When he was first introduced to Amur the Siberian tiger, Timur the Goat had no name, because he was supposed to be lunch—but now they have to call him something, because he's here to stay. Instead of running from Amur and getting eaten, Timur was the one who chased Amur out of his pen. Now Timur sleeps in the tiger's old spot, and the tiger sleeps on the table.


According to the Russian zoo, Timur is named after a children's book character, "It's a fitting name for such a fearless animal." This, however, is bullcrap, because Timur was one of the bloodiest and most successful Mongol conquerors in history. Now that's a fitting name.

Sources: h/t Mashable