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The Lioness Who Hugs Hoodies: Amazing Pictures of Abandoned Big Cat and Her Heartwarming Bond With Men Who Saved Her

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

- 1663 days ago -
As a cub, Sirga was driven out of her pride and rescued by Valentin Gruener and Mikkel Legarth who could not stand by and watch her die.

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Christeen A (369)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:46 am
Remarkable. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:18 am
Wonderful love between them!

Lisa N (206)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:56 am
I love lions!!!!

Mary T (358)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:08 am
can't stop crying. so sad we these beautiful animals...thank you Cher

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:43 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:49 am
Sirga is a lucky lioness, beautiful and more video
Thank you so much Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:55 am
Beautiful pictures I hope they get some help with this project God bless them for helping this lioness

kate K (481)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:01 am
Amazing pics so cute the little lioness thank you Cher

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:22 am
I cried when I saw this on the news last night...they were happy tears but sentimental too. Thnx Cher.

Sara P (55)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:59 am
Oh yes yes, the italian tv spoke about this wonderful story right today, what a beautiful friendship between a wild animal and two incredible humans :))))))

Karin Abraham (27)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:18 pm
This was on the news last night and I found it very heartwarming. I really loved watching the video and reading this article. It reminds me of a lion named "Christian" - not exactly the same story but very similar results.

Connie O (44)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:39 pm
Beautiful. TY

S J (130)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:56 pm
Beautiful and lovely big cat! and her humans

David W (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:09 pm
Awesome story!

June Bostock (50)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:35 pm
Great story.

Anette S (22)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:00 pm

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:21 pm
I saw this in the news yesterday and went to post it but someone else had just posted it and then It's everywhere.

This is an incredible story and if you read these 2 young men have chosen to do tis and to do it the right way . I already commented yesterday pretty long because i think this is a wonderful and incredible story. These young men want to help. they have chosen this and they may be taking a little chance being hands on but they enjoy what they are doing. They are a bit adventerous but if they choose this I'm all for it. They are doing something good and look like they are trying hard. The photo's are stunning!!! The video is exceptional.

Thanks Cher. I read it and watched the video early this morning again on a website because I love it!!!!! I wont ever get bored of seeing this. I hope they post updates one day. I wont forget who they are. I'm actually going to search them a little bit.


De D (96)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:01 pm
Beautiful pictures....thank you!

fly b (26)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:32 pm
thk you for sharing. so beautiful! so glad the men saved Sirga.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:37 pm
Marvellous, pure enchantment.

Julia R (296)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 2:39 am
Absolutely amazing story! Sirga is so beautiful and the way that she loves those two men who raised her from a cub is so touching! Fantastic video and I love the music!! Watching her relationship with them is pure joy! Thanks Cher!

Athena F (131)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 4:11 am
Thank you! :)

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 7:46 am
great video thanks

Carla van der Meer (648)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 8:11 am
Thank you so much for sharing this, it was a wonderful way to start a dreary morning, What they are doing to try and save lions remarkable and their bond with the lioness amazing.

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 3:08 pm
Thank you

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 3:08 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:01 pm
A terrific story! Sirga bonded so well with these two men, and her relationship with them is remarkable.
Thank You Cher.

Helga Kordjukova (161)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:19 pm
I fed my kitten from a bottle when he was four days. He is now 1.5 and each day he shows how much loves me. He is his mother's son-)) and this story is reminiscent of "love story", also with the lioness, which found out after a few years of those who raised it.
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