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Dog Becomes Tigers' Momma At Kansas Zoo

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Dog Becomes Tigers' Momma At Kansas Zoo

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Dog Becomes Tigers' Momma At Kansas Zoo

Dog Becomes Tigers' Momma At Kansas Zoo

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Maternal instincts may have saved a zoo in Southeast Kansas. A zookeeper's pet golden retriever has become a surrogate mother to a litter of orphaned tiger cubs. The unusual alliance has attracted crowds, helping to put the zoo back on financial track. Alex Chadwick talks to Allie Harvey, who runs Safari Zoological Park.

Isabella, a zookeeper's pet golden retriever, has adopted three white tiger cubs that were abandoned by their mother. Rob Morgan/AP hide caption

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