Rejected By His Mother, This Tiger Cub Becomes Best Friends With An Equally Cute Puppy.

An incredible, if unlikely, friendship has blossomed between a Bengal tiger cub and a German Pointer puppy, after the cub was rejected by his mother.

Hunter the baby tiger and Chelsea the puppy are playing together in the video below, after the two were introduced at the Farm Inn Wildlife Sanctuary in Pretoria, South Africa. Anthea Michaletos, a student who lives on the sanctuary, explained:

We believe that Hunter was born at a time when the female must have felt compromised in some way as she rejected him. Her actions toward him were threatening his survival so we intervened for the greater of his well-being.

Fortunately, the cute baby tiger didn’t stay lonely for too long, as he quickly bonded with Chelsea, who was born just three weeks before him, when Michaletos introduced them.

1. An incredible, if unlikely, friendship has blossomed between a Bengal tiger cub and a German Pointer puppy.

Rejected By His Mother, This Tiger Cub Becomes Best Friends With An Equally Cute Puppy.

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2. Hunter the baby tiger and Chelsea the puppy have been playing together every day, after the two were introduced at the Farm Inn Wildlife Sanctuary in Pretoria, South Africa.

Rejected By His Mother, This Tiger Cub Becomes Best Friends With An Equally Cute Puppy.

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Michaletos said:

In the mornings when I take Chelsea out, she will run to his cage and greet him. There is a lot of wrestling involved, Chelsea pushes him over and then he jumps on her.

Hunter was the only cub in his mother’s litter and his canine friend is now helping him learn to interact and hunt. Michaletos said:

For him to have a four-legged friend is very helpful because he can play in the same way that he would with another litter mate. He was the only cub in his litter and it’s very important for him to have a companion.

When I say okay, play time is over and I put Hunter away she’ll go stand there for at least five minutes — wagging her tail.

It’s almost like she’s saying no, I’m not done playing. I have to wrangle her back to the house.

Unfortunately, once Hunter reaches six months, the two will be separated for Chelsea’s safety. For now, however, the unlikely friends are enjoying play-fighting and wrestling every day.

3. The two became unlikely friends after Hunter was rejected by his mother.

Rejected By His Mother, This Tiger Cub Becomes Best Friends With An Equally Cute Puppy.

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4. Unfortunately, once Hunter reaches six months, the two will be separated for Chelsea’s safety.

Rejected By His Mother, This Tiger Cub Becomes Best Friends With An Equally Cute Puppy.

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Source: Barcroft TV.

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