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The Legless Animal Man

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by

Double amputee John Reinke discovered an amazing ability to cuddle big cats, after a bungee jump accident caused him to lose both legs. Dad-of-two John, 43, has a special bond with Bonedigger, a seven-foot male lion, who also suffers from a disability due to brittle bones. John, who works at the G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, bottle-fed Bonedigger, now 18 months old, from birth, and the pair are the closest of pals. Bonedigger was hand-reared with a tiger named Tony, and the pair of big cats now have a joint enclosure next to the house shared by John, the owner and other keepers. The victim of a massive bungee jumping accident in April 1994, ex-turbine engineer John fell through a faulty trap door from 55 feet up, crushing both his legs.

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