So sad….it's hard losing a mother, whether you are human or tiger or any other species.
Three orphaned four month old tiger babes lost their mama and they were rescued from Siberia in late November.
The cubbies caused a stir when they attempted to snack on a farmer's dog as they searched for food.
The Wildlife Conservation Society sent tracking brothers Kolya and Sasha Rybin, and it took a week to track down all three cubs.
Now, the cubs spend their time with limited human interaction at the Inspection Tiger Rehabilitation Center, where they will learn how to hunt and other survival skills their mother would have taught them.
Fewer than 500 Siberian tigers (the largest tiger species) remain in the wild so training these three cuties goes a long way to help their conservation.
Keep up the good tiger work, y'all! You're GRRRREAT!
[Image courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society.]
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