Tiger Pups

Tiger Pups

Book - 2009
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Presents the story of how Isabella, a golden retriever owned by the couple who run the Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kansas, adopted three white tiger cubs--Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani--as her own, creating an unusual, interspecies family.


This is the true story of Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani, three white Bengal tiger cubs whose mother stopped nursing them only fifteen hours after their birth. Luckily, two zookeepers, Tom and Allie Harvey, were keeping a close eye on them.

The Harveys paired the hungry cubs with their golden retriever, Isabella—who was still nursing her own puppy—to see if Isabella would feed and care for the baby tigers. The match was a success: Isabella immediately adopted the cubs as if they were her very own . . . Tiger Pups! This sensational story swept the country, and Isabella and the tiger pups have become the darlings of the media.

Captured in adorable, intimate, and exclusive images by Tom Harvey and National Geographic photographer Keith Philpott, here is the fascinating story of the cubs and how they make the transition from living in the house with the Harveys to their new den outdoors. At two months, the cubs are active, curious, and playful. They get into everything! Share in this remarkable and heartwarming story that marks a truce in the age-old battle between cats and dogs.

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The owners of the Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kansas, share their story of how Isabella, their golden retriever, adopted three white tiger cubs--Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani--as her own, creating quite an interspecies family!

Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061773099
Branch Call Number: 636.89 H2629t 2009 CHILD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Harvey, Allie
Thomson, Sarah L.


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forbesrachel Jan 09, 2014

A wonderfully sentimental story about a dog's ability to love other creatures, three cute tigers cubs, and the people who cared for them. Unfortunately the book does not do it the greatest justice.

It does not have the best writing, nor is it the most conclusive, as it only relates to the tigers' early years. Also the setup is more like a photo album rather than relating to the words, but their are some very cute pictures.


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