Meet Leo

Leo 2001 – 2016

On August 11th 2016 we said goodbye to our beloved Leo, the 15-year-old lion in our “BLT” trio. During surgery, our veterinarians discovered that over 80% of Leo’s liver was full of inoperable masses and because of this, the heart wrenching decision was made to let him go. Leo’s brothers, Baloo (bear) and Shere Khan (tiger), were able to say goodbye to Leo. The two surviving brothers at the time were watched closely by their keepers and were given plenty of extra enrichment and attention. Animals are so perceptive and with the incredible bond the BLT had since being rescued together from a drug dealer’s basement in 2001, it is highly likely that Baloo and Shere Khan knew their lion brother was terminally ill long before Leo began displaying outward symptoms. Leo was buried by the trio’s clubhouse, which was their favorite resting spot. Even in death, Baloo, Shere Khan and Leo will always be together.

Animal Details

Name: Leo
Category: BLT