All wild animals should be allowed to wander freely in the wild rather than being kept in small confines. However, we are a long way from this scenario, since numerous creatures are forced to live in dreadful conditions distant from their native habitats.
Fortunately, thanks to some kind animal enthusiasts, many of these creatures are being rescued just in time. Vicky Keahey, the founder of the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, is one of these generous people. Lambert, a gorgeous regal lion, is one of the many creatures Vicky and her dedicated staff have saved over the years.
Lambert was in bad shape when he was discovered by his rescuers in 2021. The poor tiny soul was more like a feeble puppy than a robust lion, as he should have been, due to malnutrition. The lion cub was obtained illegally by a callous guy who kept him as a pet until deciding he no longer wanted the wild beast.
“The previous owners unlawfully got him as a pet for their young children,” Angela Culver, media director at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue, told Bored Panda. “After a short period of time, the family decided they couldn’t keep him, so we were approached and asked if we could take him, which we gladly accepted.”
Lambert was bewildered and afraid when he arrived at the rescue facility, but his routine quickly stole everyone’s heart. The lion cub apparently found solace in a blanket that he couldn’t sleep without it. Vicky told The Dodo, “We had heard from the previous owners that he slept in the bed with the granddad.”
“So I went into the enclosure and brought him a blanket and placed it in one of the corners.” He cuddled up on the blanket and fell asleep almost immediately. I’ve always given him a blanket since then.”
Lambert has made a full recovery thanks to the efforts of the rescue crew, and he is now unrecognizable. Despite getting back on track, the now adult lion remains at the facility since he would perish in the wild. Lambert still need a blanket to cuddle in before going to bed, despite the fact that he is now a fully grown lion.
“He has 7,000 square feet to run around in,” Angela Culver said, “which includes a covered den area for shade and shelter from the rain and a bright, grassy playground with the pool he loves to play in.” “He acts like any other two-year-old lion, being lively, playful, and full of cattitude. With him, you know where you stand.”