The Very Rare Tiger Retriever
An Incredible Cross Between Wild and Man's Best Friend
The Beginning of the Tiger Retriever
The baby tiger retrievers were born in the next sixty-two days.
Lola is a seven year old female golden retriever and Shiloh is a five year old male Bengal tiger. They were both three years old at the time of the experiment.
Incredibly, three babies were born: two cubs that were seemingly only tigers, and one puppy that was seemingly only a golden retriever. In the next two weeks, the two "cubs" died. Only one baby remained.
Kida, the lone survivor. She is now one.
The Wide Spread Reaction
William Chang, the head of the experiment, was interviewed soon after the story went viral.
"You can't keep something like this under wraps for long. We knew that," Dr. Chang explained, "Kida was a superstar since the moment she was conceived."
Tiger specialist Jason Wade visited her habitat recently.
"She is a beautiful creature," Wade commented with a smile, "She is truly a perfect, even if accidental, work of art."
Kida, who is now a year old, only shares one thing in common with her tiger relatives; her stripes. Other than that, she is just like any other golden retriever. She's a little larger than regular retrievers, but she's just as friendly. You can find Kida in the petting zoo section at the Red Mountain zoo just outside of Beijing.