Friday, April 22, 2005

Eewwww!

Just when you think you've seen the bizarre, something more bizarre comes along..

A housewife in Myanmar is breastfeeding two Bengal tiger cubs!

Three times a day, she schleps to the Yangon Zoo where she breastfeeds the hungry black-striped, orange-brown cubs rejected by their natural mother.

"The cubs are just like my babies," the courageous but not overly bright, Hla Htay told Fuji TV as one of the baby big cats suckled her breast.

Three cubs were born at the zoo in mid-March, but their mother killed one and refused to nurse the others. Veterinarians rescued the other two but had little success bottle feeding them.



The zoo says the breastfeeding will stop by the end of April or when the cubs start teething -- whichever comes first.

Yikes!

7 comments:

Dave said...

that's quite a... umm... sacrifice? wow, it's strange, but I guess if that's what it takes, it's nice that someone has the, umm, dedication?

tlm said...

I think that's the most disturbing thing I've ever heard.

prying1 said...

re: The zoo says the breastfeeding will stop by the end of April or when the cubs start teething -- whichever comes first.

Uhhh, Sure hope clawing doesn't bring an end the feeding program?

RagDoll said...

eccch. It's all fun and games until someone loses a breast. Umm...couldn't she have used a pump? I am so disturbed!

andrena said...

okayyyy....what will be next???

Yvonne said...

I will never be the same after hearing of this. It's an odd twist on the whole Romulus and Remus thing.

cube said...

It gets worse, people. There are pictures out there of this crazy woman feeding these cubs.

My eyes! It burns....