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Two White Tiger Cubs Nursed Back to Life by Humans After Mother Refuses To Feed Them

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Most of the time, nature cares for its own. Creatures are equipped to fend for themselves, find mates, and raise young.

Being in captivity changes that in both good and bad ways. Animals no longer have to die of starvation or go on long treks to find scarce resources, but they can also suffer from stress due to inadequate space, incorrect environment, or simply being a wild animal in a domestic setting.

Kai and White were two tiger babies born at a zoo over three years ago. It soon became clear that they were not doing well because their mother wasn’t taking care of them.

They were nearly bald, and were deteriorating rapidly. The zoo was having no success with them, so they contacted Eugenia and Mikhail, two Russian tiger fanatics.

 

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Друзья! Давно не напоминали вам о том, как большинство животных попадают к нам… повторение-мать учения!? И хватит этих ваших : «Используете!!!! Работают!!!! Должны жить в природе!!!! Да, должны! «И мы не против! Мы ведь не в лесу их вылавливаем и заставляем работать!!!!? Основная часть наших тигров-отказники, которых матери тигрицы отказываются кормить и приходится это делать нам-людям?‍♀ в природе такое тоже бывает? мы принимаем малышей из зоопарков для выкармливания… да!!! Да!!!! На свой страх и риск!!!?? так же большую долю составляют ваши домашние животные, дорогие наши??Те, кто возомнил себя великим дрессировщиком или арабским шейхом, там уж я не знаю?, после 3-х месяцев выкармливания, зачастую неправильного, обращаются к нам с просьбой пристроить/забрать/купить даже просят ? Так и получается, что вроде бы мы помогаем, а комментариев «no pets” опять так много!!!!? так что, вот вам снова история двух братьев-красавцев…?Кай и Вайт ??Попали к нам тигрята почти 3 года назад в ужасном состоянии. Мама тигрица отказалась кормить малышей, в зоопарке, где они родились, попытались выкормить тигрят самостоятельно, но в какой-то момент поняли, что тигрята погибают. У малышей выпала вся шерсть ( тигры рождаются в шерсти) , обломились усы и брови, началась ужасная аллергия. При игнирировании аллергической реакции организма, начинают не правильно работать внутренние органы. Тигрята были на грани.? После того, как мы забрали тигрят, малышам были назначены курсы лечения и реабилитации. Постепенно вылечили выходили и поставили на ноги двух красавцев??? листайте фото, история роста?❤ Постараемся найти историю нескольких других животных, но иногда, просто не до этого ? Friends! Have not reminded you for a long time about how most animals get to us …And enough of these your: “Use !!!! Work !!!! Must live in nature !!!! Yes, they should! “And we do not mind! We do not catch them in the forest and make them work !!!! ? most of our tigers, whose mothers refuse to feed the tigress and have to do this to us-people? in nature this also happens?we accept babies from zoos for feeding … yes !!! Yes!!!! At one’s own risk!!!“Contin.”??

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It’s very important to note, though, that Mikhail and Eugenia are not merely “pet” owners. They realize that tigers have special requirements and need informed, expensive care.

Fortunately, the couple has the means and the space to give these animals the care they need. They stress that ordinary people shouldn’t try to own such exotic creatures, according to the Flying Llama.

Mikhail and Eugenia knew how to help these cubs get healthy and strong, and it wasn’t long before they were on the road to recovery. Now they’re both impressive white tigers, and a far cry from the hairless, pink babies they used to be.

Mikhail’s fascination with these creatures began almost two decades ago, and now he and his wife care for 10 of the big cats. Their videos and photos on Instagram show sleek cats chowing down on hunks of meat or rolling in the grass in expansive pens.

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Even though the cats seem happy and healthy, there are plenty of people who are still upset that they are in captivity at all. They argue that no big cats should be anywhere but the wild.

One person on Reddit who goes by the handle postcardpanda pointed this out, questioning the reliability of this rescue narrative.

“But when a story says someone ‘rescued cubs whose mom wouldn’t feed them’ that is 100% someone who has bought cubs from a breeder,” they wrote.

“A reputable rescuer would let wild cats live in big enclosures (think Big Cat Rescue in FL) and does not make them live in a home and do tricks. True sanctuaries rarely get cubs because there are always people willing to buy them…either for their roadside zoos, as “pets”, or part of some for profit animal venture (think “baby tiger” selfies.)”

“They will lie about how they got the cubs, because people would be upset if they knew the truth. Legit sanctuaries usually get older cats, after they’re “used up” by whoever breed or bought them originally.”

While these are valid concerns — and the Instagram account clearly shows that Mikhail’s tigers regularly get featured in photoshoots — another Redditor (irishspice) cleared up some of the issues.

“Like you, I thought it was someone who bought a tiger to show off,” irishspice wrote. “What I found was quite surprising. He is very very rich and does like to have big cats to show off, he is also very knowledgeable and passionate about their needs. He doesn’t run a sanctuary, however.”

“You can see that they have a great life. He states that his dream is to open a sanctuary with huge open areas for them to roam. He does have them socialized as pets but he’s definitely not your standard “I wanna tiger” kind of guy.”

While wild tigers probably do best in their natural environment, where else could tigers like Kai and White go? Hand-reared, they wouldn’t make it in the wild. The best they can hope for is an enthusiast with money, time, and land — and that’s exactly what they got.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
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