A black lab stands in as the mother of rejected triplet cubs.
A black labrador is brought in to a zoo in Russia to be the carer and cleaner of 3 rejected liger cubs.
These liger cubs were rejected by their parents shortly after birth.
A black labrador retriever has assumed the role of mum to three liger cubs who were abandoned by their parents after being born in a zoo in Russia.
Zookeepers brought in Grona the labrador to see if she would take on the role of surrogate mother.
After some training, she accepted the ligers as her own and has started nursing and cleaning the cubs in place of their own biological parents, a tigress called Marusya and a lion called Simba.
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