Cubs' tiger 'mum' is a dog

A dog feeding four rare newborn tiger cubs and a puppy on Wednesday at the Xixiakou Wild Animal Protection Zone in eastern China's Shandong province. The cubs - two golden, one white and one snow - all born last week, are not separate species but the
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A dog feeding four rare newborn tiger cubs and a puppy on Wednesday at the Xixiakou Wild Animal Protection Zone in eastern China's Shandong province. The cubs - two golden, one white and one snow - all born last week, are not separate species but the results of genetic mutation in the Bengal tigers. Rarer than its white and snow cousins, the golden tiger is already extinct in the wild.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Cubs' tiger 'mum' is a dog'. Print Edition | Subscribe