Skip to comments.Daddy dog adopts lion [at German zoo]
Posted on 08/01/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by ETL
The keepers were delighted at yet another success in the parks white lion breeding programme.
But Jojos umbilical cord had not been severed cleanly, and it looked like she was developing an infection, calling for vet treatment every day.
Mother lion Nala would not tolerate such intrusion, So I took the little one home with me, said Jeanette Wurms, the 36-year-old lion keeper at the park.
It was there that her dog Lejon, a name which is actually Swedish for lion, took a liking to the little big cat.
Lejon looked after her with me from the first day, licking her clean, and lying next to her when I was giving Jojo her bottle. Since then we have become a very special family, said Wurms.
Jojos eyes have now opened and although she is still a little wobbly on her legs, she spends an increasing amount of the day running around in the garden with her ersatz daddy dog.
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when a lion does it ping me.
Folks here had a dog that mothered an orphan bear cub.
A lion would probably eat the baby lion...and the dog, like someone else we know...
"The Daily Caller noted that in President Obamas best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy), the president wrote. Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths.
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share."
Re: A lion would probably eat the baby lion
That is, another adult lion might eat it, as opposed to adopting it. They usually kill the offspring of a lioness they want to mate with.