16 August 2010

The big cat rescue...............

A few months ago there was two prides of lions in a zoo in Rumania, they were in very poor health, kept on concrete in a very confined space so their paws were so sore they could barley walk. The owners were trying and failing, they put out an appeal. A newly set up wildlife park just a short way from where we live stepped in and offered to try and save them. There started operation lion rescue. Lots of people helped. They had a huge site converted for them and after quarantine they were released in there a few weeks ago. Now very different lions to the one's that arrived. Healthy, happy and so content. Mum and dad went to check them out yesterday. Take a look at a few of them..










Take a look at this....
Look familiar MOL
Dont you just love a happy ending....
Hugs GJ xxx

36 comments:

SuziQCat said...

That's a pawsome story!! Those lions look so much happier now.

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness I heard of this - I remember this - but I've not seen any updates so these pics are BRILLIANT!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing pics - look at the difference. Look at these beautiful lions. Oh wow. That's really a lovely happy ending for them. Well done everyone involved in saving them.

Awww sweet and adorable GJ!! You found your inner wild lion or maybe the wild lion found their inner sweet GJ! :-)

Take care
x

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

What a wonderful story!

The Paw Relations said...

We followed thier story closely in the papers. We're so glad to seem them now healthy and happy!

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh, they are just so very beautiful and yes GJ we can see the resemblance - it is uncanny!
Thanks for sharing the great pics and the story.
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh...GJ! So 'Leonine' and ending to a wonderful story and photo shoot!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Thanks for telling us about them GJ! That is such a great ending to the story!We are glad that they were ablet to be helped!

And yep, you look like you coudl join them in that last picture!

Katnip Lounge said...

GJ, thanks for such a great story! We love happy endings. Um...are you SURE you're not a Miniature Lion?

Brian said...

Wow, they sure look great now!

Eric and Flynn said...

Mum says she remembers reading about the lions. It is wonderful to see how good they look now.You are looking good too.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This one is slightly larger than you GP.

Yvonne.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a wonderful story!! We love the pictures! The lions really look great now and we see quite a resemblence GJ!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Sagira said...

Check out those beautiful lions!

GJ...you are a little lion huh? RAWR!

Jacqueline said...

Great story and photos, thanks for sharing...The lions look so happy and it's just wonderful they were saved and given a better home...Of course, our favorite lion photo is the last one with the gorgeous floofy belly :)...kisses handsome boy...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cat said...

Hi GJ, what a great story I'm so glad the lions are well looked after now. You can really tell from the pics that their life is good :-)

And yes, you look just like them!

♥ Sallie said...

LOL! Too cute!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Pretending to be a lion, JG? :)

So glad to hear the happy ending for these lions.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws up for this great story, Jasper! I look quite a bit like those lions myself. ;-)

The Creek Cats said...

What an absolutely wonderful story!!! We love seeing those big cats so content and happy in their new habitat!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet those khytties would like me too!

Thanks fur sharing this purrrrrfekhtly good story!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a wonderful story. These cats are just beautiful! Mommy thinks that you look just like that lion! Purrfection!!!

GJ THE LION....ROAR!

The Island Cats said...

That's great, GJ! It's so important that our cousins, the big cats, are taken care of!

Au and Target said...

What an uplifting story. I wish all rundown zoos were closed and animals rehabilitated. There's a tonne of them in Asia.

Kari in WeHo said...

I just love the happy ending!

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THE ZOO said...

yoo luk lyk yur realtes ta them thar lions. roar.

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the story!
Yes! Happy endings are the best!
I can see some resemblance there!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

lupie said...

Thanks for sharing this news with us!

We love happy endings ...
And the last two pictures made us smile from our hearts!!

P:S: Our Mom wants to belly rub your tummy, run GJ, run!

Kari said...

Yes dear Ginger Jasper,like you, we love a happy ending.
The lions look wonderful! Muscular,sleek and healthy. And happy! Decidedly happy. England must be like heaven to these poor animals. The very life basics must seem like extraordinary treats: grass, room to roll and no cages. We can only imagine their joy!
And you are our very special little lion. You may not quite be king of jungle but you are the king of our hearts! We love you, dear.

Cezar and Léia said...

Paws up for people there, beautiful work!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank yoo for sharing this happy ending.

We just so wish that these beautiful creatures could be left in their own natural habitat though ~ safe from the egos and selfishness (and cruelty) of man. Then they wouldn't need rescuing. Sometimes mom is ashamed to be human when she sees what man can do.

Huffle Mawson said...

What a great story.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

YAY for the lions!!! That is a great story and they all look SO happy!!! Oh, and we have an award for you today!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't know the lions had arrived here yet - glad to see they are settled and looking content. Was that a victory roll on the carpet GJ?

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a wonderful day brightener! The lions once again look like they rule! And so do you, you petite King of Beasts!

wildflowers said...

this is wonderful ! i can just sense the calm within their eyes and the peace they feel in the breeze.

i love stories like this :)

-Us4 Cats

BenTheRotti said...

awww they are gorgeous! Wish I had known you were going we would have come with you! Sue xxx