An injured lion is one who is at risk of infection, attack by the others in the group and may also become more agressive to handlers. This was the case for one poor lioness in one of the local zoos. During a routine inspection of the zoos, the team reported back that there was a lioness with a very bad cut to her front leg.
It was reported that a vet had not been brought in to tend to her wounds but rather her handler had haphazardly tried to stitch up her, not once but three times and each time with no success.
We quickly got into action and negotiated and managed to get her over to New Hope for the treatment she was in need of.
In order to ensure that she would be safe in the enclosure, we had to do some very quick reinforcements to the enclosure which once housed Hope...