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Last Updated: Friday June 20 2008 09:04 GMT

Dog plays mum to abandoned cub

The tiger cub

A dog in Russia has adopted a baby tiger cub which was abandoned by its mum, and is bringing it up along with its pups!

May was born in the country's only village zoo, but shortly afterwards her mum refused to feed her.

Luckily for her, she was adopted by a dog who had just had puppies, and the animals are all getting along well.

But May will outgrow her doggy mum in about three weeks, and they'll have to be separated.