He saved a lion cub from certain death – now watch their reunion 4 years later
As a young child, Valentin Gruener discovered he loved cats.
The German youth began caring for injured animals in his home and dreamed of on e day becoming a veterinarian.
Then when he became older, Valentin, who also loved to travel, decided to combine his two interests.
But he never could have imagined where his interests would lead him…
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Valentin first traveled to Canada, where he worked in an oil field. But because he always had an interest in cats, he soon moved on to a place where he knew there were some really big cats—Africa.
On a farm in Namibia, Valentin met Mikkel Legarth from Denmark. The two men’s mutual love and passion for wildlife—and especially the big cats—formed the foundation of their friendship.
Together, the men decided to start a wilderness project, with a focus on creating a stronger bond and respect between people and nature.
Formed in 2009, the Modisa Wildlife Project now works to conserve wildlife in Botswana.
During the past decades, wildlife in Botswana has declined by over 60 percent due to poaching, a lack of prey, and human exploitation of nature.
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