Amur and Timur

Timur (left) and Amur (right)

Amur and Timur (Russian: Амур и Тимур) are respectively a tiger and a goat who have established an unlikely friendship in a safari park in Primorye in the Far East of Russia. Timur was placed in Amur's enclosure as food but, by his confident behaviour, established a rapport with Amur, which did not eat him.[1] There was an incident of mauling when Timur annoyed Amur by poking him with his horns for hours but, after treatment for shock, Timur recovered.[2] The pair were separated after another fight in 2016 and Timur was moved to the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow.[3] Timur died on November 5, 2019, aged 5.[4]


  1. ^ Goat and tiger's unlikely friendship, BBC, 3 January 2016
  2. ^ Trouble in paradise: Amur the tiger mauls 'roomie' Timur the goat, RT, 29 January 2016
  3. ^ Timur the goat and Amur the tiger split up after fight, BBC, 6 July 2016
  4. ^ Smityuk, Yury (November 8, 2019). "Russians Mourn Timur, the Goat Who Befriended a Tiger". The Moscow Times. Retrieved November 10, 2019.

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