This was the beginning of their second chance with Kevin Richardson. Their lives changed here. These are the two cubs today after many months of care and love from their carer, Jade.
We would like to share the cubs story with you. Jade reports below.
As you know George had his cataract surgery a few weeks ago. We have been putting medicated eye drops in for him 4-6 times a day, which he handles like a real trooper.
His new found sight has given him the confidence to come out of his shell a little more. He has become a real live wire, always busy, and into everything all the time George and Yame are still both enjoying their walks out in the park, and have even set their sights on some prey species such as giraffe & impala. A little ambitious perhaps, but its good to dream big!
Yame is still as sweet as ever, helping his brother to navigate the world and giving him a little moral support when he's feeling scared of things he can now see.
Yame is getting nice and big now and is the same height as me when he's up on his back legs.
They have also been going down to the sanctuary to spend some time with the big lions. At first they were a little scared when they realised they were not the biggest boys in the neighbourhood, but they seem to settle in quicker each time.
I have attached a few photos from one of our volunteers which I'm sure you will enjoy. Regards, Jade