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Tiger-lion hybrid cubs open eyes for 1st time

June 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two cubs born to a male lion and female tiger opened their eyes for the first time since being born in May.

The "ligers" were abandoned by their mother, but a dog was happy to take her place.

At first, the cubs were a little put off by her milk, but they got accustomed to it.

Handlers at the zoo said thanks to this dog's dedication, the ligers' behavior and mental status are now back to normal.