A lion cub ended up in a shelter since he was too weak to live in a pride and missed one leg. But the cub became depressed and wouldn't eat. Then the shelter staff came up with the idea to place a Labrador puppy with the little one.
The lion cub named Fortis had to be taken away from adult lions on the advice of a vet who monitored the pride. The lion cub was the weakest in the family and was always hungry. He wouldn't definitely survive in the wild, so people decided to help him.
True, the cub quickly got depressed because of loneliness. Fortis stopped playing, then wouldn't eat.
Soon afterwards a shelter employee brought in a Labrador puppy, named Elsa, and saw that the lion cub took an interest in her. The puppy was let into the cage and the animals became friends in no time.
Initially it was planned to keep the puppy only for a week. But the lion cub got so used to his new friend, that the shelter staff decided not to separate them. Take a look at what their game looks like:
Eventually, Fortis will be returned to the lion sanctuary. Now, he eats well and is a cheerful little lion cub. When he grows up, he is likely to get used to life with other lions.
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