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Gazette Premium Content Abandoned lioness bonds with men who saved her life

News services Updated: November 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Difficult to believe the trust between a 110-pound lioness and two European men who rescued her in the African bush.

As a cub, Sirga was driven out of her pride and rescued by Valentin Gruener and Mikkel Legarth who could not stand by and watch her die.

The lioness has developed a very strong bond with the pair who are fighting to save her species in Botswana, southern Africa.

Read more and see more photos here.

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