Amur the Siberian tiger had been eating live goats for years, until one unique goat changed everything. Zookeepers placed a nameless goat into the enclosure, sure that the tiger would eat him like he’s done with countless other.
“Nobody taught the goat to be afraid of the tiger. So, Amur decided not to mess with the fearless goat, and didn’t eat it,” the park wrote on its website.
The Far East Safari Park in Primorsky, Russia has been feeding Amur live goats and rabbits a couple times a week. He’s never once behaved this way towards any animal given to him for food.
They seem to have developed a true friendship. Amur never tries to eat the goat, who has since been named Timur, and even moves to protect his friend if he thinks there is a threat.
[He] hissed at an employee who feeds the tigers, as if to tell him, ‘Hey, don’t you ever approach my friend,’” zookeepers said. “Before that, he never showed any aggression towards staff,” the zookeepers told RT.
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