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.
Tiger Dad on Duty
In nature, raising tiger cubs
to maturity is almost always the job of mom alone, with tiger-fathers showing little interest in child rearing if any at all.
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