He’s The King Of The Beasts…And He Never Leaves Home Without His Human.
It's always a heartwarming thing to see someone lovingly cuddle with their pet. But this loving relationships isn't common, Frikkie Von Solms has a special a relationship with a lion named Zion that he's raised for over 11 years.
When Zion was born to his mother Simba in captivity, they feared the father would kill Zion, so Solms took the cub in and raised it himself. Now, they're so close that they share a bed together, go on car rides regularly, and walk side-by-side as Solms affectionately holds Zion's tail. It's almost like they hold hands as they walk.
"Since Zion, I have raised nineteen lions, and leopards and cheetahs. But he is special because of the bond we share. I learnt so much from him. It was a once in a lifetime experience to grow up with him and learn and live with him through all of the stages of being a lion. People talk about lions like they are just lions, but they have personalities, they have humor and laugh. Zion is a gentle giant. He has never attacked humans and I trust him completely."
-Frikkie Von Solms
See Frikkie Von Solms with Zion here:
They so beautiful together. If you could be close to such a magnificent creature, would you?