Two lions and tigers from Ukraine are safe at a big cat rescue center in the Netherlands after a stressful journey. During the Russian occupation of Ukrainian cities, rescuers risk their lives to save animals such as lions and tigers.
UAnimals, an animal welfare organization in Ukraine, is providing pet food and financial assistance as well as helping evacuate animals. And two tigers, six foxes, three raccoons, six cats, two dogs and two male lions safely arrived at the Poznan Zoo.
Stichting Leeuw in the Netherlands received the heavily traumatized lions and tigers and kept them in quarantine. Founder Robert Kruijff pledged: We will give them all the love and care they deserve, as well as good food and medicine, and our veterinarian will check them. However, it will take some time for them to recover.
The male lions are settling in, and one has even started to eat. The 6-month-old male tiger is slowly getting used to his new surroundings, while the 5-year-old tigress is in the worst condition. The most important thing is that they now first recover from this intense experience and journey.
I am grateful to all those who put their lives on the line to save these innocent animals. We are glad these animals are safe, but it is sad that they had to endure such an ordeal!