Lion Kahn

Species: African Lion
(Panthera leo)

Sex: Male
Born: January 22, 2000
Rescued: March 20, 2009
Weight at Rescue: 340 lbs.

lion snuggles
lion tongue

Lion playingThe USDA confiscated Kahn and two tigers from a local entertainment facility and brought them to In-Sync Exotics where they would find a safe, nurturing haven. All three cats were neglected and emaciated. Surprisingly, Kahn immediately took to his new home.

Many volunteers are smitten with his sweet disposition. He was about 100 lbs underweight and seemed to be suffering from multiple, severe bone issues. He limps on his front legs and has trouble supporting his back end. Getting on top of the den is a struggle for him, so we constructed a better cinder-block stairway which helps him get on top of the den more easily. The tip of Kahn’s tail was raw and swollen from constant chewing and sucking most likely from stress or boredom. By providing him with enriching toys, giving him lots of love and attention and ample time on the playground, Kahn’s tail no longer has the open sore and is even growing some hair on the tip. His mane is also growing in fuller.

When Kahn first arrived he was very food aggressive, but now that he knows he’ll be fed on a regular basis we practically have to beg him to eat. Kahn loves rawhide bones and buckets, but especially likes to stick his head through the hanging tire on the playground and walk in circles. His very deep and distinct roar is beautiful accompaniment to the lions’ singing. We are very happy to have him as part of our family.

tired lion