Lioness on the brink of death finds love after being rescued
Sheila was a young lioness, just 15 months old, when she was rescued by an NGO in Texas, USA
She was weak and about to die
She lived with a man who had her as a source of income
The man charged people to take pictures with her
“For two weeks, I had to stick the food in Sheila's throat, ” says Vicky, one of her caretakers.
The lioness had no appetite because of a disease called toxoplasmosis.
The lioness took a long time to react to the treatment and vomited a lot during the process.
When it finally improved, she was placed next to lion Kahn, a former companion
Kahn had been rescued from the same man 6 months earlier
Only his recovery was much faster
When Sheila and Kahn met again ...
... it was love at first sight
They went on to lead a married life
Leaving behind the mistreatment suffered in the former residence
Sheila and Kahn's readaptation in the same room was quite rapid
After 3 months, they no longer have to be even seconds apart
Despite the romance, Sheila was castrated
It didn't diminish Kahn's love for her
Its former owner, whom the two prefer to forget, has been revoked for wildlife care.
From now on, the two lovebirds, I say, little lions want to enjoy life
Next to each other