WATCH: Tiger befriends goat instead of eating it in Russia zoo


A goat in Russia has become the cynosure of all eyes after a tiger that was supposed to eat it, befriended the former instead.

The goat named Timur was sent in the tiger Amur’s enclosure in The Far Eastern Safari Park as live food. However, rather than eating it, the big cat apparently made friends with the goat, ABC reported.

“Tiger Amur knows very well how to hunt goats and rabbits,” a keeper told the Siberian Times, adding, “But recently he came across a goat that he refused to hunt.”

In the video, the goat can be seen following the tiger, playing with it and enforcing their new sleeping arrangements. Timur has banished Amur to sleeping on his sleeping quarters roof.

“We think that the goat never came across tigers and no-one taught him to be scared of them,” the keeper said.

Timur’s fans have now called upon the zoo to separate the two in order to ensure the goat’s safety.