Dog adopts three abandoned tiger cubs in Russia

A Swiss Shepherd dog has become an adoptive mother to three tiger cubs who were abandoned by their mother at a zoo in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia.

Staff at the zoo were prepared for the eventuality after the tigress refused to feed her last litter of cubs. They quickly placed an advertisement on the internet for a surrogate mother.

The two male cubs are named Olymp and Dar and the one female cub is named after her adoptive mother Talli.

Although tiger cubs already show showed their claws and hissed, their adoptive mother has been nursing them patiently and showering them with attention.