Kevin Richardson reports on Yame and George
The end of year is a very busy time and very demanding as everyone tries to fit everything in before end of first week of December, so please bear with me if I haven't communicated as often as I would've liked.
George and Yame are doing extremely well. They have settled in and are growing day on day. They have been on a few walks in the greater farm and have travelled up and down in the lion vehicle. Slowly but surely they are becoming more and more confident and the true characters are starting to show which is wonderful.
Yame is looking almost as if there was nothing ever wrong with him. His eyes seem good, body weight is good and bone formation on track. He has a healthy appetite and is always keen on a game of stalk.
George is doing great but has a way to go. His eyes have improved and are looking clearer but his vision is still severely compromised. His bone formation and rehabilitation is on track and one has to just be careful of over exercising him.
They are both due for bloods in 3 weeks time. (6 weeks after arrival). George's dose of Metacam has been increased due to his weight.
We have gotten Taurine from our vet as well as strath. We are struggling with the correct eye drops and will need consequine and vitoftal soon. Our vets don't seem to know what these are so getting these is a help.
All in all they're both such a treat to have at the sanctuary and one can see their happy little spirits.
For all those who have donated to relocate the cubs to SA and who are interested in the cubs' progress, CACH will be posting a monthly newsletter and blog about the cubs' activities at the sanctuary. We hope to get pictures of them each month as they grow and this way you can follow their first year.
Here is an interesting point of view.
One of the volunteers, Alexander Anghelou, who was at Kevin's sanctuary when the cubs arrived has written an interesting piece on the psychology of hunting.
" Boasting about killing an animal isn’t a sign of strength; it’s a sign of insecurity. "
"I believe that the power and thrill the hunter feels by killing a lion, which is a symbol of power, is due to the fact that they feel reassured by fooling themselves that they have more power than they actually have and therefore temporarily feel more secure."
See his full article here .........
Cub Petting - Lion Parks in SA exposed for what they are.
Watch 60 Minutes on Sunday, 30th Nov, on CBS news in USA to see the dramatic exposure of Lion Parks in South Africa that pose as sanctuaries.
Watch the promo video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/from-pets-to-prey/
Little George takes the lead here, on the cubs first walk in the African bush veld
Yame out in front.
First Walk to Freedom
11/24/2014 07:13:29 pm
Thank you Kevin, that all sounds fantastic - great to see the Two Amigos thriving!
11/25/2014 06:33:45 pm
I have come in at the tail end of this remarkable rescue story and bright blessings to all those involved in this. It is heartwarming to see these fellow creatures in the natural surroundings. My thanks.
11/24/2014 09:27:14 pm
Thank you for the update. So lovely to see them enjoy the natural scents and sounds etc of the African bush of which they were denied before. So happy for them. 😊
11/25/2014 05:34:44 am
Wonderful news Kevin, thank you for the update!
11/25/2014 07:01:32 pm
Hi I wanted to let you know I was able to find vitoftal at a few online suppliers and would be happy to help get some to you...
11/26/2014 11:29:13 am
BTW I was able to find consequine on 1800petmeds in the US
11/26/2014 03:04:04 pm
11/26/2014 03:07:39 pm
Kevin replied saying: Great! Can you get some and send it to him.
11/26/2014 03:15:13 pm
11/26/2014 06:19:12 pm
Awesome news on the two little big guys!
11/26/2014 06:40:31 pm
Hi Becca, Marc,
Barbara and Alexander Wayman
11/25/2014 09:25:32 pm
Barbara and Alexander Wayman
11/25/2014 09:38:53 pm
P.S. Something has just occurred to me, Kevin, when I was thinking about the eye drops you are trying to source and for George still having a way to go until he catches up. - A month ago I was introduced to Cellfood, a nutritional supplement which takes vital oxygen to the cell together with amino acids, enzymes and minerals needed for optimum cellular function. It was patented by the 'inventor', a colleague of Albert Einstein, in 1956. There's lots of very scientific research as part of the insert slips, as well as microbiological studies etc etc. All to be found on the web site of www.cellfood.co.za. - Why am I mentioning this ? Because there is also a Cellfood PET available which might just give George the boost he needs to gain full strength and health. They are in your neck of the woods: in Muldersdrift under Oxygen for Life. ~ I am no lioness, except in heart ;), but I have been on these drops and the tangible results are nothing short of amazing :-) - Anyway just thought I'd mention this
11/26/2014 01:50:33 am
Thank you so much for the update on these two little balls of fur. I am very hopeful they will grow into healthy lions after this is all said and done.
11/26/2014 01:59:30 am
Thank you. I so admire you for your good works and dedication. I totally agree with Alexander-killing these magnificent creatures, and any animal for greed or profit is sick! These murderers are insecure,spoiled, and like all other "bullies" feel the need to destroy to make themselves more adequate-they are disgusting.
11/26/2014 10:03:26 pm
What a delight to see the progress of these guys. I don't know if it would be of any help, but there is an eye drop which contains L-carnosine. Supposedly this has helped people with cataracts. I don't know if it could help George, but if you have the time and inclination, you could look into it.
11/27/2014 07:12:45 am
A beautiful life ahead for them, and that's good, thanks to the dedicated men and women. All is not lost
12/1/2014 03:15:24 pm
Best news ever. So glad the little tykes are settling in and getting all the love they deserve. Keep up the good work.
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