When you dream of owning a pet you probably dream of owning a cuddly cat or a mischievous dog; or maybe even an adorable turtle or slithery snake. Even a pony if you’re wealthy enough. But Grandma Bonnie Hart set her sights much higher… 62-year-old ex-truck driver Bonnie, from Texas, has slightly bigger goals when it comes to the animals she takes care of. No creature is too big or small and that is proven by three of the pets in her life; a white tiger and two grizzly bears!
Bonnie was given Tiger Anushka as a gift when she was just a cub but Bonnie didn’t go seeking her bears. Pebbles and Bam Bam also came to Bonnie when they were cubs, but they were brought into her life in a different way; by her dog.
Sat on the porch one morning, she saw her black dog trotting by the pond, followed by what she thought were two other dogs. But when they got closer she got a huge shock as she realised exactly what they were. The two baby grizzly bears have lived with Bonnie since.
While Anushka the lion lives in her own enclosure, the two bears live in the enclosure next door. Bonnie tries to spend as much time as possible with them every day, feeding them and playing with them. She has even introduced her grandchildren to the magnificent creatures.
While some may say that Bonnie’s pets are pretty unconventional, she loves her amazing animals and gives them as much love and affection as possible. Her granddaughter may call it ‘crazy’, but Bonnie wouldn’t change her way of life for anything.
Check out the video below to see Bonnie’s incredible story and witness her glorious animals in action. We love to hear your thoughts so be sure to leave comments in the section below and share Bonnie’s quirky story with your friends. 🐝