(CBS4) CHINA Two 5-day-old tiger cubs are living happily and harmoniously with an 11-day-old red-crowned crane in Dalian Forest Zoo in northeastern China’s Liaoning province.
The tiger cubs and the red-crowned crane were all bred in captivity. The tiger cubs’s eyes have not opened yet and they cannot walk, able only to crawl on their front claws. Although the red-crowned crane is also very small and thin, it can walk freely and feed itself.
When the tiger cubs sleep, the red-crowned crane stands guard at their side. When the tiger cubs wake up, the crane becomes quite active at the same time.
According to a feeder, the crane is easy to breed. But for the tiger cubs, only when they pass the two week adaptable period can they survive. Now they will be fed milk every two hours and have their temperature checked regularly. If their temperatures exceed 37.5 celcius degrees, they will be seen by a vet immediately.
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