A lion without his bite is hardly a lion at all! This is how the famous Kevin Richardson describes Aslan’s heartbreaking situation. The nine years old majestic lion was suffering from rotten and broken off canines. I just cannot imagine the pain he had to be through.
The lion whisperer and the gorgeous cat are knowing each other for many years. So the lion’s condition makes Richardson to feel completely heartbroken as he sees those adorable creatures like his own children. This insupportable pain “made him more aloof, more agitated, more aggressive, and he isolates himself from the pride, ” the whisperer says.
For a lion, as much as for any other wild animal out there, is crucial to have working teeth. Therefore helping Aslan to use his canines once again was the main priority. And thanks to Fixodent, this was about to happen sooner than expected, to Richardson’s excitement. After all, the lion was about to regain his strong bite, but more than that, the terrible pain that torment him was about to vanish.
The video shows the surgical procedure of fixing the lion’s teeth. It took almost 6 hours, but in the end Aslan has four teeth fixed, instead of just the two originally expected. And most importantly, everything went well.
Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp declared in a post-operation interview that once he got into the lion’s mouth, it was clear that there had been ongoing chronic infection, and that had burst up into the nose. Aslan spent some time recovering and on antibiotics at the sanctuary before being released back to the wild with his pride.
Now that the pain is subsiding the white lion can have his life back!
You probably all heard about Kevin Richardson before. He is running Kevin Richardson Wildlife Preserve, a self sustaining carnivore preservation. Their mission is to save and preserve the species of this gorgeous wild cats. Over the years, the lion whisperer has developed a very affectionate and trusting relationship with prides of lions in South Africa.
Lions are being heavily hunted in Africa, and their numbers and habitat are dwindling dangerously low according to Richardson’s website.
“The lion population occupies less than 20 percent of its former range in Africa. Numbers are estimated between 15,000 and 30,000 depending on who is asked,” the website reads. “This is alarming on its own. If allowed to carry on declining at the current rate we will have no lions left in the wild in as few as 20 years.”