Animal-human love

As the video’s title says, this is supposed to depict wild animals showing love to human beings. Well, that seems to be largely the case (I love the lions and foxes), though many of these animals aren’t really wild but have been around humans most of their lives. I’m also not sure about the love of the gator at 2:30, nor of the owls, which seem to be in Bird Jail.

h/t: Ivan


  1. Arno Matthias
    Posted October 18, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps gators show their love by not eating you.

  2. Cindy
    Posted October 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    The croc’s name is Pocho

    Pocho (around 1950-1960 in Reventazón River, Costa Rica – October 12, 2011 in Siquirres, Costa Rica) was an American crocodile who became world famous for his relationship with Gilberto “Chito” Shedden, a local area fisherman. Shedden had found Pocho dying on the banks of the Reventazón River, and took the crocodile in, nursing him back to health. The crocodile refused to return to the wild and chose to stay with Chito instead. The pair became famous after they began performing together.

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Really interesting. I think the young gorilla bit was part of a longer documentary. The human had left the gorilla in the wild for some years, and came back later. When the two primates met again it was quite a happy reunion.

  4. Posted October 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    The owls weren’t “dancing.” An owl expert stated…

    All owls display some sort of defensive, aggressive posturing when confronted. Barn owls sway from side to side. Sometimes they bow and swing only their heads and other times, their whole body. The next level is hissing and clapping their beaks together in quick succession.

    • somer
      Posted October 19, 2016 at 6:44 am | Permalink

      Dang!! If only they were just dancing.

  5. SA Gould
    Posted October 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Probably better than showing Charla Nash, who had her face, eyes and hands ripped off by a friend’s “tame” chimp. Woman treated chimp just like another human, including an array of drugs and sleeping with him. (Note: there is a pix of Nash in 2011 looking remarkably good, all things considered.)

    • Jeff J
      Posted October 19, 2016 at 7:23 am | Permalink

      Also St. James Davis. Gruesome doesn’t begin to describe the reports.

  6. Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I hope that video doesn’t mislead anyone into putting themselves in a dangerous situation.

  7. SnowyOwl
    Posted October 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a nice song about a polar bear, with a different take on captivity…

  8. Posted October 19, 2016 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Inspiring stuff!

  9. Lauren
    Posted October 19, 2016 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Touching any of the lions or the alligator would be thrilling. I’d want to make sure they were all very well fed beforehand!

  10. Wayne Tyson
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    The video is private; can’t watch it.

  11. Wayne Tyson
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    On the farm, I used to call it “the barnyard truce.” The animals (except for Homo sapiens’ slaying of his “inferior” creatures) would not molest each other. But let a strange animal show up, and it would be immediately murdered.

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