Zoo Tiger Rejects Her Own Cubs After Forced Breeding. Logical?

Ginger Sturgeon

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Rare tiger cubs at Pittsburgh Zoo being hand-raised.


Zoo keepers at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Tuesday showed off the twin male and female endangered Amur cubs, which were born Sept. 25. The keepers had noticed the cubs’ mother wasn’t caring for them 24 hours after their birth and decided to remove them.

In a few weeks the cubs will transfer to one of the zoo’s cat buildings, where they will be able to see, hear and smell other cats. The goal is to reunite them with their mother or get them a substitute mother.


After giving birth to her cubs a tigress rejected them.

The question is: is it logical for a mother to reject her children after being forced to get pregnant?

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