11 years of wonderful friendship between the lion and the man who rescued him

Frikkie Von Solms is a lover of wildlife. he has dedicated his life to taking care of South African wild cats. And Zion, a lion that has been cared for by Solms for at least 11 years.

The pair has had many happy and fun years together. They are even close enough to share a bed.

African lion Zion was born in captivity but was split up from his mother when his father put his life in danger. Zion is a peaceful, friendly, and tender animal.

Zion was unable to be put back into the wild because he was born in captivity, therefore Von Solms raised him since he was a young cub.

After 11 years, Zion now becomes to a big, mighty lion. However, thanks to the care and love, it looks so peaceful and gentle.

“It was a once in a lifetime experience to grow up with him and learn and live with him through all of the stages of being a male lion,” Von Solms told the Daily Mail.

“Zion is a gentle giant. He has never attacked humans, and I trust him completely.”