Tiger & goat spark up unlikely friendship in Russia zoo

Channel: euronews (in English)


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In an unlikely story of love and friendship a bromance has developed between a rare Amur tiger and a goat that was originally intended to be his meal at Pirmorsky safari park in Russia.

The goat that has been named 'Timur' in honour of his bravery in facing his predator, has been observed for several days frolicking in the snow with his new-found friend.

Timur is sleeping a the spot inside the Amur tiger's shelter where the large cat previously rested. The Amur tiger has now taken to resting on top of the shelter, guarding his friend.

Safari park staff have expressed surprise at the friendship on their website, saying the tiger usually dines on live goats and rabbits without a care, twice a week.