Two siberian cubs, whose mother refused to feed them, found themselves an unlikely wet nurse – a nurturing sand-colored Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra. According to keepers at the Russian zoo, Cleopatra welcomed the two cubs into her family without hesitation.
The zoo assistant director, Viktoria Kudlayeva, says Cleopatra accepted the cubs right away, “She’s cleaning them and breast feeding them as if they were her own. And they also sleep together.”
The cubs were born at the Oktyabrsky health resort in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.