Results for - Update: Friends No More!

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In December 2015, I brought to your attention (through a survey) of the odd friendship between a goat and a tiger. The friendship began when Timur, a goat, was placed in the tiger's habitat as part of its twice weekly live animal feedings. The goat surprised onlookers by not only refusing to be eaten, but actually kicking the the tiger out of its bedding area. Are you familiar with this friendship?

1. In December 2015, I brought to your attention (through a survey) of the odd friendship between a goat and a tiger. The friendship began when Timur, a goat, was placed in the tiger's habitat as part of its twice weekly live animal feedings. The goat surprised onlookers by not only refusing to be eaten, but actually kicking the the tiger out of its bedding area. Are you familiar with this friendship?

Yes
37%
636 votes
No
49%
846 votes
Undecided
5%
81 votes
Not Applicable
9%
150 votes
The animals appeared to develop a

2. The animals appeared to develop a "friendship" — living in peace with one another and even being observed playing with a soccer ball together. Timur began to suffer from obesity due to the beneficial relationship. An unlikely animal friendship that inspired the world has come to an end. The long companionship between a Siberian tiger named Amur and a goat named Timur dissolved in a fight Jan. 29. Did you see this coming?

Yes
33%
562 votes
No
36%
616 votes
Undecided
14%
245 votes
Not Applicable
17%
290 votes

3. Unfortunately, the relationship came to an end when Amur lashed out at the goat after what officials refer to as "weeks" of bullying. Apparently, Timur had been jumping on the tiger, poking it with its horns and attempting to push it. According to The Siberian Times the large cat grabbed the goat by the scruff of its neck and shook it "like a kitten." Officials quickly entered the habitat, distracting the tiger in order to remove Timur and give him emergency veterinary treatment. Hopes are that Amur and Timur can forgive each other and be reunited in the future. Do you think it's wise to put them back together again?

Yes
7%
122 votes
No
65%
1,110 votes
Undecided
16%
273 votes
Not Applicable
12%
208 votes
01/31/2016 Living 1713 42 By: sarahzahm

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