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Odesa vet adopts rare baby tiger

Odesa vet adopts rare baby tigerThis adorable baby tiger could have died soon after birth but for the chief veterinary at a biological park in Odesa. Leonid Stoianov adopted the cub after the mother tiger had abandoned him. The little feline has a busy schedule: he eats once in three hours and gets regular massages.

"First two weeks he didn't want to sleep anywhere else but on top of me. He recognises me from anyone who takes him in their arms, Leonid Stoianov, chief veterinary at Odesa biological park, said to 1+1 TV Channel.

The newborn tiger weighted eight hundred grammes, and now - almost three kilos. He has a fierce character and is prone to showing his claws.

"He is angry, but he is a little man after all. He knows he is a rare tiger," Stoianov added.

Visitors can take a look at the cub only on weekends. But once the baby tiger starts eating meat and gets all necessary vaccinations, he will be put in his own separate enclosure at the biological park.
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