The Week in Animal News: Tiger Dad Saves Cubs, Monkey Bodyguards, and More (Slideshow)


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Let's be honest: A Tiger dad is usually a bit of a deadbeat.

But for what may be the very first time, officials from a wildlife preserve in India have observed a male tiger that has adopted a litter of cubs left orphaned and alone when their mother died.

We also have monkeys hired as human bodyguards, drunk birds, suicidal whales, bedbugs carrying antibiotic-resistant viruses, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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