COMM: This unlikely trio of friends are all residents of Seaview Predator Park in South Africa, where keeper Or Lazmi is raising 2 cubs with the help of her bulldog, Hugo. Or: The reason why we interact with them to such a degree is because these animals will be staying here with us for the rest of their lives, so by them being accustomed to us in such a level it will make it easier for us to handle them when they’re bigger.COMM: Or, who has hand-raised dozens of big cats, says the unusual friendship came about naturally. Hugo already lived with her and simply joined in with raising the cubs. The trio spend their days and nights together, a situation that has allowed the animals, who wouldn’t normally interact, to become firm friends. Or: Hugo and Ice are good friends. When she was about 5, 6 weeks old, she was able to hold her ground with him and we started letting them interact on a regular basis. Igor is a bit of an odd baby – he does his own thing, but they also play together from time to time. COMM: The animals have formed an incredible bond and love nothing more than to play fight, but it’s bulldog hugo who’s the leader of the pack – for now. Or: Ice and Igor’s relationship with Hugo will depend on how these guys react to him when he’s older. At this point, he can still bully them around, but in about a months time, they’re definitely gonna be bigger than him and we’ll have to see how much of a bully they turn out to be.COMM: But the fun-loving trio’s adventures have a serious side. Although the cubs are cute and cuddly now, they’ll grow to be 40 stone predators, and their ability to interact successfully with Or and Hugo at this stage of their life will help them socialise once they move permanently to the reserve. Or: Ice and Igor are the first tigers actually staying here with me until such an old age and that’s only possible because they have such a good relationship with Hugo. .