Cesar recovers rapidly at LIONSROCK
Lion Cesar is one of the three new arrivals from the let-down zoo in Tecuci / Romania. In his first four weeks at LIONSROCK he has made a speedy and almost miraculous recovery from his previous ailing. Whether Cesar would be fit for the long journey to South Africa had been in question prior to the departure. The way the 16-year-old lion has responded to the care given to him by the FOUR PAWS staff is a splendid example of the healing effect a natural habitat can have on a wild animal.
When the attention of FOUR PAWS was brought to the alarming situation the lions of Tecuci were in, his health had deteriorated to a critical condition. Much effort was spent to get Cesar stable enough to survive the trip to LIONSROCK with no risks involved. At the time, Cesar was considerably underweight for a lion his age and his fur showed signs of malnutrition, with large patches documenting years of frustration. Nonetheless, right before the scheduled departure, green light was given for Cesar to leap into his new life - with all hopes relying on a speedy recovery once he got to the FOUR PAWS sanctuary.
The transfer to South Africa went indeed without problems. Still there was much relief when Cesar exited his crate and was able to spend the first days resting in the sun and eating with unprecedented appetite. After the first month, his fur had grown big to being dense and shiny. Cesar has visibly gained much weight and is exploring his new home with much curiosity. The fact that his condition has improved so dramatically in such short time is a success story for LIONSROCK - and entirely owed to the good work done at the FOUR PAWS sanctuary, and the donors who made Cesar's return to a lion's life possible.