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Rescuers Save Baby Lion Who Had His Legs Broken To Take Pictures With Tourists

This lion cub was poached away from his mother when he was only a few months old. The horrible people that took him away used him as a tourist attraction. They broke his legs and wounded his spine so that he wouldn’t be able to run away or struggle when tourists took pictures with him. Thankfully rescuers discovered this heinous act and brought him straight to the vets to have surgery which was successful. The people that saved the lion, named him Simba.

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Simba was found wounded and scared

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This horrific crime brought on much anger, including the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin who has personally ordered a criminal investigation into the matter.

The poor lion was tied up in a barn and forced to take photos with tourists. It’s reported that he was also tortured and beaten. With injuries to his legs, spine, and many other places he was on the brink of death. However, thanks to good people and amazing doctors, Simba is alive and well today, learning to regain his trust in humans.

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Simba had to relearn a lot of things like walking and playing. He was given many toys and love. With a lot of patience, Simba is becoming a normal baby lion. His cuteness and playfulness will surely warm your heart.

In a heartbeat, they knew they had to help him and save his life

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The person that saved Simba is named Karen Dallakyan, a vet in Russia. Karen helps hundreds of animals escape from awful situations. He helps them get back to health with food, shelter, and, most importantly, the love they deserve. Karen takes care of all kinds of animals like tigers, hedgehogs, snakes, and birds. Please go to his Instagram account and show him some love.

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Thousands of animals experience cruelty all over the world. Many awful people torture them to gain popularity and money. When going to see an animal, always keep their safety and livelihood in mind—animals are not entertainment, but living beings that feel pain just like the rest of us. Please consider donating to institutions that help animals in need and if you see an animal being mistreated, speak up and don’t let them suffer.

Simba started to slowly recover and get better everyday

Here he is one year later. A happy and healthy lion