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BANGKOK 19 October 2018 19:19
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Zookeeper’s Daughter Takes Tiger Cub Out for Walks in China

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A new video circulating on Chinese social media showing a 9-year-old girl walking a tiger cub on a leash has raised concerns among some netizens.


Sun Xiaojing, the girl in the video, is the daughter of a zookeeper at Donghu Zoo in Quanzhou, Fujian province, China.


She has been taking care and playing with the cub since it was born three months ago, according to South China Morning Post.


“She has been feeding the cub bottled milk, bathing and playing with it,” her father, identified as Sun, told Quanzhou Evening Post.


Xiaojing takes the 3-month-old tiger cub, whom she named Huniu, meaning “tiger girl” in Chinese, out for walks and plays with the animal near the entrance of the zoo every morning after it eats breakfast.


While many netizens expressed concerns about the safety of the child, Xiaojing’s father said that the tiger cub poses no danger to the little girl.


He continued to explain that they are raising the cub after its two siblings died shortly after they were born, Shanghaiist reported.


Huniu was separated from her 9-year-old Siberian tiger parents after her two siblings were accidentally smothered by them.


“My daughter’s classmates think tigers are scary but Huniu is her friend,” he said. “Huniu is really playful and likes to be scratched on the belly. She runs to my daughter the moment she comes back from school.”

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7 minutes ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Why are certain words bolded?

these will probably come up at next week's English test.

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Can't see any problem with a 3 month old tiger cub being walked on a leash in zoo grounds.

It isn't exactly big or dangerous.


Too many silly people in the world worrying about nothing.

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