Touching photos of unusual animal friendships.
Kill it! Kill it hard!
How adorable! :D I just want that tiger to wake up and realize there's some live prey in it's cave, though.
Wow, that's not really a photoshop job, is it?Some people are so gullible
wonderful. i'm melting on the inside.
okay - what's up with the striped vests?!
Nice trick photo
Hey!! Tiger! No, wait! I think that's Piglet!Now what do you suppose happened to E-aw and Pooh?? 8-(
Now THAT is some Picnic!! Poor Pooh,he's missing this!!
their tiger suits are the best!
this makes me squeak, it's soo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Awwwwwwwwwwww... how adorable!
this shows that there can be pieace in world if we choose
hey, lorrie, when did u join?
sorry,lorrie. that was so random of me. sssssooooorrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy!
gotta run. bye!
Pig in a blanket
Aww I wanna eat them up!
Such a nice Tiger. And the piglets are very trusting
Ever watch "SNL" and the character "Debbie Downer?" I hate to be Debbie, but I think those are dead pigs that somebody at the zoo or habitat decided to use for a hoax. I hope I'm wrong, but the piglets look corpselike. And piglets are used for Tiger feed. Believe me, I'm the first one who wants to say "awwwwww" but I have a funny feeling about this one. On the other hand, I've seen some amazing animal combinations. I just wish the piggys didn't look so limp.
The piggies may look limp, randwolfe but notice the tiger isn't exactly looking lively either! lol
I thought maybe they were dead pigs but then i realized how hard it would be to place dead pigs on top of a live tiger and get away with it.
Now this is funny ;)
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Is that tiger sedated? Poor thing should be running around wherever it is that tigers are supposed to live.
Well, see, Hannah, that's the problem. Tigers' habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate. Unless things change drastically, pretty soon the ONLY place anyone will see tigers is in captivity. But perhaps breeding them in captivity is better than letting them go extinct.
Maybe the tiger is nearsighted ...
i love piglets I want one soooooooooooooooooo bad.
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWI love the piglets
this soooo cute this tiger must be pretty nice to let their prey sit on their back like that ( i hope they dont get eaten, pigs are my favorite animal!!!)
What I see is a very contented surrogate mama!!
That is so awesome. I just love tigers.
http://www.awionline.org/pubs/quarterly/05_54_1/541p1011.htmHere's another link with some (disturbing, if accurate) info behind the pictures.
In the top photo, look at the edges of the piglets. Looks Photoshopped to me.Also, supposedly this tiger is feeding these piglets. You can see the tiger's belly in the top photo, and this is clearly not a lactating tiger.
The picture is quite real. The story behind it isn't, however. This zoo in Thailand has been interchanging tiger cubs and piglets since before 1997. The milk from the sow is said to make the tiger cubs healthier, and the interaction between species apparently has a calming effect on both the tigers and the pigs. You can read about the practice here:http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v27/i3/together.asp
This should answer all your questions:http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.pattayamail.com/510/features.shtml%23hd2
They are real alright I have seen pics of the tiger walking around with the piglets on another site, they are not dead, animals in captivity are different then wild animals, my rotti loves my cat and that is unusual to see a rottweiler kissing a cat.
unfortunately, it's real. Sriracha zoo in Thailand. They were closed down temporarily in 2004 for allegedly breeding tigers for commercial export. There's a black market in China for tiger parts. During that time, more than 80 tigers died of the avian flu, as they were fed chicken carcasses. These photos depict their attempts 'domesticate' tigers to enough of a degree that they will tolerate the humiliating demand to entertain people. Sad, really.
Check out this website about this photo. It's www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp. It tells the REAL story about this picture.
