In the Primorsky safari park in Russia, a goat had been served to a Siberian tiger (also known as Amur tiger) as a meal. But he (now his name is Timur) behaved so bravely, and the predator became his friend instead of eating him. Now the tiger and the goat are friends and live in the same cage. They sleep, walk and even eat together. Watch this amazing video!
A keeper from the park told the Russian paper Siberian Times that:
“The goat showed no inkling of fear, eyeballed the tiger, and took over his shelter. Our tigers get live prey twice every week, and Amur knows very well how to hunt goats and rabbits. But recently he came across a goat that he refused to hunt.”
“We think that the goat had never come across tigers and so didn’t know that he should have been scared of them. Amur the tiger is quite cautious by nature, and decided not to go to the trouble of hunting Timur.”
After seeing the bravery of the goat, the keepers named the confident goat Timur – meaning iron.
Timur not only saved his own live, he also kicked the tiger out of his bedroom and is sleeping on Amur’s ‘bed’ for the fourth nights, while the Tiger waiting at the roof of the bed place.
Now Timur follows the tiger and has taken the Amur tiger for a leader.