A CARING canine is giving new meaning to the term “doggy day care” by becoming a surrogate parent to a range of animals including tigers, monkeys and a hyena. Igor the German Shepherd is helping to raise the animals at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation, a sanctuary in Miami, Florida. Owners Mario and Maria Tabraue brought Igor to the sanctuary in the hopes of him making friends with the baby animals – but little did they know the lovable pooch would become an unofficial member of staff, tending to the animals’ emotional needs. Igor recently befriended a tiger cub after he was rejected by his mother and the pair have since struck an unlikely friendship.
Videographer / director: James Lea
Producer: John balson, Nick Johnson
Editor: Jack Stevens