doggy take care of baby rescue tigers”. It has over 1.15 lakh views till date.

Several users praised the video and admitted that they really did want to see something wholesome like this.

Others, however, were concerned about why the tiger abandoned her cubs.

Some were concerned if the dog would become food for the cubs later on.

According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, tiger cubs can be abandoned by their mother due to several reasons including the inability of the mother to feed them and some weakness or birth defect in the babies. Cubs can also be abandoned in the wild due to poaching, death of the mother, internecine combat among different tigers, other natural causes and so on.

This is not the first video of tigers that has left social media users delighted. Recently viewers were stunned to see a tiger jump off a rescue boat and swim towards land. The scene reminded many of the 2012 film Life of Pi, where the tiger leaves the main character at the end of their journey without a backward glance.

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