The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother..
"...conservationists with limited resources may want to channel their efforts on saving the tiger, a species that is at the tipping point and could have reasonable chance of survival. (Credit: Copyright Juliane Riedl)