There’s always been this stigma surrounding lions and tigers—they’re aggressive, and you should never be in their company. That’s what we’ve always been told, right? Well, although we should refrain from getting too close to one of these animals (mainly because they’re from the wild, and yes, they do prey on humans), there are instances when it’s completely safe to be around them.
There are also instances when these big cats will melt your heart with the interactions they have with other animals and humans; one of these interactions is exactly what we’re about to show you in the video below—it will make your heart melt and give you a giggle or two!
Abby, the Dachshund dog, lives at a wildlife park in Oklahoma. Because she lives there, it’s understood that she knows the power of the lions that are also at this wildlife park. But in the video below, it’s clear that she’s not intimidated by their gigantic size (compared to her), or their aggressive behavior. In turn, she runs around in their cage.
But, Abby just doesn’t run around to the lions’ cage! It seems like she has made good friends with one of them at the facility and it’s impressive to see the two mingling so well with one another. Don’t worry the lion, whose name is Bonedigger, hasn’t made the dog its prey. In fact, their bonding is one of a kind!
Keep reading more about Abby and Bonedigger’s friendly relationship! We promise you’ll want to watch them bond in the footage at the end of the article!
When you think about a dog left alone and helpless in a cage with a lion, of course, the worst thoughts come to mind. The first thing you’re probably thinking is, “Why would someone do that?!” And it’s fair to feel this way without knowing exactly how well the dog and lion get along!