WYNNEWOOD, OK (CBS/KWTV) - In nature, a lion and a wiener dog aren't exactly friends. Yet at the GW Zoological Park they're a prideful pair. This is something you have to see to believe.
In the wild, Bone Digger may consider little Milo lunch, but at the GW Zooligical Park he's his best friend.
The weenie dog actually thinks they're a lion and the lion thinks he's a weenie dog. Bone Digger was raised inside Park Manager John Rinkey's home, where Milo and Maggie also lived. They became fast friends.
Park manager John Rinkey says, "So they just got to laying together, playing together and sleeping together and eating together."
So when Bone Digger grew bigger and moved outside into a cage, Milo, Maggie and a few of their friends moved in too.
Rinkey says, "You'll see him running around the house and weenie dogs will be chasing him. So he actually runs from the weenie dogs. The next moment you might see him chasing them so they do awesome together."
Bone Digger and his family have been living together for about four years and are now attracting international attention.
The video of Milo cleaning Bone Digger's teeth has made most major networks. And next week a crew from Canada is coming down to cover the unlikely friends.
It's superstardom the King of the Jungle seems ready for now that he has his posse. Rinkey says, "He does not want anyone harming his weenie dogs. He's very protective of them."
The Crew from the GW Zoological park is preparing to leave this week for a huge rescue of animals up North.
They are bringing 30 animals back to the park and are asking for donations to help with the rescue.