A lion without its bite is not a lion! This is how the famous Kevin Richardson describes Aslan’s heartbreaking situation. The majestic nine-year-old Leo suffered from chipped and rotten canines. I can’t imagine the pain he went through.
The lion whisperer and the beautiful cat have known each other for many years. The lion’s condition makes Richardson heartbroken when he sees these adorable creatures as his own children. This excruciating pain “made him more distant, excited, aggressive, and isolated from pride,” says the whisperer.
For a lion, as for any other wild animal, it is important to have functional teeth. Therefore, the top priority was helping Aslan put his canines back in place. And thanks to Fixodent, it should happen sooner than expected, much to Richardson’s enthusiasm. Eventually the lion would regain its strong bite, but more than that, the terrible pain that tormented him was about to disappear.
The video shows the surgical procedure to fix the dandelions in place. It took almost 6 hours, but in the end Aslan fixed four teeth instead of the two originally expected. And above all, everything went well.
Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp explained in a post-operative interview that as soon as he entered the lion’s mouth, it was clear that there was a chronic infection and that it had broken out in the nose. Aslan spent some time in the sanctuary relaxing and taking antibiotics before being returned to the wild with pride in him.
Now that the pain has subsided, the white lion can get his life back!
Everyone has probably heard of the Kevin Richardson. He runs the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Reserve, a self-sustaining carnivore preserve. Your mission is to save and preserve the species of these beautiful wild cats. Over the years, the lion whisperer has built a very loving and trusting relationship with the South African pride of lions.
Lions are heavily hunted in Africa and their numbers and habitat are dangerously declining, according to Richardson’s website.
“The lion population occupies less than 20 percent of its former range in Africa. The number is estimated to be between 15,000 and 30,000 depending on who you ask, ”the website says. “That in itself is alarming. If we can go further back at the current rate, we won’t have more lions in the wild in just 20 years. ”