A hybrid lion cub has undergone an exciting and attractive transformation after being rescued from a zoo that once belonged to one of the controversial stars of the Netflix documentary series. tiger king.
Nala was in dire straits when she was first seen by federal inspectors in June 2020 at a roadside zoo in Oklahoma. tiger king Star Jeff Lowe took over from the currently imprisoned Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Schreibvogel.
In fact, the investigators were so horrified by what they saw that they halted their inspection of the zoo and ordered Lowe to provide her with immediate veterinary care.
A subsequent examination revealed the severity of her condition. Nala was very underweight and had flies devour her ears.
She was also breastfeeding from multiple fractures due to a severe vitamin deficiency while being unable to take more than a step or two without collapsing in pain and exhaustion.
Nala was facing a bleak future, but her fortunes changed for the better in September 2020 after PETA scored an important court victory against Lowe’s former business partner Tim Stark, who also appeared in the documentary series.
It was Stark who illegally transferred Nala to Lowe’s. The court ruling gave Peta the right to save her from her miserable life in the roadside zoo.
Fast forward a little over a year and Nala’s transformation will be a sight to behold.
Once confined to a cage, Nala is now free to explore the vast habitat of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado where, thanks to expert care at the facility, she is positively thriving among the pride of PETA-rescued pets.
Meanwhile, like tiger king 2 It was revealed, thanks to a lawsuit from the US Department of Justice and some help from PETA, that Lowe no longer had large cats in his custody and agreed not to show the animals again.
PETA was instrumental in helping the US Department of Justice (DOJ) seize 69 protected big cats from Lauren and Jeff Lowe’s Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The search and seizure order issued by the Department of Justice was based in part on evidence obtained by PETA – including testimony related to the breeding of big cats in violation of a court order and evidence related to the horrific case of lions rescued by PETA from Lowes in 2020.
“This cub’s miserable condition in Cage Lowe and her remarkable recovery at The Wild Animal Sanctuary perfectly illustrate why roadside zoos need to be closed,” says Brittany Peet, PETA’s deputy general counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement.
“Peta will be watching to make sure that Louie and his ilk do not get their hands on any other wild or exotic animal.”