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Wolf and Donkey: a Lifesaving Friendship (Photos)

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Wolf and Donkey: a Lifesaving Friendship (Photos)

Talk about a modern-day fable! In 2007, in the village of Patok, Albania, a wolf had been captured from the mountains and was being held in a cage. A villager put a donkey in the cage with the wolf, intending that the donkey should become a live meal… but that didn’t happen.

Instead, the wolf and the donkey became close companions, refusing to harm each other and cohabitating peacefully in the cage. After a flurry of media attention (including a successful petition from Care2), the Albanian government intervened, and the wolf was returned to the wild. The donkey was allowed to live out its life in a comfortable open pasture—and the wolf still passes by sometimes to see him!

This is an older story, but it still touches us. We hope it brightens your day, too!

 


Photo Credit: Arben Celi, via Write & Ride

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7:27AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

tks for sharing

7:14AM PDT on Apr 21, 2015

Great story. I hope they are both still doing well and see each other occasionally. They sure are cute.

12:25PM PDT on Apr 20, 2015

Great story! Thank you.

5:11AM PDT on Apr 19, 2015

What the heck was the villager thinking?!

5:02AM PDT on Apr 19, 2015

If the human are the most intelligent, they should be lifesaving instead of life-threatening

11:30PM PST on Jan 26, 2015

I love this story! So glad that it had a happy ending for both the wolf and the donkey!

2:03PM PST on Nov 17, 2014

Another example where the animals behave better than the people. Glad there was a happy ending.


5:58AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Hope these two furry friends can live a happy life without any harming of humans.

8:01AM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

lovely and inspiring story

8:13PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

Once again the animals are superior to the human!

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