Great White Shark and Cute Little Kitten are Best Friends Forever!
The awesome sight you’re seeing here is an orphaned baby kitten who has been adopted by a shark:
“It’s as close to the lion lying down with the lamb as you are likely to see - except the lamb is a little kitten and its partner is a Great White Shark. The unlikely bond between Giggles the Shark and Professor Kendricks the kitten has taken nature biologists by surprise. The six-week-old kitten was orphaned after his mother was killed in a hang-gliding accident. Vets at East Des Moines, Iowa wildlife reserve monitored the young kitten for a week, hoping he would be adopted and suckled by another cat. But that did not happen and staff from an animal hospital were forced to take him in so he did not starve to death.
Here at the Dan Gable Rehabilitation Centre, in Iowa City, he was introduced to the 16 foot 2 ton man-eater, Giggles. The first meeting was not propitious. Filmmaker naturalist Darren M. King, 39, said: ‘All hell broke loose. Giggles made a lunge for the kitten and chased him around her tank.’ Professor Kendricks dashed into the safety of a shelter at the far end of the enclosure and stayed there for the first 12 hours. But Giggle’s gentle curiosity must have reassured the kitten.
Mr King, who is filming the pair for a documentary, said: ‘Giggles was very curious and kept coming up and sticking his snout through the poles, touching Professor Kendricks on his fluffy tummy and having a good sniff. ’The next morning Kendricks was clearly bored and started venturing out into the main enclosure.’ He said: ‘Giggles wouldn’t leave the professor’s side and the two were seen exploring the tank together, with Giggles pectoral fin resting on the Professors back. ’Ever since that moment Giggles and Professor Kendricks have been inseparable.’
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