At a glance you just see male lion Tarzan, but look closer and there’s Tanya snuggled at his side.  The lions saw each other through thick and thin in a circus in Guatemala – tiny Tanya even fought to defend her beloved Tarzan when he was attacked by a tiger – now they are always at each other’s side in the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa.

Earlier this year, Dr Peter Caldwell was able to give Tarzan a partial lip lift to repair the horrific damage after a tiger tore apart the lion’s face in the circus. It was not possible to fully repair the damage, but, as can be seen in this picture, the surgery made a huge difference for Tarzan.

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