Saturday, March 26, 2011

Unique Animals

This is undoubtedly one of the best I have seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Have a fun filled day. PORK CHOPS

In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cub's, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species, will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops??

Take a look...

Now, please tell me one more time........?
Why can't the rest of the world get along??


In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and

found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and

abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female

greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by

a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned,

orphaned, or otherwise in need.

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to

restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several

weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and

they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.

Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it

came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the

sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or,

any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or

cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.

Geoff relates one of the early incidents. "We had two puppies that

had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier

cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when

they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by

the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she

fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."

"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits.

She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel

close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the

same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs,

and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."

Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal

sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been

born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for

comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea

pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn. Tiny

Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon

arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and

then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers

Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted.

"They are inseparable," says Geoff. "Bramble walks between her

legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the

sanctuary. It's a real treat to see them."

Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to

be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be

lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next

orphan or victim of abuse.

Pictured from the left are: "Toby", a stray Lakeland dog; "Bramble",

orphaned roe deer; "Buster", a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; "Sky",

an injured barn owl; and "Jasmine", with a mother's heart doing best what a

caring mother would do...and such is the order of God's Creation.

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