The lion is well known for their status as the mighty king of the jungle. Their rapid fire reflexes and their deafening roar makes them an imposing presence in any context. Bonedigger the lion sounds like one of the most frightening creatures that you could ever have the misfortune of coming across. When four tiny Dachshund puppies were placed in Bonedigger’s enclosure, this seemed like a recipe for disaster.
The caretakers were not sure how these puppies would get along with the fearsome lion. While an animal like this one might not seem like the best companion for a puppy, lions are far more kindhearted than they typically receive credit for. They are able to display compassion that most of us would not find them capable of otherwise. This is the story of one lion’s special bond with a group of unlikely friends.
As it turns out, Bonedigger’s name is a little bit deceiving. He might sound like a bloodthirsty monster, yet this is actually the furthest thing from the truth. He’s become pals with all four dogs. There is one member of the group who has taken on a very special place in Bonedigger’s heart. Her name is Abby and her small size is no obstacle when it comes to making new friends.
The park manager at this interactive zoo in Oklahoma is stunned by the relationship that has developed. Abby and Bonedigger are not just friends. They are inseparable and constantly loving on each other, according to onlookers. The friendship may be attributed to the lack of age difference between the two. As it turns out, Abby was born not long after Bonedigger.
They became close friends as soon as they were introduced. Bonedigger tapped into his more nurturing side and took the pups under his wing. Now, they are the only ones who are allowed to enter his cage (except for the people who are responsible for feeding him!). The lion will stop at nothing to make these dogs are safe. He even nips at their fleas!
If you would like to see Bonedigger and his puppy pals in action, be sure to check out this awesome clip. This is one of the most adorable animal friendships that we have ever witnessed and it is our distinct pleasure to spread the love. Please take a moment to pass this video along!