Dog adopts three abandoned tiger cubs

A tigress at Sochi zoo in southern Russia has abandoned her three young cubs shortly after giving birth.

It is the third time she has given up a new-born litter: the first time none of the cubs survived, however in June vets found a dog to adopt the two cubs.

This time, with more preparation, zoo owners were able to put out an announcement to find an adoptive mother for the latest litter of three and a local dog with a new litter of puppies was found in good time.

A Berger Blanc Suisse dog has now adopted the newest cubs and treats them like her own.