A mother tiger nursing a piglet in California Zoo

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Photograph claimed that mother tiger at California zoo nursing  a group of piglets.

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Fact Check by Ayupp– Erroneous caption

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In California, a mother tiger is shown in the picture with piglets suckling them. This photograph is circulating with its own created story.

Viral Message Verification –   Viral news going over the internet and being widely shared on the social media.In California, a mother tiger is shown in the picture with piglets suckling them. This photograph is circulating with its own created story. The reality is that  the snaps were taken at theSriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand (near Bangkok), not in any nameless Zoo in California.Though the snap is real but the caption circulating is misguiding.    

A mother tiger gave birth to the premature set of triplet tiger cubs but they could not survive. A mother tiger went in depression, her health was deteriorating so doctor decided to ease her by giving her a piglet.  After going through many Zoo veteran doctors could not get any cub for the tigress, the only orphaned species they got was a litter of wiener pigs. The zoo keepers and veteran doctor wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and kept them on mother tiger.

 



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