An unlikely animal friendship that inspired the world has tragically come to an end.
The long companionship between a Siberian tiger named Amur and a goat named Timur dissolved in a fight Jan. 29.
Their friendship began when Timur was placed in the tiger’s habitat as part of its twice weekly live animal feedings. The goat surprised onlookers by not only refusing to be eaten, but actually kicking the the tiger out of its bedding area.
The animals appeared to develop a “friendship” — living in peace with one another and even being observed playing with a soccer ball together. Timur began to suffer from obesity due to the beneficial relationship. Read more