Now this one is a cool and amazing story about a predator and a prey, who became best friends! Timur the goat was served to Amur the tiger at a zoo in Russia. But surprisingly, Amur did not eat the goat when it was unleashed into his enclosure.
This friendship dates back to November 2015. The goat was served as a food but instead the two animals have bonded well. They share a food bowl and play with each other.
These two buddies started charming Russia before the New Year. The Primorsky Safari Park even set up a live webfeed of the enclosure that drew enough attention.
One of Russia’s Television networks has aired a 44-minute documentary on their friendship between New Year's Day and Orthodox Christmas on Jan 7.
"The situation is really weird. For three years running we have fed Amur a huge number of goats, rabbits, roosters and rams," said Dmitry Mezentsev, the general director of the Primorsky Safari Park, in a telephone interview from the zoo.
"As a rule, Amur gets prey twice a week. My only explanation is that this couldn't have happened without interference of the higher power," the zoo director said.
"Amur has never rejected prey before. There was just one case when the goat given to Amur lived through the night. Amur ate him the following morning," Mezentsev said.
"Every morning Santa Claus brings a treat of apples and cabbage for Timur, and meat for Amur," the zookeeper said.