Rescue Animals Are Real Life Timon And Pumbaa

This warthog and mongoose look like they have no worries as they’ve become best friends just like a real-life Timon and Pumbaa. Miss Piggy the warthog and Mongo the mongoose have an uncanny resemblance to the famous friends from the iconic Lion King films. Just like their big screen doubles Miss Piggy and Mongo love to play together and Mongo even rides on his friend’s back, just like in the movies. Fans might notice Mongo is a mongoose and not a meerkat like the character Timon, but both species are closely related. And both Miss Piggy, aged eight, and six-year-old Mongo have found happiness after a rough start in life. Miss Piggy was rescued as a baby after being hit by a car and Mongo is an orphan. But now they have found happiness together at CARACAL – the Centre for Conservation of African Resources: Animals, Communities and Land use – in Chobe, Botswana. Because they have been rescued, they cannot be safely returned to the wild so the pair act as wildlife ambassadors helping to educate local communities.
Location: Kasane, Botswana
  • Date Acquired05-13-2021
  • Date Filmed04-23-2021
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital

Rescue Animals Are Real Life Timon And Pumbaa

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Kind-Hearted Trucker Tows Family To Gas Station And Pays For Gas

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Rescued From Fishing Net

Turtle Stranded In Mud Rescued By Kind Traveler

Warthog Hilariously Wakes Sleeping Lions

Pig Evades Animal Control Sending Officer Face First Into Dirt

Man Rescues Bird Whose Feet Were Frozen To Ground

Man Films Himself Sleeping To See What Cat Is Up To

Colombian Orphan Finally Reunited With Adopted Family

Woman Best Friends With Giant Bull After It Escaped Slaughterhouse

Hero Villagers Jump Into Floods To Rescue Cows From Being Swept Away

Stranded Deer Rescued From Frozen Lake

Deer Adrift In Atlantic Ocean Rescued By Surfers

Dog Rescues Tiny Abandoned Kitten By Bringing It Home

Woman Reunited With Dog Lost For More Than Two Years

Soldier Reunited With Syrian Puppy Adopted After Deployment

Rescue Dog Excited To Receive First Ever Bone

Man Uses Drone To Locate And Rescue Dog Missing For 10 Days

Couple Drive Into Flood To Rescue Trapped Dog And Man

Dog Makes Recovery Thanks To Kind-Hearted Rescuers

Dog Rescued From Mine Reunited With Family After Eleven Days

Heroic Rescuers Sail Out to Save Puppy Caught in Rip Tide

Passerby Saves Man And Dog From River

Girl Adopts Stray Dog She Rescued While On Vacation

Hero Rescues Stranded Yorkshire Terrier From Drowning

Man Rescues Dove Trapped In Tree Using Drone

Man Climbs Into Storm Drain Rescuing Trapped Ducklings

Baby Elephant Rescued From Mud Pit In Zimbabwe

Elephant Versus Car Standoff

Woman Rescues Fawn Trapped In Drain Culvert