Bonedigger, a large Barbary lion, has taken a special liking to Abby, a tiny dachshund. The pair have been inseparable ever since the cat was a cub.

 

Bonedigger, a 500lb male lion might dwarf Milo, an eight-year-old Dachshund but he rarely leaves his side. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Bonedigger was born with a metabolic bone disease that left him mildly crippled and has also struck up an unusual bond with zookeeper John Reinke, who lost both of his legs following a bungee jump accident.

When Milo and two other five-year old wiener dogs, Bullet and Angel, sensed that the the lion was disabled they sought to comfort and protect him.

Now Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together.

Reinke, who works at the zoo witnessed the bond develop between the unlikely duo.

‘This friendship between an 11 pound wiener dog and a 500 pound lion is the only of it’s kind in the world ever seen.”

Watch the incredible video below:


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