Tanya nuzzles Tarzan

Doting lions Tarzan and Tanya at home at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary this morning, showing one of their displays of affection which have melted hearts around the world. They returned to the sanctuary yesterday after dental surgery and a partial lip lift for Tarzan, to repair damage from before they were rescued from a circus in Guatemala. Tarzan was attacked in the circus by a tiger, which tore his lip from his face – it healed hanging from his chin. Tanya fought to defend her Tarzan and has torn ears and is covered with scars. Another amazing thing about this incredibly close relationship is that Tarzan is huge (the vet weighed him at 189.8kg/418lbs) whereas Tanya is tiny (98.4kg/217lbs). She is almost half his size!

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