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Tiger and Goat unlikely friendship to become plot for cartoon filmed by children

December 28, 2015, 20:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW

"This story is a symbol of the goat’s courage and pure and moving friendship," the Far Eastern safari park's director says

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MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Children, participating in the third Nation-wide Environment Festival "Pristine Russia", will film a cartoon about the unusual friendship of a tiger and a goat living together in the Far Eastern safari park, the organization’s press service said on Monday.

Earlier, director of the safari park Dmitry Mezentsev made a request to the Russian Culture Ministry proposing to create an animated film about Amur the tiger and Timur the goat.

"This story is a symbol of the goat’s courage and pure and moving friendship," he said in a letter to the Russian Culture Ministry, adding that Amur the tiger and Timur the goat could teach people how they should treat each other with care.

"Children taking part in the festival will film the cartoon about the unusual friendship between Amur the tiger and Timur the goat," the press service said.

According to the statement, children will be claying animated goat Timur and tiger Amur under the guidance of Dmitry Mezentsev and Russian animated film directors. Then the film about unlike friends will appear on the screen.

The third Nation-wide Environment Festival "Pristine Russia" will open in Moscow on January 22 and will last till February 25. Visitors will be able to watch goat Timur and Tiger Amur in real-time mode through web cameras.

Other countries residents will be able to get acquainted with the exposition after its closing in Moscow. The festival gathered more than two million guests from 70 countries for the two years.

The three-year-old tiger and the goat supposed to be his lunch have lived alongside for a month. The animals spend hours together, walking about the vast enclosure side by side. The safari park is publishing daily online reports about their friendship for thousands of Amur and Timur fans in Russia and abroad.

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