I had planned to take a two-week break from posting on Beyond The Mango Juice but 11 days into my blogging sabbatical a story on BBC News Online about a chimpanzee and tiger cubs at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Thailand caught my eye, and I’d like to share it with readers who may have missed it.
Dodo is a two and a half-year old chimpanzee and for the last year he has played the role of substitute mother to some tiger cubs at a zoo about 15 kilometres outside of Bangkok.
The photograph above shows Dodo feeding milk to Aorn, a two month old tiger cub at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo. Dodo has been trained to bottle feed young tiger cubs and below you can view a short 38 second video of Dodo in action.
The sad news is that soon the tiger cubs will be too big and they will have to be separated from Dodo.
Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission prices are 300 baht for foreigners and 80 baht for Thais. The crocodile farm is reputed to be the largest in the world with over 60,000 crocodiles on view.
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