Skip to comments.Female Lion Remembers Old Friends
Posted on 08/20/2007 1:21:34 PM PDT by Maceman
These guys raise an injured lion from birth and then release her into the wild. After one year they attempt to reunite with the lion and its amazing how happy the lion is to see her old friends.
No sound, but awwww.
Feel good video of the week.
2. There is a second lion?
Born Free ping.
I wonder if just off camera, there is a guy with a 375 H&H rifle.
Something instinctively told me it wasn't Siegfried and Roy.
But yes, very awwwww.
Well, most predators are pretty intelligent animals.
Guess that only story about Androcles might have been true after all.
The lion seems to have learned how to act like a friendly
Great Dane or Lab.
That was really neat!
But what’s with the second lion, I wonder.
Amazing.....maybe since they are not caged...they remained friendly?
This posting reminded me of the following story I had read a while and back and always enjoyed:
In 1986, Mikele Mebembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mikele approached it very carefully.
He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant’s foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mikele worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.
Mikele stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.
Mikele never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Mikele was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his young son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over near where Mikele and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mikele, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down.
The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.
Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mikele couldn’t help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mikele disregarded the “NO ENTRY” signs, he summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mikele’s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn’t the same elephant....
Aesop told the tale milleniums ago. The story was of the lion with a thorn in it’s foot.
I wonder if it is all that it seems, I just can’t see that second lion coming up to humans all palsy walsy just because her mate did.
I concure.....this ain’t all it seems.
Here's the Aesop's fable of the lyon / & of the pastour or herdman.