Hirunews Logo
Live+Goat+Given+to+Tiger+as+Food+...+And+They+Become+Best+Friends
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 12:14
Live Goat Given to Tiger as Food ... And They Become Best Friends
116

Shares
14,021

Views

Animal activists have reportedly called on an animal park in Russia to separate a goat from a tiger that befriended it instead of eating it.

The goat, since named Timur, was given to the tiger Amur (another name for Siberian tigers) as live food.

The Far Eastern Safari Park, in the Primorsky region bordering the Sea of Japan and North Korea, said it gives predators twice-weekly meals of live animals.

"Tiger Amur knows very well how to hunt goats and rabbits," foreign media reports.

"But recently he came across a goat that he refused to hunt."

Instead, Timur chased Amur out of his sleeping quarters, banishing him to sleeping on the shelter's roof.

Videos uploaded by the park to YouTube show Timur staying close to Amur, following him around the enclosure, and enforcing their new sleeping arrangements.

Timur was named in honour of his bravery, after the lead character in popular Communist-era children's book Timur and His Squad.

He is being fed hay, wheat, feedstuff and water every day.





Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
201 Views
155 Views
3,347 Views
8,453 Views
11,770 Views
53,450 Views
Top