Leo’s dinnertime stroll

When it’s time for feeding and medications at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, Resident Care Manager Johannes begins calling Leo. The grand old lion is usually nowhere to be seen and it can sometimes take a while to rouse the 20 year old lion from his slumber. But eventually, his huge head appears above the grass, he strolls towards Johannes, and they walk the 200m or so together to Leo’s house. These days Leo has his own feeding routine to ensure he eats all of his food (it was identified he was getting distracted and not eating everything). He first gets his meds in small pieces of meat, fed with tongs, then the team continue to feed the entire meal. Yes, our most senior resident is hand fed – he is a king after all!

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