Bolivian Lion Update from The Wild Animal Sanctuary
; published on July 27, 2011 at 11:27 am
Katie Vandegrift from The Wild Animal Sanctuary keeps The Global Herald readers updated on the lions who were airlifted from a rescue operation in Bolivia, all the way to the United States.
All of the lions from Bolivia are doing wonderfully in their large acreage habitats at The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS). The Lion’s muscle tone and coordination has improved immensely since they arrived and will continue to develop as they roam freely on wild open spaces for many years to come.
One Lion in particular named Campeon has made leaps and bounds in his progress despite his dwarf-sized body and having severely twisted front legs. The full details of his upbringing are not known to us, but Campeon appears to be content and well adjusted.
Since his entire family used to live in a cramped 6 foot by 12 foot circus trailer in Bolivia, and was extremely malnourished, Campeon never had the proper room or nutrition to properly develop. Now at TWAS, Campeon lives with his family of seven that includes his mom, dad and five sisters in one of the Sanctuary’s 20 acre habitats. The entire family is closely bonded and everyone is dedicated to protecting and caring for Campeon.
Even though his family was only released into their habitat a couple of months ago, Campeon is doing extremely well and is making great strides in his rehabilitation process. He has already learned how to keep up quite well with his rambunctious sisters as they scour their large acreage habitat on a daily basis. He even participates in his sister’s pouncing games in the tall grass and is able to hold his own ground.
Campeon will continue to get healthier and stronger and will live a very prosperous life at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.