Tigers and goats get along in Rus­sian wildlife park

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A ne­glect­ful mother whose part­ner’s un­usual life­style be­came a sen­sa­tion has taken over her mate’s home with an odd com­pan­ion of her own. This isn’t lurid re­al­ity TV. It’s tigers and goats in Rus­sia’s Far East. In 2015, a goat was placed in a tiger’s com­pound in a wildlife park near Vladi­vos­tok with the ex­pec­ta­tion that he would be eaten. But the two ap­peared to be­come friends, be­com­ing a pop­u­lar topic on so­cial me­dia. They broke up two months later amid es­ca­lat­ing ten­sions. The park then brought in a fe­male tiger; the pair had two cubs but the mother re­fused to nurse them and one died. Now, the sa­fari park says, the “bride” is oc­cu­py­ing the com­pound with an­other goat. Video shows them get­ting along — for now.

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