This Incredible Story Of Friendship Will Make Your Day 100 Times Better


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As children, we go to the zoo and imagine what it would be like to have the various wild animals as pets. One animal in particular that always amazed me was the lion. What would it be like to cuddle with a lion?

Valentin Gruener has become famous for just that. He”s known for his loving relationship with a young lioness. While their friendship has become a media spectacle, their bond has remained strong over the years. The relationship is unlike any we”ve seen before, truly transcending all the boundaries that we”ve known between humans and animals.

Because Sirga was abandoned by her pride in Botswana, she never got the chance to learn to hunt from fellow lions. Gruener has spent countless hours lying low in wild brush and leaping into water to demonstrate how it”s done.

Because Sirga was abandoned by her pride in Botswana, she never got the chance to learn to hunt from fellow lions. Gruener has spent countless hours lying low in wild brush and leaping into water to demonstrate how it

Here, they patiently wait for the perfect time to pounce.

Here, they patiently wait for the perfect time to pounce.

“The day she brought down her first antelope was the most amazing day of my life, because I realized that she would one day be able to look after herself in the wild,” noted Gruener.

She did it! The young lioness caught a toad and boastfully carried it around in her mouth.

She did it! The young lioness caught a toad and boastfully carried it around in her mouth.

With all that hunting out of the way, there”s plenty of time for some horsing around, too!

With all that hunting out of the way, there

The story of the incredible relationship is being captured on film in a documentary.

The story of the incredible relationship is being captured on film in a documentary.

Gruener watches on protectively as a veterinarian administers care to Sirga.

Gruener watches on protectively as a veterinarian administers care to Sirga.

The pair is truly a sight to see together. They share an incredibly special bond that most people wouldn”t believe was possible.

The pair is truly a sight to see together. They share an incredibly special bond that most people wouldn

When they play together it”s like Sirga is just an oversized house cat.

When they play together it

But Gruener has done much more than have fun with her.

Because of him, Sirga will someday be able to fend for herself in the wild – hunting her own food. Hopefully, she”ll eventually start a family of her own.

Because of him, Sirga will someday be able to fend for herself in the wild - hunting her own food. Hopefully, she

You can watch more of their incredible relationship below:

(via Daily Mail)

Gruener is living his childhood dream to roam in the wild with lions. At the same time, he”s freeing one from a life of captivity. Sirga, without a doubt, won”t forget her human teacher and friend.

Keep an eye out for the documentary series titled “Lionheart,” which is scheduled to be released later this year. It”s sure to be an incredible story.


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