Born: September 1, 2004
Loving Adoptive Parents: Matt Larsen - Egg Harbor, WI and Rachel Banks of Paradise, TX
Loving Sponsors: Jaisi Jiles - Anchor, IL
Kiara was due to arrive at CARE with a male lion. However, before her previous owners brought them to us, they wanted to have the male seen for a possible tumor on his rear-end. They performed surgery and it went well but the old male was very slow to wake up. Unfortunately, he passed away during the night, most likely due to his advanced age. We were crushed to hear that Kiara would now be alone. When Kiara was being unloaded she did not seem very happy, we were told she had a bit of an attitude. We also noticed that she was the most physically fragile of the group. But, she went into her enclosure without much of a fuss and went straight for her toys. We ended up putting her in Tabula’s old enclosure and she even has the company of Craig (Tabula’s old ball). If Craig helped one old lioness during her life, maybe it can comfort another.
What we have found out since she moved in is that she is the most comfortable and confident of the group and does not seem cranky at all – in fact she is turning out to have a lovely personality and everyone is falling in love with her! Kiara does require a lot of extra TLC. She has a skin condition that needs to be addressed and she needs some extensive dental care that we will need a specialist for. She is enjoying the company of the CARE staff and interns and volunteer Rachel, who hand feeds her several times a day. For now she is getting stronger every day. Please keep your fingers crossed for this sweet girl, she deserves the best we can give her!
To learn more about Kiara's move to CARE, click here.