Video: Three tiger cubs have been adopted by a dog in Russia

  • 3 December 2012
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See the cubs with their new mum.

Three baby tigers abandoned by their mum at a Zoo in Russia are now being looked after by a dog called Tally.

It's not the first time the tiger had left her cubs after they were born.

Zoo owners knew they had to find another animal to feed them otherwise they could die.

They put out an advert on the internet to ask for a dog that could help out.

Tally has adopted the cubs even though she is pretty busy with her own pups.

Vet Natalya Stepanova said: "The dog has got 9 puppies, who were born one week later.

We were afraid that she will not accept the baby tigers, but she treats them the same way as her puppies."