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WOJCIECHOW - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Credit: Getty Editorial Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a mother who showed no interest in nursing him, and a father who gave him one lick and then walked off. "Animals sometimes abandon their young, as do humans from time to time," zoo owner Krzysztof Zerdzicki told AFP. "When I picked up the little guy, the lioness came over to me and tapped me with her head as if to say, 'take care of him'. And then she left." Zerdzicki entrusted the black-spotted cub to his pet dog Carmen, an...

Marmite is a polarizing food item. People either love it or they hate it, and as it turns out, the same is true of big cats. Lions, tigers and leopards are all weighing in on the debate. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Lioness Attacks Rescuer With Giant Hug Horse Knows How to Keep the Beat Disabled Lion and Dachshund Are the Best of Friends...

Sirga the lioness is overwhelmingly happy to see her favorite human, and she's letting him know it. Valentin Gruener, founder of the Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana, Africa, rescued Sirga days after she was born when her mother stopped feeding her. He spent the first eight months of her life sleeping with her at the sanctuary. Gruener has remained close with Sirga throughout the years, going on long walks with her and even helping her hunt. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Rescued Leopard Remembers Her Human Savior Daring Dachshund Skydives With Owner Sneaky Lion Cub Scares Unsuspecting Dog...

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Bonedigger the lion and Milo the Dachshund have quite the special bond. It was love at first sight after they were introduced when Bonedigger was a cub. John Reinke, a double amputee zookeeper, brought the pair together after he himself bonded with Bonedigger. The lion was born with a metabolic bone disease that left him slightly crippled, something that Reinke could relate to after losing both his legs in a bungee jumping accident. Reinke raised Bonedigger as a cub and has stayed connected to him after his move to the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger spends almost all of his time with Milo as well as two other Dachshunds, Bullet and Angel. The odd grouping is a...

There is a new master of the sneak attack. This lion cub's technique doesn't even involve doing anything to its target. Its sudden appearance in front of the dog is scary enough all on its alone. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Rescued Leopard Remembers Her Human Savior Birthday Girl Receives Fuzziest Gift Ever Cat Gets the Hang of His Hammock...