Wild animals also deserve a normal life. They may live in wildlife parks, sanctuaries, or in the wild. These environments allow them to live with their born nature. But there are some people that keep them, promise to treat them well but literally fail. These bastards abuse the poor animals physically and mentally. Wild animals can sense and they got hurt.
Kahn and Sheila the lion and lioness in this story experienced the same. The only lucky thing is that they can wait until some kind-hearted people come to help them.
But the situation is not all good. Kahn the lion was malnourished and got the end of his tail was chewed off. But they looked all treatable because Kahn is friendly to humans.
Sheila the lioness, on the contrary, was in a severe condition. The majestic animal seemed to give up her hope for life. She was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, an illness that causes a loss of appetite and lethargy.
Kahn and Sheila were rescued from their heartless owners by Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center. That man kept captive the two majestic animals and rent them for photos or parties. But he treated them more than just bad. After the incident, that cruel owner was revoked his license and is no longer allowed to keep exotic animals.
Unfortunately, the lion and lioness were rescued in time. Kahn would recover with time but the lifeless Sheila was almost at no chance of survival.
However, the rescue staff didn’t give up on the poor girl. They hand-fed her for two weeks and took care of her with the best that they could.
“For two weeks Vicky had to hand feed Sheila – rolling up meatballs and pushing them down her throat,” In-Sync’s Angela Culver told Bored Panda.
Sheila used to be a strong girl, she was getting better and better. She made an incredible recovery and let to reunited with her friend, Kahn.
It was love at first sight. Both saw each other again after such a hard journey that opened a new chapter in their life.
Sheila and Kahn were allowed to mate, later got married. They grew into beautiful grown lions and became inseparable. Love can cure all. It can “revise” a lioness that lost any hope of survival.
“As time went by they both healed and grew into beautiful grown lions,” Vicky said. “It took some time to recover, but they both did, ” Vicky Keahey, founder of In-Sync, told The Dodo.
A happy ending for the two majestic animals, right? Love and kindness will make this world a better place. Why don’t you share this story with your family and friends?