Lions are incredible creatures and they hold the title of being “kings of the jungle”. This is why it’s so heartbreaking to see a lion being forced to do things for entertainment purposes such as performing tricks at the circus. This is the story of Sheila, a rare white tigress who grew up in a cage and had to perform for every scrap of food that she received. Fortunately, a group of good people rescued Sheila and her life quickly turned around. She even fell in love with her neighbor!
This beautiful lioness is Sheila. Even though Sheila has lived most of her life behind steel bars, she managed to turn everything around after being saved by the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue organization.
Sheila has lived a hard life and there is no doubt about what. Her white fur which makes her beautiful also made her a target for bad people. Sheila did hundreds of photoshoots during her early years and while most people might like the limelight, this is not the case for a lioness.
Lionesses such as Sheila are rare and this is why she was forced to spend most of her life in front of cameras. Unfortunately, this has taken a toll on Sheila’s mind and the lionesses is quite sad.
Sheila didn’t just have to stand still for photoshoots, she was also forced to perform for live performances, similar to a circus lion. This made her sad and she lost the fierceness that made her one of the world’s deadliest predators.
The lioness always tried to escape but her owner made sure to keep her around at all cost. Her white fur brought in people from all over the world to see her and the owner couldn’t afford to let her go. Luckily for Sheila, there are many good people who dedicate their lives to helping exotic animals such as her.
A group of people saw how sad Sheila was and that she was bring mistreated and they reported this to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fortunately for Sheila, the U.S. officials decided to call a special organization to come and help out.
The organization called by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is called In-Sync Exotic Wildlife Rescue and without wasting any time, these people went and saved Sheila from her owner who mistreated her.
Even though Sheila has been rescued, she wasn’t feeling well. Sadly, the lioness was depressed and the caretakers could barely get her to eat. This wasn’t a good sign and it didn’t look like Sheila was going to live for much longer.
The people who were taking care of Sheila risked their lives and started hand feeding the lioness. This was the only way to get her to eat something. After spending a couple of days at the rescue center, Sheila was finally taken to a vet.
The reason why Sheila was not feeling well is because she was sick. The vet found out that Sheila is suffering from toxoplasmosis which is a disease that is known to affect felines. Without wasting anymore time, the caretakers started giving Sheila all the treatment that she needs in order to get better.
To everyone’s surprise, Sheila was feeling better only a couple of days after she received the treatment. This was quite uncommon since lionesses need a couple of months before they can get cured of toxoplasmosis. Something else was going on…
The reason why Sheila was feeling better is because she befriended her new neighbor, Khan. Khan is a fierce lion who was just transferred next to Sheila and to make things even more interesting, Khan was also mistreated and used for live performances by Sheila’s previous owner.
Even though Khan lived a similar life to Sheila, there is one big difference. Instead of becoming sad like Sheila did, Khan got aggressive. He didn’t let anyone touch him and this inspired Sheila to be strong.
Sheila and Khan got along right from the start. Lions live in packs called “prides” and Sheila finally had someone to call “friend”. She was no longer all alone in this cruel world.
As we can clearly tell from the picture featured above, Sheila and Khan fell in love. The caretakers were amazed by what was happening and they decided to start setting them on playdates to see just how well the two lions are getting along.
After going on a couple of supervised playdates, Sheila and Khan moved in together. The caretakers wanted to see first if they would attack each other, but the exact opposite happened. These two were meant for each other right from the start.
Isn’t it incredible how Sheila and Khan managed to find each other? They both lived a similar life and now, they no longer need to worry about being mistreated. Not just that, but they also have each other to rely on.
If there is one thing that we all can be sure about, then it has to be the fact that no one is going to mess with Sheila ever again, especially as long as Khan is around. These two are a power couple and they are going to live a great life together.
We also want to mention that the person who used to own Sheila and Khan was taken to prison. The In-Sync Exotic Wildlife Rescue organization made sure that justice got served and that the owner faced the consequences.
We are glad to let everyone know that this story has a happy ending. Sheila and Khan are healthy and they love spending time together.