Sara & Najla

Born: both from 2022
They both were rescued from Kuwait and brought directly to The Lions Foundation.

Sara and Najla are still young, born in 2022. They were both rescued by The Lions Foundation from poor living conditions and threat of being put down in Kuwait.

Najla was purchased illegally by a private individual when she was a cub. Sara was kept by desert people in Kuwait. If they couldn’t sell her, they would shoot this young lioness. She was malnourished, her teeth were filed and she was defanged and declawed, leaving her defenseless.

Both cubs were rescued by kind people in Kuwait and taken to Kuwait Zoo, where they were nursed back to health until they were strong enough to move to their safe, large new home at The Lions Foundation.

Here, they can live in peace and quiet in their natural habitat. Since they were just cubs and should still have been with their mother, we decided to let them live together in one enclosure. It will take some time for them to be really comfortable together, but they are already feeling safer with two.


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rehabilitate lions in need from
all over the world to their
natural habitat.


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