Tiger Cub Rejected by its Mother Forms A Special Bond With A Puppy

Friendship knows no limits, whether that’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, or even different species.

For example, a Bengal tiger cub named Hunter, and a German Pointer puppy named Chelsea, despite their differences they became the best buddies.

Chelsea is only three 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 few days after he was born.
Sadly, his mother started showing aggressive behavior 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 in some way as she rejected him,” Anthea Michaletos, volunteer at the sanctuary said.

Thanks to Anthea, these little friends are now inseparable. “In the mornings when I take Chelsea out, she will run to his cage and greet him,” she said.

“There is a lot of wrestling involved, Chelsea pushes him over and then he jumps on her.
For him to have a four-legged friend is very useful because he can play in the same way that he would with another litter friend.

He was the only cub in his litter and it’s very important for him to have a companion.”
Friendship is very important, the puppy even becomes sad when they are not seeing each other even for a short time during the day.

This unusual duo spend a lot of their time playing together under the caretaker’s supervision.


However, unfortunately, according to Anthea, this friendship could end in a few months when Hunter reaches the age of six-months where it will be dangerous for Chelsea if they continue playing.

But so far, Chelsea doesn’t show signs of discomfort, and their beautiful friendship can continue on.

Watch the amazing video below:

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