Life is not always easy for this lion named Cameron and Zabu white tigress. They were bred in a zoo in New England back in 2000 for one purpose – to create ligers. Zabu, hybrid Siberian-Bengal, have a genetic susceptibility for breeding and Cameron is the 200 pound weight. Fortunately, in 2004 they were both rescued from the zoo.
“When Zabu and Cameron saved, we built a large natural enclosure for the two of them to share because they really bonded as a couple,” which is based in Florida Big Cat Rescue writing. However, Cameron is getting very possessive Zabu and become a threat to his guards, so it was decided to neuter him (Zabu was spayed, too.) Unfortunately, Cameron loses mane noble but that’s a small price to pay to stay together with a friend.
“mood Cameron has softened dramatically and he seems much more comfortable in the summer Florida heat without additional 15 pounds of fur around his neck. He even has become a lot more fun because she no longer worried about everything that happened around his cage. “Both enjoyed each other’s company today, running around, nuzzling, and take a nap peacefully.
More Info: bigcatrescue.org (h / t: thedodo)
lion and his tigress bred in zoos to create ligers (a hybrid cross between a lion and a tiger)
tigress has a genetic susceptibility for breeding and Cameron is the 200 pound weight
Fortunately, the odd couple rescued from a zoo with Big Cat Rescue
“We built a cage large natural for them both to share because they really bonded as a couple”
over the years Cameron became more and more possessive of Zabu and would not let the guards near the cage for cleaning or feeding
“We only have two choices; separating him from Zabu forever or neuter him “
Cameron neutered resulting in loss mane His glorious but it’s a small price to pay to stay with his friend
“mood Cameron has softened dramatically and … she even became much more fun “
two enjoy each other’s company on this day walking around, nuzzling, and take a nap peacefully
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Lion Falls In Love With White Tiger, Zoo Escape Together