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Desert lion Adelle - R.I.P.


Adelle, Malkia's fellow warrior

Adelle, as well a Malkia wasn't lucky to receive parental love and care. She was born at the previous owners of the lion Leo and lioness Suria, who rejected her as a small cub. Since she was 4 months old, she's been living with Malkia and they are still great allies. But she does feel the dominancy of the year older Malkia many times.

Lion is the biggest predator in Africa and the only wild cat that lives in larger groups of 20 to 30 members. They are formed by one or more adult males and several females with different old cubs. Their roar can be heard for about 5–8 km.

A century ago the lion population was approximately 200 000 individuals. Today there are less than 30 000 and 80% animals have disappeared from their original habitat.

Lions, the kings of animals have been a popular symbol of majesty and bravery for millennia. What`s happening to this iconic animal? The human factor is the main reason of decreasing of their population. Their threat in the wild are poachers, the loss of their natural habitat as well as the trophy hunters. Lions are still abused in circuses all over the world.

Adell, who was always vital, suddenly stopped eating and was apathetic.
On Monday, March 1, 2021, a wild animal specialist, Dr. Goelkel, arrived, and in collaboration with our veterinarian Sibert Adelka was asleep to a proper examination.
X-ray, ultrasound, sampling ... Ultrasound revealed a lot of free fluid in the abdominal cavity (which usually has nothing to do there), which they aspirated and took samples. Ultrasound also showed chronic damage to one kidney, which was later confirmed by increased urea and creatinine parameters in the blood. During laparotomies (opening of the abdominal cavity), they discovered enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes, indicating ongoing severe inflammation. Dr. Goelkel took blood, urine and fluid samples, as well as a lymph node biopsy...
Adell already had significantly increased blood creatinine and urea parameters and low urine specific gravity, indicating kidney failure.
We did not give her a chance to survive due to the immediate results they found, but they still took her over from anesthesia... and we waited... around noon at three o'clock Adelka received an overdose from anesthesia and veterinarians said that if she did not stand by legs, suggest euthanasia so as not to bother. We weren't ready to give it up, so we fought until the next day.
It was unsuccessful, Adelka could no longer stand up and remember even though we saw as she wanted, her body was no longer able to remember and she was just worried. Therefore, around noon on Tuesday, euthanasia was performed with a heavy heart.
Adell no longer worries and chases with the others behind the rainbow bridge. We miss her very much, especially Malkinka, with whom she has lived since she was 4 months old.
R.I.P. Adelka, you will stay in our hearts forever. 2. 3. 2021


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