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John Varty

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JV images: Bird mating with Tibo at Tiger Canyons
Sundaban is the dominant territorial male. Bird (called Bird because of the spot pattern on his forehead ) is the son of Tibo, the white tigress.
When Tibo comes into oestrus, Bird interfers with the mating. However, Tibo is aggressive towards Bird and will not allow him mate with her.
Bird is bigger than Sundaban (I estimate Bird to be 225kg) with the result that he can't expell Bird from the territory.
For 3 days Sundaban mated with Tibo and on the third day Bird is allowed to mate with Tibo, just twice.
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Wait, what?

Bird is mating with his mother? 

"Bird (called Bird because of the spot pattern on his forehead ) is the son of Tibo, the white tigress."

Does this usually happen in the wild or is this just an isolated case? I thought every animal had genetic ability to smell which relatives are closest, and not to mate with them.

Wow!
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