This email forward arrives with photographs of a mother tiger suckling several piglets cutely clad in "tiger" suits. The message claims that veterinarians at a Californian zoo introduced the disguised piglets to the mother tiger in an effort to alleviate her depression after she lost her real cubs. The photographs are genuine. However, the explanation is a work of fiction.The photographs were actually taken at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand and not in California. The zoo is renowned for its rather bizarre cross-species displays. According to a 2004 article in the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Quarterly: The Sriracha Tiger Zoo, an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand, is truly an amazing place. Boasting more than 400 tigers, a handful of Asian elephants, piles of crocodiles, camels, snakes and other exotic animals, the zoo has some intriguing, yet troubling exhibits.In one glass room, a farrowing crate entombed a pig who, lying on her side, nourished both her piglets and tiger cubs. Across the hall, another glass room housed a female tiger, who fed piglets adorned in tiger-print costumes. This incongruous display was replicated elsewhere, where enclosures housed tigers, pigs, and dogs together.The zoo features a tiger circus and a variety of displays and shows designed to entertain guests, including crocodile and elephant shows, pig racing, "the genius pig that can calculate in 5 languages" and "Scorpion Queen, the girl with over 100 scorpions on her body". In spite of the claims in the email forward, the tiger suited piglets were not given to a grieving mother tiger to help her depression. Instead, they represent a callous manipulation of animals for the gratification of their human visitors. Other photographs show the piglets interacting with a tiger without their "tiger" disguises, so the tiger suits are clearly to increase the entertainment value of the display and are not really required. Photographs also depict a mother pig returning the "favour" by suckling tiger cubs.It seems apparent that the author of this email forward has simply invented a touching story to suit a set of rather intriguing images. The photographs are certainly interesting. However, they do not depict an act of kindness by concerned humans intent on helping an animal in distress as implied in the message. Instead, they exemplify out unfortunate willingness to exploit our fellow creatures for our own selfish purposes.
Someone didn't think their plan all the way through.
This tiger piglet combo actually lives in a zoo/circus in Bangkok. It's part of the "attraction". Both tiger and piglets ARE alive, but the tiger (as a cub) was nursed by a pig. They are "friends" and if you look around on the web you can find more photos of them playing together. Apparently this zoo/circus in Bangkok has become very successful for its strange match-making abilities.
for the real story behind these pictures go to:http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.aspWhat people will do to make a buck.
I think this is so funny, how the pigs are dressed, its genius.
here is the real story. still nice, interesting, but different, and potentially problematic. but yes - they are all alive and do get along.
oops - i forgot to put the link. always helpful to look up what are hoaxes and what are realhttp://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp
3 days after the first picture .... The remaining 2 poor piglets queueing for tiger`s fourth and fifth days meal.
I want one of those piggy vest for my doggy.
These photos are not a hoax biut the pictures are not as lovely and charming as you thinkThese tigers are taken from their mothers and reared by pigs which is why they are so pig friendly They are exhibited at a Thai animal entertainment centre where the life expectancy of the tigers is very short. The animals are not treated well and they are exploited for entertainment and not for conservation. You can read a full damning report herehttp://www.bornfree.org.uk/zoocheck/zcnews040501.shtmlPersonally I think these photos are out of place on this otherwise chariming blog
While this picture is very cute...let's be realistic. Those piglets look like they are wearing tiger fur and we all know tigers are on the endangered species list and have been for quite some time due to poaching, human encroachment on habitat etc, etc. SHAME!!!
This is safari world in Thailand, and is one of the most notorious well known animal rights violators internationally.
Heya i love this picture but what happens if one of those stripe outfits falls off?? Bacon anyone?
Whew!!! i have been seeking for such a vest for a long time. Where did they bought them????
that is so cute i luv the piggys
top photo and very clever whoever thought of the 'tiger suits', yep absolutely believe it's real - this sort of thing has been done before to foster babies on some VERY strange mum
awwwwwwwwwwww so cte
good they all are sleeping
Cute! WHo woulda thunk? Wrightbyname, whoever that is, is so evil! Poor little piggies! Don't kill it! Rob, so what if it's a photoshop job? It's adorable!
awesome buddy. so cute i just love it.
omg that is so cute. awwwwwwww
Is that tiger unconscious??
wooowwwww!!!!!!!! this is sooooooo sweeeeeeeeet.hope its real , its really great.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww mannnnnn that's soooooooooooo sweettttttttttttttt. Simply adorable.
interesting, the tiger just thinks that those are her/his own kind cuz of the same fur pattern on the piglets?
The tiger vests hahahaha. To maintain the illusion otherwise they might end up as dinner. I love tigers.
It's a boring photo.It looks so sedate, whatever the deal behind it is.Show me a Tiger walking around a circus ring with piglets on his back, dressed as cops.You guys need to get out more. Start with the next room, tomorrow go to the park, feed the ducks. There's no need to be anonymous.
whad up a..............
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww that look real is it.
what's up with the dress code!!?
There's a pic of tiger cubs looking with marvel at a bunch of chicks that wandered into their cage in Singapore Zoo, I think. You must get that!
they dressed the piglets so the tiger don't eat them. :))
It's real and i've been to the zoo. They have a really cool Tiger show there too. They have tigers walking on hind legs and everything. It's awesome. Oh and forgive me if i don't QUITE buy all the links to the websites run by animal rights yahoos. Your most beloved housepet is "abused" in their eyes.
yep those pigs must be wearing capes
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