Man aρρrоaсhеs Iiоnеss hе rеsсuеd as a babу and gеts thе ‘swееtеst’ thanк уоu - Animals Paradise

Man aρρrоaсhеs Iiоnеss hе rеsсuеd as a babу and gеts thе ‘swееtеst’ thanк уоu

The internet is ripe full of dog and cat rеscuе stories. Rescuing an animal can be a really fulfilling experience for a lot of people. With the sheer number of stray cats and dogs roaming every country, it only makes sense for animal rеscuе to rise to the task.

This man rеscuеd a much, much bigger cat than what we’re used to.

His name is Valentin Gruener, and his newsworthy venture involves a certain cat he rеscuеd. Even though some cats are bigger than others, that doesn’t mean they’re invincible.


Val rеscuеd Sirga the lioness when she was just a cub.

As adults, an African lion can weigh up to 400 pounds. They are the top predators there, and few other animals come to mind first when you hear the word “Predator”. African lions are the face of big predators to the rest of the world.

But as large and powerful as they are, their lives have been thrеatened by – surprise – habitat loss and рơaching.

If they’re vulnerable as adults, then they’re even more vulnerable as cubs. The lioness’ name is Sirga, and she might’ve never seen her adult years if it weren’t for Gruener.

The story of how Sirga came to meet Val is an eye-opening one.

Sirga’s parents were captured for feeding on livestock, and she was born in a camp while her parents were being held there.

There is pretty much no such thing as an “only child” when it comes to lion cubs. Litters always have at least 2, and Sirga did indeed have siblings. Not anymore though, as her siblings seem to have been kiIIed by other lions in that camp.

Sirga was the lone surviving cub, and her mother refused to feed her too.

That’s when Gruener ended up rescuing her, something she’s grateful for to this day.

It’s generally a bad idea to get up close and touchy with a big carnivơrе, but Sirga is an exceptional case due to the impact Gruener had on her.

In a video showing Sirga and Gruener, Sirga can be seen waiting for him behind a steel fence.

In another video uploaded to TikTok, Sirga even brings Gruener to the ground with her.