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Chimp Loves Tigers

Zookeeper China York cares for all kinds of animal babies at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in South Carolina. Her assistant is Anjana, a chimpanzee she raised and who copies her caregiving behavior. Recently, the two have been caring for two white tiger cubs that were separated from their mother.
'Mitra and Shiva, were born during Hurricane Hannah,' said Dr Bhagavan, founder of TIGERS. "During that time everything flooded in the sanctuary and they had to be moved into the house as their mother became stressed.

'It was important for their safety that they were separated.'

'Anjana has been with China, side by side, ever since she was born and has joined her in caring and raising baby animals.

'So she helped her and acted as a surrogate mother to these animals and she has done these same with these baby white tigers.

'She gives them a bottle, lies with them and acts as a surrogate mother. She has a close contact and bond and gives them a nurturing.'

Link -via Unique Daily

(image credit: Barry Bland/Barcroft Media)

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Holy crap... the first photo in the article, where the chimp is "smiling" at the cub just about gave me a cuteness heartattack.
SO sweet
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