Things are happening o! While people like me are still just managing to conquer phobia for dogs, some one else is making friends with a Tiger. Not just friends, BEST friends. I mean, whatever happened to humans beings???lol!
On a more serious note, I must say that it is quite common for people to form close and loving friendships with animals. However, when that animal is a flesh eating, 27-stone tiger with a fondness for fighting and SHARP predator instincts, it is no wonder many take keen interest in their unusual relationship.
Such is the case of Abdullah Sholeh, 31, who has formed an unbreakable bond with four-year-old .
He regularly sleeps, plays and fights with the enormous tiger.
The pair has spent every day together since Mr Sholeh helped raise her from a three-month-old cub in Malang, Indonesia.
He now cares for her full-time for owner Noer Mohammaed Sholeh - and has become affectionately known as the tiger nanny.
The pair are so inseparable, that Mr Sholeh often shuns his own bed to sleep alongside the big cat in a rickety outhouse.
The tiger Bengal Mulan is even known to 'mock attack', hug and kiss her companion when they play in the garden behind their home.
However, despite the play-fighting, Mr Sholeh still suffers from time to time minor injuries as a result of Mulan's strength.
As one picture shows, Mr Sholeh was left with a bruised and bloodshot eye after being caught by one of Mulan's paws. I guess being friends with an animal particularly a feline definitely comes with a price, lol.
More pictures below.
|Playful: Bengal Mulan is even known to 'mock attack', hug and kiss her companion when they play in the garden behind their home|
|Hurt: Mr Sholeh is pictures with an injured eye after being caught by Mulan's paw while playing|