This man bought this lion as a cub, and when it got too big he let it go into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa. When the guy went to see it, the lion walked up to him and gave him a big hug.
In actress Tippi Hedren ("The Birds"), established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions.
One twin was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought to put them in the same incubator. The stronger baby wrapped her arm around her sister, and her touch allowed the struggling baby's heart to stabilize and her temperature to return to normal.