Swiss Shepherd dog rescues three tiger cubs in Russia

Perhaps because she felt like getting into the holiday spirit, a Swiss Shepherd dog named Tally has adopted three tiger cubs at a zoo in Sochi, Russia.

The cubs’ birth mother abandoned them shortly after they were born on Nov. 14, according to The Telegraph in the U.K., and the zoo staff looked for a tiger surrogate before Tally stepped up to take on the mothering duties. And while the cubs hissed at Tally at first, you can see from the Russia Today video below that they have nicely settled in to their new home. They squeak loudly while Tally dotes over them and nurses them.