Canine Companions Can Help Baby Big Cats Thrive In Captivity
Giving baby big cats canine companions can help them make critical steps in their development.By Evan Thomas | July 13, 2016
In an ideal world, baby big cats would learn social and behavioral skills from their mothers and from the other cubs in their litter.
But if their mother can't or won't engage, or they don't have siblings to play with, they can get a little help from people — and dogs.
"It may look rough, but this type of play is exactly what little Shanti needs to improve her coordination."