Could you stand it all night long?
A dog, at a zoo in China, 19 May 2011, is said to have been feeding two liger cubs, a cross between a lion and a tiger. The female tiger, after losing two of her four cubs, stopped feeding the remaining two. Another oddity is that different species usually do not breed together, but it happens that a lion and a tiger can do it.
Every day we hear some animals abandon their first litter. Our information is limited to animals in captivity. Therefore, some believe that female animals in captivity do not make good mothers. The cause is said to be that such female animals do not get the chance to learn parenting strategies. However, we hear that even wild animals make mistakes and thus lose their first babies.
Personally, I believe, there must be some other contributing factors that force the animal mother to stop feeding their child. For instance, the present story involves ligers, a hybrid. In another case, a camel stopped nursing her baby because the baby had GI problem. Given that animals have certain modules stored in them, they turn them on, say, in spring time to become an architect, a surveyor, an assessor etc.
Based on the above hypothesis, can I assume that the said modules do not like a tiger species producing ligers and ligers new ligers? Perhaps ligers do not fit the law of 'survival of the fittest', or this process might lead to creation of monsters.
In case of man, we hear that people with dwarfism do not always produce dwarves; they have produced children of average height. Well, there is a syndrome called SMTW. Can it be interpreted that short men combined with tall females normally produce an average person? Is it natural to get offspring out of two giant man and woman for several generations? What would be the result? Anyway, why hasn't this yet happened?
Wonder if you've heard the case of a tall woman who married to a short man. One day the woman decided to apply for a divorce. The court, having reviewed the case, could not find a good reason to divorce the female. The man was a good provider. Never had cheated on his wife. Never came home without flowers. Was always punctual on various occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries etc. Would dump garbage, do the dishes, take a shower before pairing with his wife on bed and so on.
The judge, confounded, asked the woman what the main issue was. She resolutely replied:
Your honor, I'm very ticklish. When he kisses me, his toe is in; when he is in, he would be rubbing his nose on my ticklish ribs and his toes scratching my shins. I ask you, your honor. Could you stand it all night long?