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This Man Rescued A Lioness And Now He's Teaching Her To Hunt

Caution: post contains pictures of unbearably cute lion hugs.

Sirga the Lionness was abandoned by her pride when she was a sick cub, but she was rescued by a young German man named Val Gruener.

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The pair went viral last year after a video was uploaded to YouTube showing Sirga greeting Val with a loving hug.

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Now the two are the stars of a new documentary series which follows Val teaching Sirga how to hunt.

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Val founded the Modisa Wildlife Sanctuary, where he nursed Sirga back to health.

She now weighs more than 140 kg (308 lbs), but the pair are still inseparable.

So he's raised her from this...

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... to this!

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The documentary will be released in six parts later this year.

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