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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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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.

3:30PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

This is a really sweet and inspiring story. We could take a few lessons from these two!

2:33PM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Animals are great. Lovely story.

5:40AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

friends for life,thank you for sharing 14/7

11:11AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thanks.

2:09PM PDT on May 4, 2013

Lovely :-)

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