December 6, 2023
Friendship knows no bounds, whether that's age, race, ethnicity, religion, or in this situation, species

Tiger Cub Rejected by its Mommy Finds a Best Friend in a Pup

Friendship knows no bounds, whether that’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, or in this situation, species

Take this Bengal tiger cub names Hunter, and German Pointer pup called Chelsea, in spite of their clear differences they became the best of pals.

Chelsea is just 3 weeks older than hunter and both are under the care of the Wildlife Sanctuary in Pretoria, South Africa.

Unfortunately, the tiger cub Hunter was rejected by his own mother a couple of days after he was birthed.
Sadly, his mom started revealing hostile actions towards him which meant he had to be separated from her.

” We believe that Hunter was born at a time when the female must have felt compromised somehow as she rejected him,” Anthea Michaletos, volunteer at the shelter said.

Thanks to Anthea, these little fellas are currently indivisible. “In the mornings when I take Chelsea out, she will go to his cage and greet him,” she said.

” There is a lot of wrestling included, Chelsea pushes him over and then he gets on her. For him to have a 4 legged friend is extremely helpful because he can play in the same way that he would certainly with another litter friend.

He was the only cub in his litter and it’s really important for him to have a friend.” Friendship is extremely important, the puppy even comes to be sad whenever it’s time for them to divide during the day. This unlikely duo spend a lot of their time playing together under the caretaker’s supervision.

Unfortunately though, according to Anthea, this bond might finish in a few months when Hunter reaches the age of six-months where it will certainly be dangerous for Chelsea if they continue playing.
Until now though, Chelsea doesn’t reveal signs of discomfort, and their fantastic friendship can continue on.