Lioness Greets the Man Who Saved Her Life With a Huge Hug

Lioness Greets the Man Who Saved Her Life With a Huge Hug

Sirga was on the verge of dying when conservationist Valentin Gruener found her and rescued her from death in February 2012. The lion cub was found severely dehydrated next to her dead siblings on a farm after being abandoned by her pride of lions.

Thankfully, the strong-willed lion cub regained its health after Gruener rescued her.

The little lion cub weighed 20 pounds (9 kg) when she was found, but today, Sirga today weighs more than 300 pounds (136 kg).


Since Sirga has fully recovered from her injuries and has begun to grow into her adulthood, Gruener decided that it was best for her to live in the wild.

However, this meant that he first had to coach Sirga how to hunt in order for the lion to survive in the woods and there is nothing more adorable than seeing Gruener acted like a parent to Sirga and taught her hunting skills!




Since Sirga has never had any adult lions in her life, Gruener takes the role.





Their close relationship is portrayed in the six-part series, “Lionheart” which premiered on September 16, 2016 on Animal Planet channel.

Check out how close Sirga and Gruener are in this heartwarming video of the pair here:


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