Rare liger cubs being nursed by dog in China

May 24, 2011 3:04:24 PM PDT
In China, two rare cubs are now being nursed by a dog after they were abandoned by their mother.

The cubs called, ligers were born earlier this month in eastern China to a male lion and a female tiger. Zoo officials say the mother left them for unknown reasons. So, they found a dog who had just given birth to feed the cubs. Officials say the cubs had trouble first drinking milk from the dog, but are now used to it. Ligers are very rare and are sometimes bred in zoos by mistake.