Adopt Simba

The majestic Simba

Simba the lion

Simba was born January 8th, 2005, in a French zoo, Parc Zoologique du Bouy and he lived there for several years before he was then acquired by an animal trainer in Vernay.  Here, poor Simba’s home was a ‘beast wagon’ – nothing more than a lorry trailer.  When this trailer was cleaned out, Simba was allowed access to a small circular ‘exercise cage’ attached to the trailer.  Not surprisingly, Simba would then often refuse to return to the confines of the trailer and yet the exercise cage wasn’t secure enough for him to remain in.

It is heart-breaking to think of the life Simba must have endured.  The cramped conditions, the loneliness, the boredom day after day. Thankfully though, matters were about to change for Simba when the French Authorities stepped in and ordered that Simba be handed over.

At the end of 2013, thanks to a concerted effort by Fondation 30 Millions d’Amis, a French NGO and the Natuurhulpcentrum (NHC), Simba had a temporary new home in Belgium before arriving at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in February 2014. Here, after some time in an enclosure next to Bella’s, the two of them got to know each other before they united in their new joint home.  They can now be found relaxing and dozing in the sun together very much enjoying each other’s company.

Want to adopt Simba?

Our adoptions packs are sent in email format to help conserve the environment and to ensure that the whole of your donation goes towards the animal rather than mailing/paper costs.

Email with the following information:
Your name
The name of the recipient (if different from your own)
Any special message you would like to appear on the certificate
Your animal of choice
The email address that you would like it to be sent to (if it is a gift you may want to send it on yourself or for us to send it on your behalf)
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