Shar Pei dog adopts abandoned Siberian tiger cubs.

So amazing .. so beautiful. thanks for sharing this picture.Today: Two Siberian tiger cubs abandoned in Russia by their mother have found an unusual wet nurse — a wrinkled, sand-colored Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra, a zoo worker said Wednesday.

In this picture taken, Monday, June 4, 2012, Shar-Pei dog Cleopatra feeds two baby tigers in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Two baby tigers whose mother refused to feed them found an unusual wet nurse, a wrinkled, sand-colored Shar-Pei dog named Cleopatra. The cubs were born in late May in a zoo at the October health resort in Sochi.
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Today: Two Siberian tiger cubs abandoned in Russia by their mother have found an unusual wet nurse — a wrinkled, sand-colored Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra, a zoo worker said Wednesday.

The cubs were born late May in a zoo at the Oktyabrsky health resort in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Zoo assistant director Viktoria Kudlayeva said the dog immediately gave the cubs all her attention.

Shar Pei dog Cleopatra feeds Siberian tiger cubs Clyopa and Plyusha in the house of Yekaterina Khodakova, whose Shar Pei dog is breastfeeding the two tiger cubs in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Friday, June 29, 2012. The cubs were born in late May in a small zoo at the Oktryabsky resport in Sochi, but their mother refused to feed them. Fewer than 400 Siberian tigers have survived in the wild, most of them in the cedar forests of Russia’s Far East. (AP Photo/Igor Yakunin)
She accepted them right away, Kudlayeva said in a telephone interview. She’s cleaning them and breast feeding them as if they were her own. And they also sleep together.Shar Pei dog adopts abandoned Siberian tiger cubs.

The cubs — named Clyopa, after their adopted mother, and Plyusha — are also being fed goat’s milk. Kudlayeva said that the cubs pose no danger to the dog even though they are already showing their claws and hissing.

They aren’t aggressive and they depend on her for feeding, she said. Fewer than 400 Siberian tigers — also known as Ussuri, Amur or Manchurian tigers — have survived in the wild, most of them in Russia’s Far East.