A live goat was given to a tiger for food, but instead they became best friends
The Amur tiger usually feeds on goats. That is until he met the one who is now called Timur. Amur lives in the Primorsky Safari Park in Russia and is fed live food (usually goats and rabbits) twice a week.
But when Timur was put in an aviary (the goat didn’t have a name then), the animal rights activists were surprised by what happened. Cupid left the goat alone.
“No one taught a goat to be afraid of a tiger. So, Amur decided not to mess with the fearless goat and didn’t eat it, ”they wrote on the zoo’s website.
Since then, Amur has decided that Timur is not prey, they behave like old friends. Timur follows Amur and follows the tiger everywhere.
The goat is fed every day, and Cupid seems to have taken a liking to his new friend. Zookeepers said he even became protective of the friendly goat. “He hissed at the employee who feeds the tigers as if to tell him: “Hey, never come near my friend.” Before that, he had never shown any aggression towards the staff, ”zoo employees told RT. It seems that Cupid loves the goat as much as the goat loves him.
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The world was fascinated by the unlikely friendship that developed between Timur and Amur, but the two’s friendship turned sour after they had a big fight. The zoo separated the couple after Timur poked the tiger with his horns, causing the tiger to grab him with his teeth and shake him like a kitten. But Amur did not kill Timur, although the goat had to be treated for infected scratches. It was decided for the safety of both to place them in separate enclosures. But, according to representatives of the zoo, their romance is not over yet. Their enclosures are next to each other and the couple loves to greet each other, albeit with the security of a fence between them. Well, sometimes when we love someone, it’s better to love them from afar.