Video: Dog nurses tiger cubs at China zoo

October 1, 2013 6:10:25 AM PDT
A mother tiger had trouble nursing her cubs, so man's best friend stepped in to help.

A zoo in China recruited a dog to nurse the two newborn tiger brothers after their mother, Rongron, already lost three litters.

To prevent the tragedy from happening again, zookeepers at the Nanchang Zoo in east China's Jiangxi Province looked to the pooch for help.

The babies are in good condition.

South China tigers are on the brink of extinction.

There are only about 120 left in the world, and they are all human raised.