Emaciated lion is so weak it cannot even stand

Emaciated lion is so weak it cannot even stand after being moved to a Colombian zoo from an animal refuge following a life of abuse as a circus animal

Jupiter  the lion was living in the Villa Lorena animal shelter in Cali, ColombiaIt was rescued from a life of abuse from a circus where it had its claws cut off  But it was transferred to the Los Caimanes zoo where it lost half its body weight 

An emaciated lion that was saved from abuse in a circus is now so weak it can no longer stand after losing more than half its body weight in a zoo. 

Jupiter had been living in an animal shelter in Cali, Colombia, after being saved from a life of circus exploitation where it had its claws cut off.

But the healthy lion was transferred to the Los Caimanes zoo in the city of Monteria last year – where it rapidly dropped to just 14st and is so thin its ribs are poking through skin. 

An emaciated lion that was saved from abuse in a circus is now so weak it can no longer stand after losing more than half its body weight in a zoo

Jupiter had been living in an animal shelter in Cali, Colombia after being saved from a life of circus exploitation where it had its claws cut off

Jupiter had been living in an animal shelter in Cali, Colombia after being saved from a life of circus exploitation where it had its claws cut off

Reports state that the lion which weighed around 47st when it was transferred has now lost more than 31st. 

Jupiter’s former carer at the shelter, Ana Julia Torres, said he now has kidney and live damage and is so thin she ‘could not recognise him’.

‘He weighs 90 kilogrammes (14st), he cannot stand up or move, he is thin, and he has his kidneys and his liver damaged, I could not recognise him,’ she said.



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