He’s Been Friends With This Lion For 11 Years And Saved Him. Their Friendship Melts My Heart!

Lion, the King of the jungle. What would you do if you encountered one? Of course, run for your life. They would probably sink their sharp and pointy teeth on your pulse the moment they sense it, but that doesn’t mean they are always vicious and that they don’t have any feelings.

A lion caretaker can prove this theory to you. Frikkie Von Solms is a 69-year-old lion caretaker in South Africa, and he has spent the past eleven years of his life raising Zion. Zion is a gentle and loving African Lion. Zion was born in confinement to a lioness named Simba, but he had to be separated from her due to the risks of getting killed by his father.

Solms took charge after the separation. The cub needed to be fed every four hours, but Solms was up for the challenge. The two even shared the same bed for a while. Now I imagine there wouldn’t be any room for Solms in the bed if they tried that. Zion is walking in a field with Solms in this video, and the lion cannot get enough love and affection from Solms.

Zion might disagree if you told him a dog is man’s best friend. He’s clearly formed an unbreakable bond with this man. This is truly a one of a kind friendship and it is so beautiful. I wish I could have a lion like that!

Watch this beautiful bond between man and a gentle beast below! Please let us know what you think in the comments!

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