This is the remarkable moment when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.
the Mama Tiger who adopted piglets when her own cubs died. She was so depressed and not eating, the zoo keepers decided to try her with baby pigs. They put the cubs' hides on them at first hoping she'd accept her new babies. It worked!
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)