Milo the Dachshund and Bonedigger the Lion are Best Friends

Milo the Dachshund and Bonedigger the Lion are Best Friends

A 500 pound lion and a dachshund formed an unlikely friendship at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

aaDachshund and a 500 pound lion sound like an unlikely duo, but at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Milo the dog and Bonedigger the lion have spend their days playing together, lying out in the sun, and even grooming one another. How did this adorable animal friendship get started?

Bonedigger was born with a rare metabolic bone disease that has left him crippled. Bonedigger was introduced to Milo when he was still a cub, and the two have formed a strong bond over the last five years. Milo could be considered Bonedigger’s “therapy dog”, but the spunky dachshund is more than a lion therapist, he’s a true friend; he even cleans Bonedigger’s teeth!

According the workers at the animal park, the two are inseparable and spend all day together. Milo has even learned to imitate Bonedigger’s vocalizations, growling and grunting like a lion to communicate with his best friend.

Milo isn’t Bonedigger’s only friend, either. The disabled lion has been so well socialized that other dachshunds have been introduced to her habitat. One of Bonedigger’s favorite daytime activities is laying out on top of his hut with Milo and two or three other dachshunds.

Check out this short video of Bonedigger and Milo hanging out together at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park.

Greater Wynnewood Animal Park and Zoo Rescues Animals

Greater Wynnewood Animal Park and Zoo Rescues Animals

It’s What We Do Everyday

The zoo has never said no to any animal in need. Some of the most crazy and wild rescues have been performed by the team hear at the zoo. No animal is too big or too small for this team of animal warriors to try to save.

The zoo team has performed the largest one rescue of Tigers ever in the United States with all 42 tigers at one time coming to the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood Oklahoma.

You would have to come see and hear the stories to believe it yourself our team rescues anything from anywhere.

Now as most Sanctuaries put on their websites all of the sad stories of rescues just to raise money from you the general public, we would like to educate you on a big difference between rescues and re-homes.

Rescues are an animal that is beat, abuses, starved or neglected and has just a matter of days before it dies and needs rescued. Or an animal that finds itself in a situation that is detrimental to the life of the animal like being stuck in a pond, hit by a car or trapped somewhere.

Re-homes is just what it says. Re-home. Many Sanctuaries like to take a re-home and put it on their website that they had to save this animal from abuse such as a private home or someone that had a tiger or other animal in their back yard. Re-homes are just an animal that needs to be moved to a new facility due to laws changing or the owner just can not care for it any longer due to many reasons but the animal is healthy and does not need rescued.

This is very common in today’s world with the laws changing and animals needing a place to live. But don’t be fooled or mislead into believing they need thousands of dollars to re-home an animal. They take them in because they want to not because they have to.