07.06.2019

THE KING AND QUEEN OF LA TANIÈRE MAKE THEIR ENTRANCE

Nale is just 7 years old, and thus in the prime of his life. The young lion arrived in La Tanière on 4 June 2019. Nale came from a circus which stop its lion acts, the zoo-refuge was the only solution because no zoo could look after him. 

Caring for a lion isn’t an easy task! To feed him it takes around 5 kg of meat a day (on the other hand, he only eats 5 or 6 days a week). This represents €1500 in food a month.

When he arrived, Nale was placed in quarantine. After about a month, he’ll join the fauverie and live a peaceful life, like the king he is. 

Zouina arrived at La Tanière on 7 June 2019. This lioness, just 20 years old, arrived from an animal park in Montpellier (therefore she didn’t need to go to quarantine like Nale). Zouina did not get along with her peers at the zoo, so La Tanière was a solution for her, a refuge as a retirement home, where lioness will get all the attention she needs.  

Zouina means “beautifulin Moroccan, this magnificent lioness lives up to her name.

Watch the awesome arrival of Nale and Zouina on Facebook!