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Romany and Gypsy in Holland, 2013

Romany and Gypsy in Holland, 2013

Bella in Malawi 2013

Bella in Malawi 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every month we receive  updates and photos of the lions who were saved/moved from the ongoing misery of the Buhusi Zoo in Romania by our dedicated team and Born Free.   The zoo was small. The number of lions saved, compared to those who are in need in the world, is also small. But to keep telling their stories  encourages others to remember the unnecessary and heartless cruelty that animals (and human beings ) endure. And how powerful it is to bear witness to their  beauty and resilience when they  are released from pain into a healthy life. Every success story is an  act of liberation and importance. It is a  transformation for  the world/   Bella in Malawi  (above right) whose loving nature is appreciated now, plays and walks on grass. The memory of concrete and rusting fences, tragic death of mate and cub, inadequate food and filth, is we hope disappeared.     Jools and Jerry, mother and son, wander in a sanctuary together on green grass overlooking mountains. And, our beloved  disabled lions, Romany and Gypsy, destined for euthanasia,  grow more beautiful in their home in Holland. There presence in the world is a victory.  Their capacities to flourish and thrive in a caring environments is inspiration for us human beings as well. It is good to share the new photos with you.   We want you to l pass them on to others to see what is possible. The wilderness is shrinking. The devaluation of the natural world is frightening.  But, these animals call out for all the others.  Collaboration between human beings and animals  make the world more bearable.    They need  our support. We can not forget them.  Look at them. It is up to us to stop the rampant slaughter of wild animals for greed and blood lust pride.

Please go to our HELP page if you can donate something for the care and food and medical aid for Romany and Gypsy.  Their story is the most poignant since no one wanted to risk taking disabled lions across Europe, until The Sanctuary in Holland took a huge leap and with incredible kindness brought them out of captivity into life.  Lions Roar is still responsible for supporting their care.  We need your help.

 

Jerry and Jules, 2013

Jerry and Jules, 2013

Here is the update news from Shamwari South Africa about Jerry and Jules:

JOOLS AND HER SON JERRY, RESCUED FROM BUHUSI ZOO IN ROMANIA, IN AUGUST 2007

The Two J’s,  tend to keep to themselves and not interact with us.  Jerry was terrified of people in Buhusi zoo and while he is not nervous now, they both keep their distance.  I noted that Jerry was smelling Jools under her tail, but she stopped it very fast and gave her large, powerful son a smack on the nose.  He got the massage loud and clear.  

During feeding Jools will always take food first and Jerry will back off …. I’m just imagining if that was Brutus, he would go ballistic!  Much as Brutus loves his mate, Marina, he would never let her take the meat first, we have to separate them for feeding.  Not so with Jools and Jerry.  Jerry loves his mum and will groom her now and then, and you can see she really enjoys it.

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