Adorable photographs show inseparable tiger and lion cubs before their animal instincts kick in
Nature always shows us what we expected least. Tiger and lion are different species and they can’t be friends. But what these photographs say is something totally different from these. Lion cub and tiger cub of African Safari park situated in Oita Prefecture, Japan, are behaving like best friends.
On Twitter, the African Safari Park has posted pictures documenting the cubs palling around, playing together, and staying side by side. Since posted, the pair has absolutely earned thousand hearts on the network. More, the post shows that these babies are truly God-blessed creatures. They have the hearts full of love and affection – as there’s a picture of them nuzzling rabbits, too.
The two cubs seem completely unaware that they’re different species as they snuggle up against each other. Right, the lion cub falls asleep.
The revealing images show how the animals have yet to gain their animal instincts. Above, the tiger cub snuggles up to a bunny at the zoo
Left, the curious tiger cub is seen sniffing the bunnies, who in turn appear to be completely unafraid of the big cat and right, the lion cub appears to be eyeing up its prey
The young cubs look like they were born to be siblings as they play ꜰɪɢʜᴛ and frolic in the grass
The two children play together, eat together, even sleep together and the most interesting thing is that the adult tiger and lion never ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ the cubs.
But the cubs in Japan are not the only animals to have proved that different species can become the best of friends. In America, a lion, a tiger and a black bear that were brought together in cruel circumstances – they were found caged under a house in Atlanta, Georgia, during a ᴅʀᴜɢs raid – and behaved as members of the same family ever since they were ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ.