Bonedigger is a five-year-old lion living at the Garlold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park — an Exotic Animal Park in Winwood, Oklahoma. As a cub he suffered from a metabolic bone disease which left him mildly disabled. That’s when Milo, a then two-year-old dachshund (pictured, with Bonedigger) and his two dachshund buddies Angel and Bullet, sensed the cub’s vulnerability and started hanging around to protect him.
Despite the fact that Bonedigger has since grown to his full intimidating size, the pack’s been inseparable ever since.
According to The Daily Mail, “Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together. Park manager John Reinke, 43, works at the zoo where he witnessed the bond develop between the unlikely duo.”
How adorable are these guys? They totally remind me of my Coonhound and Chihuahua, who have taken it upon themselves to clean each others eyes and ears respectively.