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.
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Tiger Dad on DutyIn 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.
Read the Full Story: Male Tiger Plays Mom to a Litter of Orphaned Cubs
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