This Man Saved A Lion And They've Best Friends Ever Since
by N/A, 8 years ago | 2 min read| 13700
You may think you have a couple weird friends, but when you see these two, you'll think again.
The bond between these two is unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Frikkie Von Solms is a lion caretaker from South Africa.
He's spent the last 11 years taking care of Zion.
Zion lives in captivity with a group of other lions and other big cats.
He was separated from his mother, Simba, shortly after his birth because caretakers were worried that his father may try to kill him.
Frikkie and Zion exchange cuddles and hugs all the time.
Zion will not be released into the wild because he's entirely too tame.
He and Frikkie go on walks, but Frikkie must be barefoot because the sound of his shoes bother Zion.
There is a lot of trust and love between the unlikely pair.
Frikkie is not afraid of Zion at all.
They have even shared a truck and a bed.
Zion is called a "gentle giant."
Do not show me this again