Lions,of course,are dangerous animals and require careful handling,and the most prudent thing is to just stay away from them.But that still doesn’t mean they’re cold and insensitive.
And the story of 70-year-old zookeeper Fricky won Solms is a vivid proof of that.Fricky lives in South Africa and has been close friends with the lion Zion for 11 years — incredibly gentle and affectionate.
Zion was born at the zoo bt the lioness Simba,but the baby was quickly taken away,as his father himself could take his life.And the lion grew under the care of Fricky not as a predator at all,but as pampered creatur.It has come to the point that a man takes off his shoes before visiting his unusual pet,as the noise of the shoe can disturb Zion.
Fricky shares that caring for a lion is an unusual experience,especially the fact that he grew up before his eyes since infancy and he had the oppotunity to notice changes in his appearance and character,and he also grew up with him and learned a lot of new things.
He assures that people somehow generalize lions,but each of them has their own character,sense of humor and other distinctive features.So,Zion is very pupered.He never attacks anyone and can be fully trusted.
Fricky and Zion have been friends for 11 years and they aren’t going to break up))