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Your morning adorable: Dog adopts lion cub in Hungarian zoo

Zimba, a male lion cub, right, and Bogi, a male Puli dog, are seen at Gyoengyoes zoo

Zimba, a 3-month-old lion cub, is one of the most popular residents at Hungary's Gyoengyoes Zoo, according to the Sun.  Since the cub's arrival (the zoo received him as a gift from a private Italian donor), he's had an unusual companion in the form of Bogi, a 3-year-old male puli.  (We know what you're thinking: Where are Bogi's cords?  While many puli owners -- and owners of a related breed, the komondor -- choose to let their dogs' fur grow naturally into cords, others keep their coats brushed instead. While they look less like a Beck album cover that way, we bet they're easier to dry after a bath!)

Bogi has taken on the role of foster parent for Zimba, who came to the zoo without his mother. Fortunately for Zimba, he has a doting little herding dog to pick up the slack!  See another photo of these two after the jump.

Zimba, a male lion cub, right, and Bogi, a male Puli dog, are seen at Gyoengyoes zoo

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Sandor H. Szabo / Associated Press

 
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I know the San Diego zoo has used dog companions with cheetah cubs. Guess the feline cubs get lonely, and as pack animals, dogs adapt to be their companions.


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