He was taken from his mother when he was just a few weeks old and forced to work and pose for photos with tourists. The cub was “tortured and beaten” by handlers, according to reports. Simba was then dumped in a freezing barn by handlers and was finally rescued.
Yulia Ageeva, who helped rescue him, said, “He was practically not fed, and for some reason in the frost water was constantly poured over him. This was a real hell.” He was then treated by a vet.
Karen Dallakayan, the vet that treated him, said Simba had suffered “an ocean of pain from humans.” “Evil photographers break bones like this so that wild predators cannot escape and behave calmly for pictures (with tourists).” Dallakayan also said that Simba suffered from intestinal obstructions, muscle atrophy and pressure sores.
See photos of the team that helped Simba, below:
And videos of Simba:
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