When someone is looking for a pet, there’s more likely to be a dog or a cat. But all the animals in the world deserved to be loved by human beings. Anyway, raising two lion cubs is something you won’t hear every day. However, a woman named Michaela Zimanova did it…
It happened in Slovakia, Europe, where those cute little cubs were actually rejected by their own mother. A lion female, used in in circus in Eastern Europe. But, thanks to Michaela’s love for animals, the little lioness had a warm home. She named them Malkia and Adelle, and now she calls them her “darlings.”
When the two lioness grow up into the big cats they are today, it was necessary to relocate them. So, Malkia Park in Slovakia became their home. However, their raising mom is allowed to visit this beautiful creatures pretty often. And the reuniting moment is something you won’t see everyday.
The reaction of Malkia and Adelle when meeting their human mother would make you think they’d been apart for a very long time. Still, Michaela is visiting her beloved babies two or three times a month.
“Michaela comes to see them sometimes three times a month. We never play with them as they are dangerous animals, we respect their mood, and only cuddle when they want. It always takes only those few minutes what you see on the video, sometimes less. Then they continue running and playing together. At the age of four, Malkia is a little bit different, she is more wild, so we need to be more aware, “a spokesman of Malkia Park said.
Every moment when Michaela is reunited with her “darlings,” is heart-melting. You can see how the lioness ran over and embrace the woman who hand-reared them. They are opening their big paws and give their mom a big big hug, like haven’t seen her for years.
Watch the video bellow to see the heartwarning scene! It will put tears into your eyes. And we say that wild animals are heartless. Just think again!