This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Russia: Meet Masha, the grown up lioness who herds sheep!01:46

Russia: Meet Masha, the grown up lioness who herds sheep!

Russian Federation, Khivsky District of Dagestan
June 29, 2016 at 19:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Masha the lioness, who made friends with a flock of lambs when she was just six months old, has grown into a fully-fledged lioness, as shown by footage shot in the Khivsky District of Dagestan on Wednesday.

Masha grew up in a paddock with the flock, playing with lambs and keeping them active. She now plays the role of a watchdog and helps shepherds when the sheep are out in pasture, keeping them safe together.

Farm owner Bayrambek Rahimov was presented with the lion cub by a Russian zoo. He said that in case its more aggressive instincts take over, he would set up a real zoo on the farm where he would keep the lioness in isolation.

Russia: Meet Masha, the grown up lioness who herds sheep!01:46
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Masha the lioness, who made friends with a flock of lambs when she was just six months old, has grown into a fully-fledged lioness, as shown by footage shot in the Khivsky District of Dagestan on Wednesday.

Masha grew up in a paddock with the flock, playing with lambs and keeping them active. She now plays the role of a watchdog and helps shepherds when the sheep are out in pasture, keeping them safe together.

Farm owner Bayrambek Rahimov was presented with the lion cub by a Russian zoo. He said that in case its more aggressive instincts take over, he would set up a real zoo on the farm where he would keep the lioness in isolation.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
03:39
The future is here! First ever Russian drone taxi presented in MoscowThe future is here! First ever Russian drone taxi presented in Moscow
January 26, 2021 at 17:09 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:37
USA: Biden holds first phone call with Putin - WH press sec PsakiUSA: Biden holds first phone call with Putin - WH press sec Psaki
January 26, 2021 at 22:04 GMT +00:00
02:30
India: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protestIndia: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protest
January 26, 2021 at 21:26 GMT +00:00
02:05
France: Police and student protesters scuffle during attempted high school blockade in ParisFrance: Police and student protesters scuffle during attempted high school blockade in Paris
January 27, 2021 at 00:49 GMT +00:00
02:12
Russia: Moscow, Tehran interested in complete restoration of JCPOA - Lavrov Russia: Moscow, Tehran interested in complete restoration of JCPOA - Lavrov
January 26, 2021 at 11:11 GMT +00:00
02:13
Tunisia: Protesters call for govt to resign in TunisTunisia: Protesters call for govt to resign in Tunis
January 26, 2021 at 17:12 GMT +00:00
02:30
Netherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riotsNetherlands: Businesses boarded up in Rotterdam amid fears of new wave of anti-lockdown riots
January 27, 2021 at 05:14 GMT +00:00
02:47
Netherlands: Protesters clash with police in Rotterdam in another night of riots over curfewNetherlands: Protesters clash with police in Rotterdam in another night of riots over curfew
January 26, 2021 at 04:11 GMT +00:00
03:34
Lebanon: Tear gas flies in Tripoli during anti-government protest over COVID lockdownLebanon: Tear gas flies in Tripoli during anti-government protest over COVID lockdown
January 26, 2021 at 02:28 GMT +00:00
03:47
Russia: Tehran ready to start joint production of Sputnik V - Iranian FM ZarifRussia: Tehran ready to start joint production of Sputnik V - Iranian FM Zarif
January 26, 2021 at 15:29 GMT +00:00
03:35
Germany: Farmers bring tractors to agriculture policy protest in BerlinGermany: Farmers bring tractors to agriculture policy protest in Berlin
January 26, 2021 at 20:37 GMT +00:00
01:45
Netherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riotsNetherlands: Police deployed in force in Rotterdam streets to prevent anti-curfew riots
January 26, 2021 at 23:10 GMT +00:00
03:35
Lebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdownLebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdown
January 27, 2021 at 03:43 GMT +00:00
04:09
Russia: Remains of 20,000-year-old woolly rhino presented in YakutiaRussia: Remains of 20,000-year-old woolly rhino presented in Yakutia
January 26, 2021 at 14:26 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:56
Russia: Moscow COVID patients practice ancient Chinese Tai Chi exercises to speed up recovery Russia: Moscow COVID patients practice ancient Chinese Tai Chi exercises to speed up recovery
January 26, 2021 at 18:45 GMT +00:00
02:37
France: Students join teachers and school nurses at education strike march in ParisFrance: Students join teachers and school nurses at education strike march in Paris
January 26, 2021 at 19:54 GMT +00:00
02:27
Russia: Navalny protest continues into the night as commission says 600 detained at Moscow rally Russia: Navalny protest continues into the night as commission says 600 detained at Moscow rally
January 23, 2021 at 20:05 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:30
USA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equityUSA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equity
January 26, 2021 at 20:50 GMT +00:00
03:05
Netherlands: Rotterdam wakes up to broken glass and boarded up windows after 3rd night of anti-curfew unrestNetherlands: Rotterdam wakes up to broken glass and boarded up windows after 3rd night of anti-curfew unrest
January 26, 2021 at 14:31 GMT +00:00
02:33
India: At least one dead at tractor rally in New DelhiIndia: At least one dead at tractor rally in New Delhi
January 26, 2021 at 14:32 GMT +00:00
02:21
France: Clashes break out between left and right-wing groups at Paris student demoFrance: Clashes break out between left and right-wing groups at Paris student demo
January 26, 2021 at 18:00 GMT +00:00
01:41
Israel: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictionsIsrael: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictions
January 27, 2021 at 01:11 GMT +00:00
01:52
USA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flightsUSA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flights
January 27, 2021 at 06:59 GMT +00:00
04:18
Peru: Remains of children believed to be of Incan nobles found after 500 yearsPeru: Remains of children believed to be of Incan nobles found after 500 years
January 26, 2021 at 11:19 GMT +00:00
View all videos