Keeping a wild animal in captivity is not only physically and mentally harmful to the animal, but it can also result in the loss of its natural maternal instincts.
These animals’ natural instincts are often lost due to captivity, leading to the rejection of their cubs shortly after birth, and sadly, even when rescued, their wild instincts may not fully return
Sirona, a young lioness residing in a Russian wildlife park, eagerly anticipated giving birth to her first cub, bringing excitement to all those involved.
After Sirona gave birth to two adorable cubs, things took an unexpected turn.
Despite the joyous arrival of two adorable cubs, the young lioness at the Russian wildlife park failed to exhibit maternal behavior towards her offspring, showing no compassion and even rejecting them entirely.
The park personnel knew the significance of keeping newborn cubs with their mothers after delivery, but they had to intervene in this situation.
They decided to move the cubs to a safer location since they were at risk, but they knew their chances of survival were slim.
Unexpectedly, they received help from Sandra, a resident of the park who had been living there since she was a puppy, despite not being a wild animal.
Given her affectionate nature, Sandra had won the hearts of everyone at the park, prompting the caretakers to take a chance and hand over the cubs to her care. The results were nothing short of amazing, surprising everyone with Sandra’s remarkable maternal instincts.
The two cubs were immediately adopted by the affectionate German Shepherd, who cared for them as if they were her own, providing them with food and nurturing.
Sandra, who had her own litter, started nursing the abandoned cubs as her own, which provided the comfort they needed and ultimately saved their lives.