Monday, February 04, 2008

Her Cub Runneth Over

Would You Give A Tiger Mouth-To-Mouth?

A German medical student got some unexpected practical experience at the Halle zoo when she gave the kiss of life to a baby tiger choking on a piece of meat, authorities have just revealed. The student, Janine Bauer, was passing the enclosure with her toddler son on a visit several weeks ago when she noticed the four-month-old tiger choking. "We got the piece out but he wasn't breathing so I tried mouth-to-mouth and heart massage," she added.

FOOTNOTE: The choke’s on you.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

I baby one, sure.

Sandi McBride said...

Being the Crazy Cat Lady, you bet I'd do what I could...a baby's a baby...
Sandi

Lee said...

What a neat story. And a totally empathic thing for her to do. I hope the tiger cub survived. :)

Cheers!

Nap Warden said...

Did the tiger cub make it?

Bubba's Sis said...
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Bubba's Sis said...

How did she get in there TO the baby tiger? Where was Tiger Mommy? Inquiring minds want to know!

Alex L said...

Where was the mother... I dont know if I can remember the proper procedure for CPR.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Amazing!

Keshi said...

I would...only if Im trashed like hell. LOL!

Keshi.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

You must be choking...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Merisi said...

Never been kissed
by tiger.
A baby one, well, in case of emergency, yes! :-)

Isadora said...

mmmm, sorry - I might have tried to dig it out with my finger, but

How in the world did she even get to the animal? and then, a baby would have the mother tiger about and they are viciously protective of their babies....

Casdok said...

Um, well i have kissed a few animals in my time! So yes!!

Mima said...

If she was busy with the tiger, where was her toddler, I hope that it wasn't in the enclosure with her, not sure I would want to risk that.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Yes, I would give a tiger cub mouth-to-mouth recession, especially after watching a TV program last night that reported that there are less than 2000 Indian tigers left in the world.

Animals with Opinions said...

i personally don't go around kissing just any cat but penelope says i would cause i love cats. if i didn't then something about a womans wrath. dang she's frisky!

gerald the cat saving goat

Am'n2deep said...

I would for two reasons. First, I'm such a tender heart, I can't even bear to squash a spider--unless it's poisoness and near my children--which brings me to my 2nd reason. My oldest daughters favorite animal is a tiger. I wouldn't be at the zoo without her. If I didn't jump in, she would!

Akelamalu said...

A baby one yes - Mom and Dad definitely not!!