16. Anjana the Chimpanzee and the Tiger Cubs
Two white tiger cubs that were born during a freak hurricane had to be separated from their mother when their sanctuary flooded. The cubs since found an unlikely surrogate mother in chimpanzee Anjana, who took on the role of caring for the cubs at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in South Carolina.
The two-year-old chimp helped her keeper China York care for the then 21-day-old cubs. York then began watching Anjana go even further by lying with the cubs and bottle-feeding them as if they were her own. Because of that, she has formed a strong bond with them and it’s heartwarming to watch.