RESCUE: LION SECU AND LIONESS ZUKA
When: May 2019
A closed-down zoo in Santiago del Estero in Argentina
To: Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa
The Wildlife Advocates Foundation – Our mission is to improve aninal welfare and to raise awareness. We organise rescue missions and awareness campaigns. For this we raise funds. Our primary focus is on saving wildlife. At the moment wild animals in Argentina need all the help they can get as Argentina is in a dwindling economic situation. Also we focus on giving the rescued animals a peaceful life after they are rescued. [read more]
Together with the rescue of lion Melena, this rescue has been the most urgent one and risky one. A few weeks weeks prior to the rescue, Zuka started eating less and less. Despite all efforts from the municipality vet changing her diet several times she didn’t improve.
As like circus lion Melena, she had developed an anorexic eating mode as a result of severe malnutrition as a cub in the circus. She would not have lasted another week was something we only found out after Zuka arrived safely at Ubuntu.
Zuka is has a long way to go but is improving each day. She is being given special minerals and supplements that increase her appetite.
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