Valentin Gruener is a wildlife enthusiast who has a wonderful friendship with a lion named Sirga.
They have such a special connection. A TikTok video of this man and his friend, Sirga, hugging each other after a long time has gone viral.
Lions are gentle and friendly.
Valentin Gruener told the story of the lion to Bored Panda.
“Despite her size, she is always gentle and friendly.” But I’m the only one who interacts with her. It would be dangerous for people she is unfamiliar with.”
“It started ten years ago when Sirga’s mother stopped feeding her and I had to raise her by myself.”
Sirga has had a difficult life, but she is now in good health.
“On February 25, 2012, Sirga the lioness was born to wild lions captured after being identified as ‘problem animals’ in livestock areas, who were held and cared for at the property of Grassland Bushman Lodge grounds, near Ghanzi, in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, owned by Willie de Graaff, a cattle rancher and wildlife enthusiast.”