01/25/2012 04:56 pm ET

German Shepherd In Eastern China Becomes Adoptive Mother To 3 White Tiger Cubs

Here's a twist to the traditional dog-cat rivalry that you don't see too often: A German Shepherd at a wildlife park in Rongcheng, China, has become the adoptive mother of three white tiger cubs.

The tiger cubs -- a rare stripe-less tiger and two regular white tigers -- were brought to the German Shepherd after their real mother could no longer care for them. They were born from her third pregnancy in 18 months.

According to footage posted on the China Central Television website, the German Shepherd even began breastfeeding the cubs.

They've since been weaned from her and are healthy.