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Wolf and Donkey Form a Lifesaving Friendship (Photos)

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By Healthy Living Editors, Care2.com

Talk about a modern-day fable! In 2007, in the village of Patok, Albania, a wolf had been captured from the mountains and was being held in a cage. A villager put a donkey in the cage with the wolf, intending that the donkey should become a live meal… but that didn’t happen.

Instead, the wolf and the donkey became close companions, refusing to harm each other and cohabitating peacefully in the cage. After a flurry of media attention (including a successful petition from Care2), the Albanian government intervened, and the wolf was returned to the wild. The donkey was allowed to live out its life in a comfortable open pasture—and the wolf still passes by sometimes to see him!

This is an older story, but it still touches us. We hope it brightens your day, too!

Photo Credit: Arben Celi, via Write & Ride

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  • secretdraft

    Compassion wins! That makes my day.

  • Jaya Bhumitra

    Beautiful story of companionship!

  • Kelly

    Such a wonderful story!

  • kxqmate

    I think the wolf was a wuss

    • vetiarvind

      Naa. Humans with guns on the other hand…

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