This Donkey Was Supposed to Be a Live Meal for a Wolf, But Became His Best Friend Instead

 Talk about a modern-day fable! In 2007, in the village of Patok, Albania, a wolf had been captured from the mountains and was being held in a cage.

A villager put a donkey in the cage with the wolf, intending that the donkey should become a live meal… but that didn’t happen.

Instead, the wolf and the donkey became close companions, refusing to harm each other and cohabitating peacefully in the cage. After a flurry of media attention (including a successful petition from Care2), the Albanian government intervened, and the wolf was returned to the wild.

The donkey was allowed to live out its life in a comfortable open pasture—and the wolf still passes by sometimes to see him!

This is an older story, but it still touches us. We hope it brightens your day, too!

Responses to "Wolf and Donkey: a Lifesaving Friendship "

  1. Unknown says:

    great story,the wolf was smarter than the humans and got his freedom.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Appalling conditions. Typical of any situation created by man to make money. Should have been horse whipped and then pissed on. My rant for this.

  3. Tulip says:

    what a beautiful story. i love all animals, including humans. it's the 'human' in me that can relate to this, and who's heart is warmed. This is so pertinent in this day and age. Animals (other animals, that is) can teach us so much. Ah yes, and tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day, ...

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like the wolf and the donkey have more sense in their heads than the humans!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like the wolf and donkey had more sense in their heads than the humans!

  6. Anonymous says:

    That pen looked pretty filthy to me! I'm glad they were set free!

  7. Unknown says:

    Both these poor animals have been used and abused by the ignorant uneducated cretins. The wolf looks absolutely terrified and the donkey is protecting him. Neither had anything to lose.

  8. Anonymous says:

    in all reality, humans destroy anything and EVERYTHING they do not understand and we pride ourselves in being compassionate!!! shame on us!!!

  9. Unknown says:

    No thanks to the so called human who caused this sad situation but many heartfelt thanks to the Earth angels who stepped in and saved them ..Thankyou..

  10. assissi3 says:

    Both wolf and donkey seem such beautiful souls.

  11. assissi3 says:

    So beautiful - thanks for reposting.

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