Sanctuary sweethearts Tarzan and Tanya, the lions ADI rescued from a circus in Guatemala, have won everyone’s hearts by their devotion to each other, but now they need dental work. Tooth damage is one of the most common problems we face when rescuing lions and tigers from circuses. When we took Tarzan from the circus in 2018, he was in pain, and both he and Tanya needed immediate attention in our Temporary Rescue Unit field hospital. Dental surgery transformed Tarzan.
At the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa we are therefore always on the alert for any problems with eating, in case it is problems with their teeth. Dr Peter Caldwell examined them both and they have been taken to his hospital to for dental work.
Obviously, if Tanya or Tarzan must go to hospital, they must go together! We will report back when they have seen the dentist, but for now, they are right next to each other and enjoying all the attention.