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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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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!

4:08PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

Can't believe some miserable bas---d put a live donkey in a cage with a wolf for it's food in the 1st place. Fortunately for the donkey things worked out OK.

10:40AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Great story about the Donkey and the Wolf Thank you

4:43AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Whatever can be friends; the human should take this lesson

2:19AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Animals are amazing. Thank you.

1:22PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

What a horrible person that put the donkey in the cage, intending it to be killed by the wolf! Glad it turned out well.

12:59PM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Lovely.

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