While the story thankfully ends well for this little lion, who is now living in a sanctuary, one big problem remains. Who procured a lion and then abandoned him?
There is some speculation that the lion had been smuggled in from another country by an illegal breeder or a circus. If that’s the case, this could be a huge clue to finding international traffickers and punishing them. We have to be sure the authorities take this crime seriously so that the wildlife trafficking ends here.