Friendship over for Russian tiger and goat

Timur the goat and Amur the tiger (Far Eastern Safari Park)
Timur the goat and Amur the tiger (Far Eastern Safari Park)

A goat and a tiger who had been living happily together in a Russian wildlife park have now been separated after a friendly fight led to the goat being mauled.

The biblical prophet Isaiah had said "the leopard will lie down with the goat," and it seemed to be true for Timur the goat and Amur the tiger.

Timur won hearts around the world when he was put in Amur's compound at the far-eastern safari park last year. He was meant to be the big cat's dinner, but instead the pair became pals.

Sadly, after Timur tried to wind up Amur by scratching him with his horns, Amur snapped and mauled the goat.

The park's owners decided to move Timur to his own enclosure, just in case.

"Timur is currently in good health, he says hi and promises to be less cocky from now on and advises other goats to keep it smart," park director Dmitriy Mezentsev said.

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