NGO Four Paws rescues hungry lions in Sudan

These emaciated lions were starving to death in a Sudan zoo, whose managers claim they no longer have the means to look after all the animals. But NGO Four Paws sent a team on site to care fo them.

Osman Salih didn’t expect to make this sinister discovery

One day, he was walking with his son in the Al Qurashi zoo located in Sudan. While Sudan is going through an economic crisis, the zoo’s managers claim they no longer have the means to look after all the animals. Worried about the health status of these starving animals, Osman Salih decided to sound the alarm on social media. But it was already too late.

On January 20, one of the lionesses died. Alerted by this, the NGO Four Paws decided to intervene. A few days later, a team from the NGO arrived on site, with the veterinarian Amir Khalil. They first focused on caring for the lioness Kandaka and the lion Mansour, who appeared to be in great danger.

After examining the lions, they put Kandaka on a drip to rehydrate her. After 2 weeks of treatment, Four Paws published new photos of the lion Mansour.


02/21/2020 7:58 AM
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  • David C.
    a day

    This go's on all over the world now we have to get serious with all Animals. A high council will be very helpful for the ones that must be fixed.

  • Viola C.
    6 days

    Any updates on these cats

  • Beverley B.
    03/28/2020 03:02

    They had no business keeping these lions at their zoo if they couldn't care for them. Surely they had the means to contact other zoos who could come to collect them & take over their care. The poor creatures were defenceless. There's no excuse for this neglect. Thank goodness they were saved from a painful cruel death.

  • Kim P.
    03/24/2020 01:33

    Close the damn zoo and put the animals in a Wildlife rescue far away from the people that caused this.

  • Doreen H.
    03/22/2020 03:10

    If they can"t afford to feed them call for help and find someone to come to your aid its better than letting them starve.

  • Donna B.
    03/21/2020 00:43

    Get them out!

  • Cheryl P.
    03/18/2020 22:21

    Please what happened to those that survived?

  • Vickie H.
    03/18/2020 13:56


  • Lisa A.
    03/08/2020 23:19

    Why don't they go out and hunt animals required to feed them! WTF! If you have a sanctuary for Lions, have a way to feed them! Criminals would do... poachers, serial killers, child and animal abusers...

  • Rajesh K.
    03/05/2020 11:29

    Thank God these beautiful animals are safe now. God bless everyone involved in this noble act.

  • Joanna W.
    03/05/2020 10:14

    How did no one notice till then, look at the state of them, that's so cruel

  • Ashleigh T.
    03/03/2020 16:28

    I remember seeing the original post about these lions.. so sad that one didnt make it, it should have never gotten to that point but great to see the others getting the help they need

  • Candace G.
    03/03/2020 02:53

    Thanks Osman for caring!!!!!!! So if they knew they didn't have the money to feed the Lions why didn't they move them else where before some had to die!!!!!!

  • Alison A.
    03/01/2020 00:20

    Thank you for caring and helping, I hope they recover and are regimes somewhere safe, so sad to hear one passed

  • Joann L.
    02/29/2020 18:29

    so happy they are getting the care they deserve,i pray they all pull threw and live a long happy life.thank you for your work.and resque

  • Rosemary R.
    02/29/2020 17:47

    Thank you guys 👏👏👏👏😥😥😥

  • Patricia G.
    02/29/2020 16:36

    Thank you so much for helping these lions. They deserve so much better than the life they had. If it is possible can you get these lions removed yo a safer environment. I have strong doubts the care will stop when you leave. How can that manager of the zoo ever have allowed this to happen. He cannot give a damn about the lions. Do you think you will be able to get them away from this uncaring zoo? Thank you for all of your hard work and your strength to be able to carry on.

  • Naty R.
    02/29/2020 15:01

    Pero jente que nesecidad hay que estos animales esten nuriendo de ambre si ya no tienen los recursos para alimentarlos porque no les dan su libertad para que ellos mismos busquen su alimento

  • Cecilia M.
    02/29/2020 13:17

    Thankyou to all of you involved helping, in this devistating situation 🙏 These animals deserves this so much.

  • Noelle H.
    02/29/2020 05:33

    WOW very sad