Frikkie Von Solms isn't your ordinary pet owner. His "pet" and best friend happens to be a 560lb (254kg) lion named Zion. The native South African has spent the past 11 years raising Zion, after rescuing him from captivity as a cub. These touching images show their affectionate bond with one another. There is also a bonus video at the end that you won't want to miss.
A Special Bond of Trust Between Two Friends
Zion Was Separated from His Mother as a Cub
Frikkie Has Been a Father Figure to Zion Over the Years
Frikkie Has Raised Over 19 Lions, Tigers & Cheetahs
An Unlikely Companion
Frikkie Walks Barefoot Because Lions Do Not Like Noise