"A breed of satin and steel. Pit bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business, all wrapped up in love."

-D. Caroline Coile

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pit Bull Adopts Abandoned White Lion Cub

A white baby lion cub named Jojo was taken away from her mother shortly after she was born in July to have a naval infection treated. When her caretakers at a German zoo tried to reunite baby Jojo with her mother, Nala, she rejected her daughter.

So German zookeeper Jeanette Wurms took Jojo home with her. And to the surprise of Wurms, her male pit bull mix has become a father to the highly endangered white lion cub.

“Lejon looked after her with me from the first day,” Wurms, a lion keeper at the Stukenbrock safari park, told The Local.de. “Licking her clean, and lying next to her when I was giving Jojo her bottle. Since then we have become a very special family.”

Lejon, whose name means lion in Swedish, spends much of each day playing in the garden with Jojo. “I had to take the decision to hand raise the tiny cub, to give it a chance at life,” said Wurms.

And what a life Jojo is enjoying with her new family.

“Lejon is so patient,” said Wurms. “Jojo scrambles all over him, jumps on his head, bites his fur. But he doesn’t mind — he’s a very patient surrogate.”

Article by Diane Herbst
Pictures: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media


  1. The play may change when that cub gets bigger and stronger! Still a heartwarming story.

  2. what a wonderful story and example of a pittbull

  3. It's not the Pit Bull that is the danger . It's the cowardice of modern man that is the true danger .

    Gianfranco Fronzi

  4. pitbulls has a bad name. and it isnt their fault. my husbad and i rescued a pit from the shelter and another one a lady who couldnt keep him because she has one and her landlord wouldn let her keep him. so we took him and they both were abused. it depends how thry are btought up. it is not the dog it is the owner.

  5. Most people who judge this breed have never owned a pitbull for if they would just give this breed a chance they would see what a loving devoted special breed of dog the pitbull really is. The old saying never judge a book by it's cover really applies here. So if you have never owned one of this beautiful special breed do not judge and brand the breed with such damaging label that they do not deserve!