Edina was born in May 2008.
Edina was rescued from the illegal pet trade in Romania. Lion cubs sold into the pet trade in Romania are normally used as photographic props and lead a terrible existence. They are normally beaten, drugged, badly fed and often declawed and defanged! Often the cubs are kept in car boots! Most of the animals caught in this industry do not live for more than a year.
Edina arrived at the Sanctuary on 25-02-2009.
Her rescue was made possible by the following sponsors:
SOS Dogs Romania, Hundehilfe, The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust and Animal Travel Services (www.animal-travel.com) who once again assisted with the import free of charge.
Her enclosure was sponsored by The Winsome Constance Kindness Trust
Edina has been adopted by:
- Rudi & Ingrid Strubbe-Gerlo (FOR LIFE)
- Simone Coulon (FOR LIFE)
- Teri & John Haslam
- Yoga & Pilates at Nirvana
- Eduard, Josephine & Julian Rikken
- Alan & Gaynor Castle
- Louisa Frappier
- Dr. Paul, Diane & Bianca Henry (NZ)
- Michaela and Cherene Barrett
- Seth & Rael Alexander
- Mia Thorius
- Peter & Edna Charalambides (FOR LIFE)
- Spartans for Lions
- Melanie, Marvin & Lea Siegert
- Sandra du Plessis